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2009-01-28 18:42:34

Male circumcisions are twice as likely to be performed in states where Medicaid pays for them as in states where they're not covered, U.S. researchers said. Lead author Arleen A. Leibowitz of the University of California, Los Angeles Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services and the UCLA AIDS Institute, said male circumcision has been shown to lead to substantial health benefits in later life. State Medicaid plans that attempt to reduce costs in the short run by not...

2009-01-28 10:13:47

Lack of coverage puts low-income children at higher risk of HIV infection Hospitals in states where Medicaid does not pay for routine male circumcision are only about half as likely to perform the procedure, and this disparity could lead to an increased risk of HIV infection among lower-income children later in life, according to a UCLA AIDS Institute study. Researchers found that at hospitals in the 16 states where the procedure is not covered, circumcision rates were 24 percentage points...

2009-01-27 13:28:59

Men who had frequent sex and masturbation in their 20s and 30s are more likely to develop prostate cancer, British researchers said. The study of 800 men, published in BJU International, also found that frequent sexual activity in a man's 40s appears to have little effect and even small levels of activity in a man's 50s could offer protection from the disease. However, most of the differences were attributed to masturbation rather than sexual intercourse, the study said. Researchers led by...

2009-01-27 09:07:00

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- "A 2005 Japan impotence study uses soft words about hard seats suggesting motorbike 'vibration may cause ED' and 'more studies are needed to determine the cause,' " says patent-granted author Randall Dale Chipkar. "Based upon limited information one cannot conclude motorcycle seats as causation for impotence." "Bicycling or hard scooter seats on rough roads are much more rigorous on the groin rather than modern day cruising seats. Not to mention...

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2009-01-26 14:45:01

According to a study of more than 800 men published in the January issue of BJU International, men who are more sexually active in their 20s and 30s may run a higher risk of prostate cancer. The study suggests that men with frequent sexual activities in their forties appear to have little effect and even small levels of activity in a man's fifties could increase protection from the disease.  The majority of the differences were attributed to masturbation rather than sexual intercourse....

2008-12-24 21:02:23

Authorities said they have arrested a Florida woman and charged her with battery after she admitted to biting her husband's penis. Charris Bowers, 27, was arrested by a Volusia County sheriff's deputy at her Deltona home Saturday after the Friday night incident, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Wednesday. Bowers' husband, Delou, told authorities that he and his wife had been to a bar Friday night and she started performing oral sex on him after they arrived home. He said he tried to stop...

2008-12-17 00:19:54

A Dutch dictionary company says Web visitors have voted swaffelen -- an English slang verb meaning to swing one's exposed penis -- as the word of the year. Van Dale Publishers said swaffelen, which more specifically requires the penis in question to swing toward or bump against another person or object to qualify, topped the list of nominees by receiving 57 percent of the 16,000 online votes, Expatica reported Tuesday. Lexicologist Ton den Boon said that while the word originated in...

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2008-10-08 07:59:05

U.S. researchers found there is little evidence to support the claim that circumcision protects men from getting the AIDS virus during sex with other men. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewed 15 studies involving 53,567 gay and bisexual men in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, India, Taiwan, Peru and the Netherlands and found no benefit for those who were circumcised. Circumcised men were 14 percent less likely to be infected with the human...

2008-09-24 18:00:39

By JEREMY COX Eight surgeries. Four months of radiation. And now, six months of chemotherapy. Welcome to Richard Cappadona's life during the past year. The Mandarin father of three was diagnosed last October with cancer of the spermatic cord. The cord runs from the abdomen to the testicle. Because it's such a rare form of cancer, his doctors "don't really know how to treat it, and they're just doing the best that they can," said Cappadona's wife, Cynthia. Facing soaring treatment...

2008-05-23 18:00:36

British scientists warn male painters exposed to glycol ethers they may be more likely to have poor semen quality. Researchers at the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester in England found men exposed to glycol either -- found in many products including water-based paints -- have a two-point-five-fold increased chance of having a low motile, or moving, sperm count. Motile sperm move spontaneously and independently. Motility is an important factor in the fertility of men and the...


Latest Male reproductive system Reference Libraries

Prostate
2013-03-04 15:21:55

The male prostate gland acts as an exocrine gland in the male reproductive system. It is a firm, partly muscular, chestnut sized gland near the neck of the urethra in males. Formation and Orientation The prostate is usually formed within the ninth week of the embryonic stage in reproductive development. The prostate can be separated into either “lobes” or “zones”. When looking at a prostate divided into zones, there are four distinct regions. The first zone is the Peripheral...

Testicles
2013-03-04 15:03:13

The testicles are the male reproductive organs that serve as a part of both the nervous and reproductive systems, acting as the ovaries’ counterpart. The testicles work to produce sperm and introduce chemicals such as testosterone. Formation and Orientation There are normally two testicles in the average male anatomy. These can be found in the protective sack called the scrotum. Two phases mark the growth of the testicles. During the embryonic stage, there is a possibility of this...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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