Posts tagged "syphilis"

Political Prophylactics & Mr. Marcus Is The Porn Star Responsible For The Syphilis Outbreak

Political condoms are here and ready for use. Your choice. You can wrap it up with Romney or Obama. [Huffington Post] In honor of Todd Akin, here are the five kinds of "illegitimate rape." Excuse me while I go punch a wall. [Em & Lo] Shia LeBeouf will be having REAL…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 24, 2012

Facebook Gives You Syphilis?!?! Or Not.

In certain cities in the U.K., there's been a fourfold increase in the number of syphilis cases. And these cities have one thing in common -- they are where Facebook is most popular. Public health officials think that social networking sites are making it much easier for syphilis-ridden horndogs to find casual sex partners, and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2010

Syphilis Test Gets North Carolinians Walmart Or McDonald’s Gift Cards

Rates of syphilis in Forsyth, NC have tripled in one year, so health officials there have come up with a novel idea to entice people to get tested. Folks who undergo testing are awarded with a $10 gift card to either Walmart or McDonald's. Now, I know people need some kind of incentive to get…
By: Annika Harris / September 18, 2009

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: Syphilis

Syphilis is a mighty morphing STD that is hard to detect. Its symptoms don't occur in a consistent order, but experts have narrowed them down to four stages. The primary stage is when a firm sore, called a chancre, appears around your lady parts. You can get one firm sore or many love bumps. They…
By: Stephanie Armstrong / April 25, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Hair, Syphilis, And How To Spend Your Mornings

Humans have the same amount of hair as gorillas and other primates, it's just virtually invisible. So why have we retained so much hair on our heads? "Human head hair, and its myriad of configurations in different human cultures, has been sexually selected for, in human evolution, as a mate-signaling device – perhaps the huma…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 13, 2008

Syphilis Is a Nasty, Nasty Disease

The number of cases of syphilis is on the rise. In Britain, there are 10 times the number of cases there were a decade ago, and France has almost 16 times the number of cases that it did just three years ago. Thankfully, we have antibiotics these days, so if you get syphilis, you most…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 18, 2007