New class of antibiotic raises hopes for urgently-needed gonorrhoea drug

The Guardian, Tuesday 8 August 2017 

A new class of antibiotic has been found to work in the lab against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which can cause infertility and damage to babies and is fast becoming resistant to all existing drugs.

Although it is early days, because the antibiotic has yet to be tried in animals or humans, researchers say they are excited by its potential.

Listerine may hold promise in fight against gonorrhea

Reuters, Fri Dec 23, 2016 | 1:58pm EST

Antiseptic mouthwashes may someday be a tool in the fight against the sexually transmitted infection known as gonorrhea, but more research is needed, according to a new study from Australia.

Researchers found that the brand of mouthwash known Listerine inhibited the growth of the bacteria known as N. gonorrhea in the lab and in the mouths of gay and bisexual men who tested positive for the infection.

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