Syphilis Disease and Its Prevention

The first sign of syphilis is a small sore, called a chancre. The sore appears at the spot where the bacteria entered body. While most people infected with Treponema pallidum develop only one chancre, some develop several of them. The chancre usually develops about three weeks after exposure. Many people who have syphilis don’t notice the chancre because it’s usually painless, and it may be hidden within the vagina or rectum. The chancre will heal on its own within three to six weeks.

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Insomnia Treatment

Insomnia can occur at any age, and is more likely to affect women than men. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, people with certain risk factors are more likely to have insomnia. These risk factors include:
• High levels of stress
• Emotional disorders, such as depression or distress, related to a traumatic life event
• Lower income
• Traveling to different time zones
• Certain medical conditions
• Sedentary lifestyle
• Changes in work hours or night shifts

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