TIL the company that makes Listerine marketed it as a cure for gonorrhea in the late 1800s; however, no one scientifically tested this claim until now. Lab studies show Listerine inhibits bacterial growth and that infected men are less likely to test positive for gonorrhea after gargling with it.
Gonorrhea Is Becoming Untreatable, U.N. Health Officials Warn - The U.N. health agency released new guidelines warning doctors that it no longer recommends an entire class of antibiotics, quinolones, because quinolone-resistant strains of the disease have emerged all over the world.
TIL After contracting gonorrhea due to having unsimulated sex in the film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Melvin Van Peebles successfully applied for workers' compensation because he was "hurt on the job"
TIL AC/DC’s lead singer informed girls that he had given them the Venereal disease Gonorrhea by performing AC/DC’s song “The Jack” on stage and pointing to girls that he had given the disease to
Evidence from a mass vaccination campaign for an outbreak of bacterial meningitis in New Zealand had unexpected results: reduced rates of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea. It is the first time a vaccine has shown any protection against gonorrhea.
Drug-resistant 'superbug gonorrhea' is emerging. Each year, it's estimated 78 million people become infected. Most women with the infection have no symptoms and 40 per cent of men don't either. Left untreated, men and women can become infertile. Sounds a lot like population control to me.
In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"Some people think they come of age when they've been burnt by gonorrhea, but if they've been burnt by AIDS they may never come of age", United States Department of Health and Human Services, 1993.