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12A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 4, 1999

HIGHER EDUCATION

Chlamydia
often unde
Adrianne De Castro
Daily BruinYo
: OS ANGELES (U-WIRE) -
A)though its symptoms are subtle, it is who
tlg most frequently reported infectious
dsease in the United States.
According to the Center for Disease
Control Division of Sexually phys
Transmitted Disease and Prevention, an Studen
estimated 3 million cases of chlamydia
occur annually but only 526,653 were
reported in 1997, perhaps due to the In won
subtlety of the symptoms. irregular
Furthermore, the CDC reports that with urin
75 percent of infected women and 50 genital a
percent of men exhibit no chlamydial lower abd
symptoms, which can be symptoms of nied by na
other bacterial infections. As a result, If these
few realize they have chlamydia and cally app
even fewer are treated. after expo
1"t has no noticeable symptoms and "Young
even if it does, they may be vague and ty frighte
hard to distinguish," said Ann Brooks, aware oft
nurse manager of Women's Health at aware afte
the Arthur Ashe Student Health and a risk. Th
Wellness Center. toms," Ke
Others in the medical field have made The ear
similar observations of chlamydia. chlamydia
"Our immune system keeps it some- disease,a
what under control. Like some other Family Ph
STDs, (the symptoms) seem to be hid- If untrc
den," said Dennis Kelly, a physician in conseque
the Men's Clinic of Student Heath at the extremely
Ashe Center. to be mo
The chlamydia bacteria is transmit- the most
ted during contact through the genital, women, B
oral or rectal areas of an infected per- Accord
s .,Sex with a new partner or many women wi
prtners without the use of a condom developp
places people at a higher risk for a which can
chlamydial infection. The di
But a person can be infected and tubal preg
show no symptoms, thereby infecting ment of th
their partner with the disease without lopian tub
knowing it. Tubal pr
4for men, the symptoms include pain of first-t
oVf urning during urination, frequent deaths in1
urination, pain and swelling in the testi- to the CD
cles, low-grade fever and watery, or PID als
milky discharge from the penis. ductive an

signs
tected
Drg people
come In get
,ty frightened"
- Dennis Kelly
sician at the Men's Clinic of
t Health at the Ashe Center
men, the symptoms include
vaginal bleeding, burning
ation, itching or burning in the
rea, vaginal discharge and
dominal pain often accompa-
=usea and fever
symptoms do occur, they typi-
ear within a week to a month
sure to an infected person.
people who come in get pret-
ned. But they are also very
their bodies and much more
er they realize they have taken
hey begin to look for symp-
lly said.
rly diagnosis and treatment of
a is essential to controlling the
according to the American
hysician journal.
eated, the medical and health
noes of chlamydia can be
serious Although men tend
re symptomatic than women,
serious consequences affect
rooks said.
ing to the CDC, 40 percent of
vith untreated chlamydia will
pelvic inflammatory disease,
result in infertility.
sease can also result in fatal
gnancy, which is the develop-
he fertilized egg inside the fal-
be instead of the uterus.
regnancy is the leading cause
rimester, pregnancy-related
American women, according
C.
so causes other serious repro-
nd abdominal conditions.

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Search for .
Yale semnor
yields little

progress

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DANNY KALICK /Daily
LSA first-year student Megan Golapi enjoys a cigarette while reading on the corner of South State and East Williams
streets yesterday.
Ri-p-sing obesity levels inci.,.Lte
ch v
Cuidc -oi or eafi t iy

By Michael Kolber
Yale Daily News
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (U-WIRE)
- Police have made little progress in
their investigation into the disappear-
ance of Yale Branford senior Gregory
Norris, a University spokesperson
said Tuesday.
Branford Master Steven Smith said
Norris was last seen Friday night.*
Norris logged into a Yale e-mail server
on the computer of his roommate,
Branford senior Swaminathan
Kumaresan at 2:04 a.m. Sunday morn-
ing, Pantheon records show.
Norris' parents said they received a
strange message from their son early
Sunday morning on their answering
machine. When they were unable to con-
tact him, Norris' parents called the Yale
University Police from their OmahaO
Neb., home. He has been considered
missing since Sunday afternoon.
Norris and his friend Loren Hardy, a
Yale senior, saw a movie at the Medical
School Film Society on Friday night,
Hardy said.
Yale spokesperson Thomas Conroy
said he had no new information about
the police investigation Tuesday.
"Unfortunately, he hasn't been
found," Conrov said. _
Yale University Police Chief JamesW
Perrotti did not return numerous calls
to his office Tuesday.
Detective Martin Buonfiglio referred
questions about the case to Perrotti.
"The police are conducting a nor-
mal and intense investigation," Dean
of Student Affairs Betty Trachtenberg
said. "I just hope this whole thing
turns out fine and that he's well
somewhere."
Many of Norris' close friends
including his roommate - did not
want to speak about his disappearance
Tuesday.
"Everyone is just clueless about
this," Branford senior Kevin
Birmingham said. "We're all just in the
dark."
Smith sent an e-mail message to
Branford students Tuesday afternoon
telling them that no new information
had been discovered and that he ha*
decided he would not discuss the
case further until new information
surfaces.

By Craig Gustafson
The Minnesota Daily
MINNEAPOLIS (U-WIRE) - A
new study by the American Medical
Association indicates that fewer
Americans can boast a slim waistline.
The belt-loosening trend shows that
obesity among Americans hit 18 per-
cent, up from 12 percent in 1991,
according to the report.
At the University of Minnesota, the
stomachs behind many maroon-and-
gold sweat shirts are taking part in the
upswing.
A 1995 Bovnton Health Service study
indicated that 13 percent of university
students are overweight, and soon-to-be-

released data will show a much higher
incidence of campus heftiness.
"Obesity is an issue on campus for
folks," said Dave Golden, a Boynton
health specialist.
The nationwide cellulite upswing isn't
isolated to a just a few pockets of states
or ethnic groups. Instead both men and
women in every state and from every
education level saw their waistlines
expand. Several races saw a similar trend,
with Latino/as leading the way.
Minnesota ranked 32nd of 45 states
with 15.7 percent of its population clas-
sified as overweight. Wisconsin was
22nd with 17.9 percent, which is also
the national average.

"People are starting to realize that
obesity is a public health threat like
tobacco,' said epidemiology Prof.
Robert Jeffrey.
The national study estimated that
280,000 people die each year from
weight-related problems. It is second
only to tobacco-related deaths.
Some of the long-term illnesses relat-
ed to obesity are heart disease, diabetes,
arthritis, gall-bladder disease, high
blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
In the past decade, the quality of
high-school and college students' diets
have declined, leaving many young
people with excess pounds, studies
indicate.

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