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High Demand For Circumcision In AIDS-Hit Swaziland

Circumcision makes it comeback in Swaziland, years after it was banned by a king who reigned during the 19th century// The religious practice was apparently banned as the king (King Mswati II) felt that men recovering from the surgical procedure were diverted from waging war. ....This situation has however, changed now. Thanks to the AIDS research that showed that the ritual may help restrict th...

Circumcision Found To Prevent HIV Spread

HIV is a virus that infects and destroys T-cells in the immune system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are between 800,000 and 900,000 people living with HIV.// ..Previous research has shown circumcised men are less likely to be infected with HIV, and a new study helps explain why. ..Researchers examined tissue samples from nine specimens of human foreskin. The...

Circumcision More Effective In Reducing The Risk Of HIV Protection

Latest research from India shows circumcised men could be more than six times less likely than uncircumcised men to acquire HIV infection. // The research also shows how the explanation for this decreased risk in circumcised men is likely to be biological rather than behavioral. ..Previous studies show circumcised men have a lower risk of HIV-1 infection than uncircumcised men. New laboratory fin...

Circumcision Ritual May Protect Men From AIDS

Male circumcision is likely to reduce the risk of contacting HIV from intercourse// with HIV infected women by about 70%. A recent study involved 3,000 HIV negative men in Africa between 18 and 24 years. Half were circumcised and other half were not circumcised. They were followed up for one year. ....Researchers found that for every ten uncircumcised men who became infected with HIV, only an...

More News That Circumcision Could Reduce risk of HIV infection

At a conference of the International Aids Society Conference in// Rio de Janeiro it was presented that the circumcised men were 65 per cent less likely to become infected with the deadly AIDS virus. ....Several previous studies have suggested that circumcision lowers rate of HIV infection. This first was noticed in some parts of Africa, where some tribes routinely circumcised while others did not...

Health Minister fires another salvo at MCI

Kasauli (HP), Sept 27: Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss today fired another salvo at Medical Council of India – The apex medical body of the country. He said: "influence of mafias over such a regulatory body was // a matter of grave concern." .. ..The MCI is an autonomous body and the government has no say in its functioning. What irks the minister is lack of transparency in its functioni...

Gemcitabine with Capecitabine effective against pancreatic cancer

Combination of two chemotherapy drugs has found to be effective in treating patients with pancreatic cancer compared to use of single drug. A combination of Gemcitabine and Capecitabine has been found to decrease the number of deaths due to pancreatic cancer.// Early and effective to pancreatic cancer is very important as Pancreatic cancer is one of the most serious of all cancers. It develops wh...

Men queue up for Circumcision In Swaziland To Prevent HIV/AIDS

There is a dramatic shift in attitudes toward circumcision in Swaziland, which has one of the world's // lowest rates of the practice and one of the highest HIV prevalence rates. ..Circumcision, once widely viewed as unmanly, it is making a sudden comeback in the country since the publication of a South African study that finds the practice could reduce the risk of contracting HIV. ..Accordi...

Circumcision, Will Have To Wait

Chicago: An 8 year old boy’s impending circumcision has been postponed after his father raised an opposition to it, leading the county judge to put a hold on the circumcision plan, till the time it is thrashed out in the court. // ..According to the mother, doctors have recommended this procedure to keep infection at bay, though her ex-husband has termed it an "unnecessary amputation." Unfortun...

Agartala Medical College under Fire from MCI

Medical Council of India (MCI) has condemned the poor infrastructure, lack lustre teaching staff and even more students of the Agartala Medical College. // ..The (MCI) delegation, headed by Dr Lalita Mehra, expressed disappointment over the deplorable condition of this government-run college and its failure to set up proper infrastructure over the past one year. .. The non-completion of the col...

Female Circumcision Rampant in Africa

Female circumcision is common among Africans as a custom rather than as a matter of choice. It is often seen as a way of curbing sexual waywardness //in the females while some clans even consider it as a symbol of maturity or as a method of initiating teenage girls into adulthood. ....As tradition goes the circumcision is usually done with knives, blades and scissors which are often unsterilized...

Global Education Net Pvt Medical College Gets MCI Approval

The proposed private medical college of Global Education Net here has received Medical Council of India clearance for starting first year MBBS course. // ....Tripura Health minister Tapan Chakraborty told reporters that the decision to provide approval to B R Ahmbedkar Hospital, run by Global Education Net (GENET) for starting the MBBS course was taken in the meeting of the Medical Council of In...

