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2013-10-09 11:07:24

While women are far more likely to suffer urinary tract infections, men are more prone to be hospitalized for treatment, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital urologists. The first-of-its-kind research for the most common bacterial infection in the U.S. is important in providing predictors of hospital admission at a time when the health care industry is searching for ways to reduce costs. "We found that those patients who were hospitalized for treatment of urinary tract infections...

Wavering Doctoral Advice Leads To Fewer Circumcisions
2013-08-22 12:32:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the CDC's  National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found the rate of hospital circumcisions has declined over the past 30 years. According to the government report, the percentage of circumcisions for newborn boys in the US has declined by 10 percent overall from 1979 to 2010, with the highest point in 1981 at 64.9 percent and the lowest in 2007 at 55.4 percent. The report was based on data from the National...

2013-05-02 23:01:07

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) draws protestors to New Orleans convention. Intact America calls circumcision “an unnecessary, inherently risky surgery that violates boys´ human rights.” Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Intactivists are gathering in New Orleans this weekend to call upon members of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to join the global medical community´s movement away from neonatal male...

2013-04-16 11:46:34

Circumcision drastically alters the microbiome of the penis, changes that could explain why circumcision offers protection against HIV and other viral infections. In a study to be published on April 16 in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, researchers studied the effects of adult male circumcision on the types of bacteria that live under the foreskin before and after circumcision. By one year post-procedure, the total bacterial load in that...

2013-03-16 23:00:07

Human rights attorney J. Steven Svoboda and pediatrician Robert S. Van Howe, M.D. have published a new article in one of the world´s leading journals on medical ethics arguing that the American Academy of Pediatrics´ (AAP´s) position regarding male circumcision lacks credible support. The article leads off the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics (JME) and has already led the AAP to arrange for the JME to publish its response in what Svoboda and Van Howe see as an...

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2012-08-27 21:04:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s a debate which is sure to never really come to a close. In addition to the questions of health involved, there are also questions of ethics and religion. Combine these aspects with passionate arguments on either side, and what´s left is a debate which will rage on for years to come. Last week, a study was released by the John Hopkins University which said the trend towards keeping baby boys intact is racking up...

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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...

2012-05-14 10:15:58

The first study using cultivation independent sequencing of the microorganisms in the adolescent male urinary tract has revealed that the composition of microbial communities colonizing the penis in young men depends upon their circumcision status and patterns of sexual activity. This study, published Friday in the online journal PLoS One, is the first by Indiana University researchers working with a four-year, $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health´s Human Microbiome...

2012-03-15 05:38:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Infections are known to cause cancer, and in males, sexually transmitted infections may contribute to the development of prostate cancer. Now, a new analysis has found that circumcision before a male's first sexual intercourse may help protect against the deadly disease. Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found certain sexually transmitted infections can be prevented by circumcision. Certain infections can lead to prostate cancer by causing chronic...

2012-03-12 19:53:57

A new analysis led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that circumcision before a male's first sexual intercourse may help protect against prostate cancer. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study suggests that circumcision can hinder infection and inflammation that may lead to this malignancy. Infections are known to cause cancer, and research suggests that sexually transmitted infections may...