CDC warns untreatable gonorrhea could spread like wildfire

There have been lots of warnings that gonorrhea is becoming untreatable, but now a new study gives a glimpse of what could happen if the last treatment option fails. And it's not looking good. » 3/14/14 11:41am 3/14/14 11:41am

Gonorrhea is becoming untreatable

Gonorrhea is the second-most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease in the United States. But no biggie, right? It's not like it's HIV or herpes — you know, one of those STDs that sticks with you for life. Just pop some antibiotics and you're good to go, right? » 2/09/12 6:20am 2/09/12 6:20am

The case of the gonorrhea-giving inflatable doll (a.k.a. the worst…

Doctors are often confronted with less-than-savory aspects of the human condition. In the following medical paper, two doctors must solve the enigma of two sailors, one inflatable doll, and a communal case of the clap. » 1/23/11 2:15pm 1/23/11 2:15pm

Completely deranged sex education movie turns syphilis into Dracula…

The Return of Count Spirochete was a 1970s educational film that warned kids about the dangers of doing it. This surreal cartoon depicted syphilis as a vampire and gonorrhea as an evil pitchfork-wielding demon who climbs in your urethra. » 12/13/10 2:52pm 12/13/10 2:52pm

A Gonorrhea-Based Molecular Machine

Gonorrhea, a bacteria that's transmitted via sexual intercourse and causes painful swelling, may turn out to be the perfect molecular machine. A group of researchers at Columbia University have announced findings proving that the bacteria can use its pili, long filaments that act like limbs, to pull with a force… » 4/21/08 7:00am 4/21/08 7:00am