Posts tagged ‘World Health Organization’

July 12, 2011

BEWARE: Scientists Find First Superbug Strain of Gonorrhea

by Accidental Bear

Be warned. Your cabinet full of antibiotics that you take as vitamins to clear you up from your weekends of sodomy may have met their match, Super Gonorrhea! It’s time to use your big head. I’m not asking you to stop sticking your pee-wee through perfectly crafted glory holes and stop going to truck stops on your lunch break, but you may have to pay some heavy consequences. Reading is hard, I know, but please take the time and educate yourself to this alarming news, all sex jokes aside. AB

(Reuters) – Scientists have found a “superbug” strain of gonorrhea in Japan that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics and say it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a global public health threat.

The new strain of the sexually transmitted disease — called H041 — cannot be killed by any currently recommended treatments for gonorrhea, leaving doctors with no other option than to try medicines so far untested against the disease.

Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria, who discovered the strain with colleagues from Japan in samples from Kyoto, described it as both “alarming” and “predictable.”

June 21, 2011

News: Transgender Murder, David Tyree, Amy Winehouse

by Accidental Bear


Guy Robs Bank So He Can Get Health Care in Prison James Verone, a 59-year-old former truck driver, was having serious medical problems that he couldn’t afford to get checked out or treated. If only North Carolina had a free, state-run health-care system!, he thought. Then he realized it does: in prison. And so one morning Verone hailed a cab, headed to (the randomly-chosen) RBC bank, and handed the teller a note “demanding one dollar, and medical attention.” As it happens, one dollar is not enough money to count as a “bank robbery” (and garner the jail time that goes with it), and Verone will be charged with “larceny from a person.” Nonetheless, the Gaston Gazette writes, Verone has already “seen several nurses and has an appointment with a doctor Friday.”

Support is a Major Component in Coming-Out Process new study by the University of Rochester has highlighted the personal rewards for LGBT people in coming out as well as the link between their happiness and community support. The research found that support is one of the most important elements in the coming-out process. People who came out in hostile or judgmental environments did not enjoy the same benefits as those in supportive ones.

 N.J. Man Indicted in Transgender Murder A Newark, N.J., man was indicted Monday on charges of murder and bias intimidation in the September death of a transgender woman. On the night of September 12, 2010, Victoria Carmen White, 28, was out dancing with her cousin when she met Alrashim Chambers, 24, and Marquise Foster, 26. Friends and family of White say the four returned to the cousin’s apartment, where an altercation led to White being shot multiple times.

Obama’s gay marriage conundrum Obama’s claim eight months ago that his position is evolving on gay marriage seems to have created a political conundrum: It has led gay advocates to demand, understandably, to know when his position will reach full evolution. As I noted here yesterday, the problem is that Obama has left everyone believing that he believes in full equality but that he’s not quite prepared to take the final step of saying so.

WHO urges equal access to HIV services for gay men GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization urged governments Tuesday to eliminate laws criminalizing sexual activity between consenting men, as part of an effort to ensure they get equal access to HIV prevention and treatment. The U.N. health agency said that men who have sex with men face legal or practical discrimination obtaining medical services in many countries — particularly the estimated 76 countries where gay sex is illegal — and are among the hardest-hit by the HIV epidemic.

David Tyree, hero of Giants’ Super Bowl upset of Patriots, said he’d trade win to block gay marriage ALBANY - Giants 2007 Super Bowl hero David Tyree said he’d trade “The Catch” and the team’s unlikely championship to keep marriage between one man and one woman. Tyree is best remembered in his career for his miraculous late-game catch in Super Bowl XLII against the Patriots, trapping the ball against his helmet while being pulled down by New England safety Rodney Harrison.

Joe Jonas Covers ‘Paper’ Magazine’s Summer Music Issue  Joe Jonas looks dapper in a Neil Barretttuxedo, shirt, and bow tie on the cover ofPaper magazine’s Summer Music Issue. Here’s what the 21-year-old entertainer had to share: On branching out from the Jonas Brothers: “My brothers [Kevin and Nick] and I, we’re like each other’s best friends, and I think it’s that foundation that makes me feel like I can really do this on my own for a second.” On the inspiration for his upcoming album, Fastlife: “I don’t mean to name-drop but about a year-and-a-half ago I metBono, and he told me to write music that was really honest, to not be afraid to go there.”

Amy Winehouse Gives Up Amy Winehouse pulls the plug on her entire concert tour. Chris Brown accidentally tweets a private message for Rihanna. Kanye West hides the fact that he has girly alcohol preferences. Tuesday gossip says no, no, no. After her trainwreck performance in Serbia, Amy Winehouse canceled a couple stops on her European tour. Now, she’s canceled the entire tour. No word whether she’s going back to rehab, or just returning to her sad, messy life in England, smoking crack in a house full of half-eaten junk food, dirty laundry, and the feces of mice. [AP,images via WENN]

 

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