Circumcision is the ablation of the penile foreskin which covers the glans. It may involve physicians or nurses for medical purposes like phimosis, penile cosmetic surgery or cancer, but it was first practiced for religious reasons, essentially by the Jews and Muslims.
HIV was discovered in 1986 among the gay community of San Francisco and is now a global health problem with 4.1 million new cases/year and 2.8 million deaths/year.
It has massively spread in Asia and Sub-Saharian Africa.
The hypothesis that male circumcision could protect from HIV infection is mentioned in several scientific... Read More
On Friday the 9th of February, 2007, like the King announcing a Royal Competition, open to any man across the Kingdom who can catch and slay the mystery beast who has been terrorizing the villagers and slaying the livestock, flamboyant English entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson announced a $25 million U.S. dollar prize to any individual or group who can come up with a method of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by one billion tons per year for ten years.
Accompanied at his press conference by Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States and Crispin Tickell - a former British diplomat - they... Read More
For far too long the battle between ninjas and pirates have disrupted the natural equilibrium of the Earth. Ninjas, the shadowy creatures of the night, are killing machines known for their stealth and skill. Pirates, lovable hooligans roaming the seven seas, are infamous for their booty and peg legs. No credible sources exist detailing when or why the war began. Some say it resulted from globalization while many blame the beauty of a single woman. What is clear is the drastically declining number of pirates since the eighteenth century puts us all on the plank.
In 2006 worldwide piracy attacks... Read More
Kidney, liver, heart, and lungs are some of the typical organ transplants people receive when needed, but uterus transplants have been almost unheard of until now. Although the first uterine transplant was completed on a woman from Saudi Arabia in 2000, it failed about 3 months later and had to be removed. There have been no further attempts for such a transplant, until now.
Currently, doctors from a New York hospital are screening potential women to participate in what they hope will be the first fully successful uterus transplant. The most likely candidates for such an operation are women... Read More
Itâ€™s Saturday night and my mouth is drooling thinking of what is to come. The steam fills the air with a unique scent noted as a delicacy to the most refined palates. With the oil in one hand, I drizzle the Italian virgin up and down the plump, ripe buds that lie in front of me. Time stops as I place these green gems into my mouth to savor their nutty, robust essence. To think that people could hate such a divine creature such as you!
My love affair climaxed tonight as I dined on â€˜fresh from the stalkâ€™ brussel sprouts. The affair with the brussel sprout began about 4 months ago when... Read More
As the Medical Director of Prostate Oncology Specialists in Marina Del Rey, Dr. Mark Scholz is an outspoken advocate of a comprehensive approach to managing prostate cancer. He has seen a disturbing trend in the medical community concerning the overdiagnosis of prostate cancer, which kills 30,000 American males annually out of 220,000 who are diagnosed.
â€œThe problem is the one size fits all mentality. We want one solution for a complex problem,â€ said Dr. Scholz. â€œClearly we are overdiagnosing a lot of prostate cancer and there has been a lot of unnecessary grief and harm because the treatments... Read More
At the beginning of this month I started a new job. Taking advantage of this reason to pursue newness in other areas of my life, I turned in my Blackberry to my old employer and purchased a Samsung Blackjack through Cingular. I was so excited about this purchase. The phone is a camera, camcorder, and PDA and MP3 player. It is able to do wireless syncs to my contacts and calendar on my laptop. I can receive emails from both my work and personal accounts on the phone. I can access the internet. The phone is incredibly light and thin. It is useful tool for an on-the-go lifestyle.
For the first... Read More