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100 years ago in Spokane: Army officer predicts Germany to fall

Col. W.R. Abercrombie, a retired U.S. Army officer, delivered his firm (and no doubt welcome) opinion about the state of the war to the Spokane Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “The …


Sexually transmitted diseases hit another high in U.S.

Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases.


Dr. Zorba Paster: A potentially simple solution to stopping spread of an STD

When was the last time you read Teen Vogue? I doubt if many readers of my column have this magazine on their to-do reading list – unless, of course, you’re …


Increase in syphilis cases concerns Spokane health officials

Rates of syphilis infection are climbing across the U.S. and in Spokane County, drawing concern from public health officials.


Threat of untreatable gonorrhea is increasing, new data show

U.S. health officials have identified a cluster of gonorrhea infections that show sharply increased resistance to the last effective treatment available for the country’s second most commonly reported infectious disease.


Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time

A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented.


Sexual transmission of Zika more common than thought, WHO says

The sexual transmission of the Zika virus is more common than previously thought, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, citing reports from several countries.


First case of sexually transmitted Zika virus seen in France

A high-ranking French health official says a first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus has been diagnosed in France on a non-pregnant woman.


Oregon has its first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus

The Oregon Health Authority says the state has its first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus.


Charlie Sheen‘s HIV disclosure had big online impact: Study

A new study looks at the public health impact of actor Charlie Sheen’s disclosure that he has the virus that causes AIDS.


In Texas Zika case, infection occurred through sex

A person in Texas has been infected with the Zika virus after having sex with an ill person who had returned from South America, Dallas County health officials said Tuesday.