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First drug-resistant gonorrhea strain emerges

For the first time, international researchers have identified a strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to treatment with antibiotics, scientists announced at a sex disease research conference Monday. The common bacterial infection, often called the “clap,” has until now been easily treatable with antibiotics but if left alone can cause…

WHO says swine flu pandemic is over

World Health Organization says swine flu pandemic is over The World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic officially over Tuesday, months after many national authorities started canceling vaccine orders and shutting down hot lines as the disease ebbed from the headlines. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said the organization’s emergency…