By: Terry Graedon December 29, 2016 13 Comments
    Why Is Listerine Important for Public Health?

    Sexually transmitted diseases still cause infections and suffering around the world, but public health authorities are hopeful that help might come from an unexpected quarter.¬†An old mouthwash has ju…

    By: Joe Graedon February 5, 2015 1 Comments
    Smart Phone Can Diagnose STDs

    Your smart phone may soon go way beyond a device you use to take calls, check email or text friends that you are running late. We reported recently on a diagnosis of a heart arrhythmia that was made u…

    By: Terry Graedon May 22, 2014 0 Comments
    Sexually Transmitted Disease Boosts the Risk of …

    Could some cases of prostate cancer be traced to infection? Scientists have discovered that a sexually transmitted microscopic parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis can infect the lining of the prosta…

    By: Joe Graedon January 2, 2014 38 Comments
    Toilet Seats Are a Touchy Topic

    We had no idea Americans have such a fear and loathing of toilet seats. We discovered that when we received a letter from a reader of our newspaper column. She wanted to know a quick way to sterilize …

    By: Terry Graedon June 14, 2012 0 Comments
    Scary Changes in Sexually Transmitted Infection

    Drug-resistant gonorrhea is spreading across Europe and has health authorities very concerned. Strains that have become nearly impossible to treat with ordinary antibiotics represented 10 percent of s…

    By: Terry Graedon October 6, 2010 0 Comments
    Teens Star at Safer Sex

    According to conventional wisdom adolescents are impulsive and irresponsible about sex whereas older adults are more prudent. A new study has just turned conventional wisdom upside down. Researchers a…