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Health Alert 6-19-12

June 19, 2012 - According to the World Health Organization, gonorrhea may soon become incurable. For years medications have successfully fought the second most common sexually transmitted disease, but now several countries are reporting that some cases of gonorrhea are resistant to certain antibiotics. The World Health Organization says 106 million people are infected with gonorrhea every year. If left untreated, it can cause several health issues including infection, infertility and an increase risk of contracting HIV.

Also, a new study suggests, taking a daily low dose of aspirin may be associated with a greater risk of stomach and brain bleeding. According to USA Today, many people take a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke but the study supports the growing view that it's not smart to do that unless you are at high risk for heart problems, for example, if you've already had a heart attack or stroke.


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