Medicine

'Shameful' Finding in California STD Report

'Shameful' Finding in California STD Report

The California Department of Public Health revealed in a report released on Monday a dramatic increase in sexually transmitted diseases in the Golden State.

California recorded more than 300,000 cases of sexually transmitted disease in 2017, a 45 percent jump from five years earlier.

The almost half a million nationwide cases of gonorrhea in 2016 is even more urgent.

STDs are on the rise in California and in Butte County, but these aren't slight year-to-year increases, they're rising at an alarming rate.

In 2017, Sacramento had the 6th highest chlamydia rates of all 58 California counties.

Chlamydia and gonorrhea were the most rampant among people under 30, with rates of chlamydia highest among young women.

More news: Superman actress Margot Kidder dies at 69

If left untreated, gonorrhea and chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and ectopic pregnancy. It can cause severe neurological problems, deformities or blindness, and death.

"The most devastating outcome of syphilis is congenital syphilis, which is affecting a baby which is a potentially fatal infection", said Golden.

These outcomes are not only personally hard and painful, they place a burden on our health system.

Another concerning number from the state health agency is that 30 stillbirths occurred in California due to syphilis.

Many STDs can be cured by antibiotics but prevention is still best. "Most people infected with an STD do not know it". Parents and educators need tools to talk about STDs in a medically accurate and inclusive manner. Someone who depended on public clinics for STD screening and treatment may not want to discuss it with their doctor, or may not have a doctor at all, she said. But numbers show premartial sex peaked with kids who were in high school in the 1980s. A new bill - SB 1023, introduced by Sen. It's even more risky for pregnant women.

She also partially blamed the funneling of patients away from public health services toward primary care physicians under the Affordable Care Act. With this year's budget showing a projected surplus, it's time for the governor and our elected lawmakers to make STD funding a priority in this year's state budget, and provide the leadership and resources needed to get the job done.


  • Airline pilot 'sucked halfway out' as cockpit windshield breaks during flight

    Airline pilot 'sucked halfway out' as cockpit windshield breaks during flight

    Just a huge noise", Liu said, according to the China News Service. "It was very hard to control", he added. However, passengers and crew described frightening scenes on board the plane during the incident.
    Packers not expected to sign WR Dez Bryant

    Packers not expected to sign WR Dez Bryant

    Except some guy named Dez Bryant . "You need somebody that can stretch the field and [be] an X factor, and that's Dez Bryant". I still believe Dez can high-point the football as good as any other wide receiver in the National Football League.
    Decorated Carrick makes immediate switch to coaching role at Man Utd

    Decorated Carrick makes immediate switch to coaching role at Man Utd

    While Carrick might be hanging up his boots, his United team-mates still have the FA Cup final against Chelsea to prepare for. I look forward to working with him. "I have a lot of memories to cherish, some I'll never forget, especially of this place".
  • Hart, Wilshere left out of England's World Cup squad

    Hart, Wilshere left out of England's World Cup squad

    There is also no place for Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, with Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski on standby for a spot in Russian Federation .
    United States  hits head of Iran's central bank with terror sanctions

    United States hits head of Iran's central bank with terror sanctions

    Seif, as the central bank's governor, has helped guide Iran's economy through the web of sanctions in place on that country. Add that trump intends to immediately impose sanctions against any foreign companies that will do business with Iran.
    Astronomers discover the fastest-growing black hole ever

    Astronomers discover the fastest-growing black hole ever

    Astronomers believe they may form when a large cloud of gas up to 100,000 times bigger than the sun, collapses into a black hole. But the 2.3-meter telescope allowed them to detect the light in near-infrared and really understand the scope of the discovery.
  • PM Modi to commence a visit to Russian Federation  on May 21

    PM Modi to commence a visit to Russian Federation on May 21

    The meeting between the two world leaders comes as a surprise as both Modi and Putin are set to meet quite a few times this year. Russian Federation is the only country - apart from Japan - which has an "annual summit" mechanism with India.
    West Ham's three-man shortlist to replace Moyes

    West Ham's three-man shortlist to replace Moyes

    The other is former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who is now managing in the Chinese Super League. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley responded by insisting they would be backing the Spaniard to the full this summer.
    Tropical Downpours: spotty but heavy storms begin Tuesday

    Tropical Downpours: spotty but heavy storms begin Tuesday

    A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible along a almost stationary surface boundary in northern and central Indiana. Mother's Day turned out to be fairly active with showers and storms passing through this afternoon.
  • Facebook Has Removed Half A Billion Fake Accounts So Far This Year

    Facebook Has Removed Half A Billion Fake Accounts So Far This Year

    During the press call, Schultz noted it will be a mix of full-timers and contractors spread across 16 locations around the world. During Q1, Facebook found and flagged 98.5% of fake accounts it ultimately took action against before any user reported them.
    Okorocha, Imo APC leaders meet Osinbajo — APC ward Congresses

    Okorocha, Imo APC leaders meet Osinbajo — APC ward Congresses

    During the ward congress, parallel congress were reported to have been conducted in Borno, Ondo, Kogi, and Kano. Dododo said, "When I realised this, I made other arrangements only for us to discover that he was part of it".
    Aston Martin DB11 AMR revealed

    Aston Martin DB11 AMR revealed

    The dark theme continues inside, with monotone leather and alcantara upholstery and a contrasting central lime stripe. Buyers looking to dress up the body should check out the limited-edition AMR Signature Edition (above).