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2012-08-21 21:55:22

Procedure linked to prevention of sexually transmitted infections and related cancers A team of disease experts and health economists at Johns Hopkins warns that steadily declining rates of U.S. infant male circumcision could add more than $4.4 billion in avoidable health care costs if rates over the next decade drop to levels now seen in Europe. In a report to be published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine online Aug. 20, the Johns Hopkins experts say the added...

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2012-08-21 17:24:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has shown that fewer Americans are opting to have their baby boys circumcised and, if this trend continues, our Nation could end up tacking on an additional $4.4 billion to our avoidable health care costs. Once a routine operation, many parents are choosing to leave their sons “al fresco” as the debate between “to snip or not to snip” wages on. "We find that each circumcision not performed will...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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