sexually transmitted diseases

Michael Douglas: Did He Say Oral Sex Caused His Cancer?

Posted on 06/3/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWow, talk about an oral debate: Did outspoken actor Michael Douglas really say his throat cancer was caused by performing oral sex on a woman with a sexually transmitted disease? And more important, is he right that it can? Now that Douglas’ frank interview with Britain’s Guardian newspaper has gone viral, cooler heads (translation: the actor’s appalled publicity people) have said he was just misunderstood, reports the Associated Press. But maybe we should thank the actor for bringing up a …

Growth in STDs Among Young Can Endanger Future 50+

Posted on 01/10/2013 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released its 2011 summary of sexually transmitted disease statistics and trends in the United States, and the news is bad: There was an 8 percent increase in chlamydia and a 4 percent increase in gonorrhea over 2010 stats. Syphilis rates remained unchanged, which is to say, no worse but no better. Women’s rate of increase in chlamydia was much higher than men’s, although the research indicated that might be because of more women …