The sexual health of young adults is a subject the UK government continues to struggle with.
The number of STI/ STD testing carried out in 2020 remained around the same as previous years. This suggests that sexually active adults are still undergoing tests, with no clear drop or rise in demand. Yet, there has been a rise in some diseases, such as Chlamydia. This has led to increased efforts on education and awareness, to some degree.
But, there are still concerns about STI testing services. Users want the best possible tests and STD test kits with fast results, simple methods, and confidentiality. They also need those options to be affordable and accessible. Many … Read the rest
The situation about responses to the COVID-19 outbreak is evolving. Up-to-date data can be found in the guidelines prepared by federal public health sources and the daily updates from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) In The EU
Individuals who use drugs face the same risks as those of the general population and hence must know about the appropriate advice to lower their risk of infection. They may be subjected to additional risks, though, that need developing assessment and mitigation strategies.
These link to the behaviours associated with drug use. The settings where drug use takes place, or where care is provided. … Read the rest
E-cigarettes or vaping has been marketed as a healthy alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes, but what do you need to know about the potential risks? In the US, an epidemic of vaping-related disorders has been linked to 2,000 cases of lung injury and 39 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Donald Trump is currently considering plans to prohibit all flavored e-cigarette products after the spike in lung disorders. Health officials in America are advising people to quit vaping entirely until the cause of the deaths is clear.
It is thought that Vitamin E acetate, an oily chemical added to some THC vaping liquids, could be behind the mystery illness after the … Read the rest
Over the summer, numbers of people will gather to festivals to socialize and enjoy music. Despite all of the warnings, some will take drugs – but what exactly do we know about the illegal substances being used and the dangers they could bring?
In May two young people died at the Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth after organizers issued an alert concerning the availability of dangerous drugs at the site.
The parents of sufferers Tommy Cowan, 20, and Georgia Jones, 18, warned others about drugs use, but such stories aren’t uncommon – each year we hear of people dying at festivals.
Knowing more about what people are consuming- and what the dangers might be – is … Read the rest
Clinics are trying to cope with an increase in sexually transmitted diseases or STIs rising, a health expert has warned. Identification of syphilis in Wales rose by 53% from 2016 to 2017, while instances of gonorrhoea went up 21%, based on Public Health Wales’ statistics. The sexual health numbers change quarterly.
British Association of Sexual Health and HIV President, Dr. Olwen Williams blamed dating apps and said Welsh services needed more cash. The Welsh Government said it will finance many sexual health projects.
Dr Williams said: “We’re seeing a genuine rise in STIs, if we were just seeing an increase in testing then our figures would look slightly different, but it feels that way.” “Certainly … Read the rest
The problem of drug abuse is prevalent among youths particularly teenagers and young adults in the UK. The practice is also common among other members of society who belong to low-income groups. Club drugs are commonly used and abused by different groups of young people, and these substances affect the users in many ways. The hard part is finding club drugs support groups.
The issue of substance abuse is a cause for concern since it also negatively impacts the families of the people who abuse drugs. Different researches indicate that more than one million people use different types of drugs every year. The government also spends a lot of money on medical expenses and support … Read the rest
Synthetic Drugs Are Low-Quality
There are a set of scary stories out there about the potential dangers of taking synthetic drugs like bath salts and Spice. Users can feel invincible, like feeling they have superpowers and find themselves in life-threatening situations. Some may experience delusions and paranoia so severe that their actions land them in prison.
Others may take such a bad trip that they never return from. There are stories from the US and UK of teens having sex with trees while calling themselves Thor, which may sound humorous on the surface. Sadly, the reality is far from it.… Read the rest
The hair follicle drug test is one of the popular options available now for workplace drug testing. Urine testing is more prevalent, but hair sample testing is more accurate and lasts longer. The public has long believed that the hair follicle test is foolproof.
There is plenty of evidence of government labs and other official testers turning to this newer method because of its many benefits over the standard urine sample in drug testing. However, there are some cheats to beat the test according to HairFollicleDrugTest.info, there are several proven ways to pass a hair drug test today. And given the number of comments on that website, it’s clear that a LOT of people … Read the rest
Ketamine is a schedule III drug in the US with a higher risk than some users may realize. As with most street and club drugs, there are many different terms used to describe it. Common slang names refer to the K of Ketamine, such as Super K, Special K, and Vitamin K. Other, names include Cat Tranquilizer and Cat Valium. These names refer to the original purpose of this drug.
What Is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a form of anesthetic from veterinarian practices. This “cat tranquilizer” was once used for that very purpose. It is now taken from these offices for sale on the street. The immediate danger with this synthetic drug … Read the rest
Synthetic Drugs(K2 Or Spice)
It is far too easy for young people to assume that legal and illegal drugs are either right or bad. Criminalized drugs must be unsafe while legal drugs are safe to take with no consequences. The problem is that this black and white image doesn’t give an accurate representation of the world of dangerous substances.
The best example of this is K2, otherwise known as Spice or Synthetic Marijuana. K2 was once legal on a technicality but is now banned. Government officials are keen to see all “legal highs” like this banned. This is because these drugs are potent, unregulated and highly dangerous.
K2 And Other Synthetic Drugs Are Not
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The prevalence of STIs and the effectiveness of STD testing clinics are important issues in UK healthcare. Recent data has shown that there is work to do in both areas. Public Health England issued a report in October 2016 outlining the impact of STIs and their increase in 2015. Overall, the total number of new STI diagnoses did decrease. This equated to a 3% decrease in around 435,000 cases, making London on-par with New York City’s STD rates.
This is largely due to a decrease in STD testing for genital warts, HPV, and chlamydia. However, there are concerns over the correlation between reduced accessibility to testing and positive diagnoses. Chlamydia remains a … Read the rest
Introduction Of Club Drugs
Raves and drugs go hand in hand. The culture of the rave and clubbing, and the style of music, all contribute to the ongoing popularity of drug use. This is not just a phenomenon of the 1990s. Club drugs are still used across the country, and the range of options is growing.
The Number One Choice In Club Drugs For Most Ravers Is Ecstasy
When we think of club drugs, we tend to immediately think of ecstasy and its related substances. This means ecstasy pills, MDMA powder, and new drugs like Molly. Some clubbers and ravers are under the impression that Molly and MDMA are the same things. This is not … Read the rest
Introduction Of Synthetic Marijuana
Synthetic marijuana sounds like the ideal alternative for drug users that can’t obtain the illegal, natural weed. Drug users that cannot get their preferred fix will look for the next best thing. The issue here is that synthetic marijuana is far from it. It is more dangerous and disturbing with poor regulation and communication over its ingredients. That is not another form of weed.
That is a plant material sprayed with synthetic cannabinoids and other chemicals to create a quick, simple high. Their reputation has exploded in recent years, with devastating effect. A recent ban of K2 and Spice came in to combat the issue, but the problem goes much deeper.… Read the rest
Molly is a phenomenon we tend to associate with American youth culture. Young adults are using this drug as fun, cheap alternative to ecstasy to get high on nights out. It is the pinnacle club drug right now because of its place in the EDM scene and modern culture. This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t fear the use of Molly in the UK. There is nothing to stop this alternative drug from flooding the British club scene.
In fact, Mandy, as it is sometimes known here, is around. The presence of this drug is a concern because of its potential dangers and a lack of information about its origin. Drug users need to be … Read the rest
Club Drug Clinic
The Club Drug Clinic is a facility that is at the cutting edge of addiction treatment, research and support in London. They work with Imperial College London to provide evidence for treatments and therapies and have a lot of experience with the subject.
- What does this mean for addicts that choose to go there?
- How are they able to help?
- What Sort Of Treatment Options Can Patients Expect At This Clinic?
It is important that all users dealing with drug addiction recovery get the right sort of counselling and support. This means spending time with a wide range of professionals and mentors that can guide them through the process. The specialist team … Read the rest