Memory Loss and Amnestic MCI – Precursors of Alzheimer Diseas

Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center have found that Alzheimer’s damaged communication pathways between frontal and temporal lobes//, which are responsible for short-term as well as long-term memory power. ..According to a new study published in the Journal of Radiology, early Alzheimer’s disease plus recent memory loss may be linked to change brain activities in several areas. ..F...

Circumcision Studies to Continue Says Health Panel

AIDS-prevention experts have had their hopes dashed after National Institutes of Health panel ruled that there was not need to stop the two ongoing studies of male //circumcision as a method of reducing risk of HIV infection. ..Last year a South African medical committee halted a circumcision study after an early look at the data, which showed that circumcision reduced risk of HIV infection by a...

Practise Of Male Circumcision In Africa May Reduce HIV Risks

A new study suggests that male circumcision could significantly reduce the load of HIV in Africa.// ....The findings that has been published in the Journal PLoS Medicine, was done on a research, published in 2005, that suggested circumcision reduced HIV infection risk in heterosexual men by about 60%. Now an international team of researchers have used that data and conducted the research, across...

Circumcision to Avert HIV Infection

Adopting male circumcision throughout Africa could help to avert about 5,7-million HIV infections by 2026.// ....A scientific study that was published in Public Library of Science Medicine, stated that male circumcision could avert 300 000 deaths and about two million new infections over the next decade. ..According to the report, "Circumcision can avert a further 3,7-million infections and 2,7...

Pain Relief During Circumcision

Since 1999, the use of anesthetics have been recommended by most major medical associations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, for pain relief during infant// circumcision. .. .. More than nine in 10 doctors who are taught circumcision techniques are also now taught to take pain into consideration before circumcising a baby boy; compared with only seven in 10 a decade ago. ....A ne...

Supreme Court Notice to Centre, MCI on Doctors' Strike

The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Centre and Medical Council of India (MCI) on a PIL seeking a ban on strike by doctors. // ....A bench of Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta asked the Centre and MCI to respond to the PIL filed by People for Better Treatment, within six weeks. It further gave four weeks to the petitioner to file its rejoinder to the replies of Ce...

Male circumcision could avert HIV infection

Men who are circumcised are less likely to contract HIV than uncircumcised men, says a new study.//.. ..The research presented recently at the International AIDS Conference at Toronto said circumcised heterosexual men are at least 60 percent less likely to contract HIV than their uncircumcised counterparts, reported the online edition of health magazine WebMD... ..Circumcision is the surgical rem...

Risk of STD Lowered with Circumcision

Circumcision in men appears to lower the risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection, according to the findings of a 25-year study. // ..The November issue of Pediatrics which reports the study suggests that circumcision may lower the risk of acquiring and spreading such infections by up to 50 percent, which would therefore suggest "substantial benefits" for routine neonatal circumcision....

Circumcision Can Halve HIV Risk – A Stud

Two major study results from African trials have shown that Circumcision can cut the rate of HIV infection //in men by 50%. The results are consistent with a similar clinical trial by French researchers last year, which stated that circumcision, the surgical removal of foreskin from the penis offered up to 60% protection rate. ..National Institutes of Health financed the two studies from Kenya...

Prevention (Of AIDS) By Circumcision More Cost-effective Than Cure

A remarkable trial conducted in Orange Farm, South Africa, concluded that male circumcision could considerably reduce HIV infection.// As an extension of this trial the researchers studied the economical aspects of this approach in preventing HIV/AIDS. ....The results of this new research is published in PLoS Medicine, and suggests that circumcision could reduce the cost of health care in South...

More Ugandan Men Seek Circumcision In 2006

Reports that circumcision procedure could reduce 50% of the HIV infection rate among heterosexual men has led to an increase in the number of Ugandan men seeking it.// .. ..2,500 Ugandan males were circumcised last year, according to BBC reports, out of which nearly half were adults. Less than 400 adult males were circumcised in 2005. ....National Institutes of Health found that new HIV infect...

China Considering Evidence That Male Circumcision Could Reduce Risk of HIV Infection

China is considering evidence that routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection but likely will not implement such a campaign nationwide, Ru Xiaomei, deputy director general of China's National Population // and Family Planning Commission, said on Friday, Reuters U.K. reports. ....Data from two studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda released last month by NIH indicate that...

Female Circumcision highly Prevalent in Mali

Female Circumcision highly prevalent in Mali with 90% women getting circumcised in the age group between 15 to 49 years.// .. ..The circumcision are performed by witch doctors in the most unhygienic environment. ....Over 12 million women worldwide have been subjected to genital mutilation by quacks who have little surgical skill, equipment or awareness of the dangers of such practices making th...

Male Circumcision Promises Protection Against HIV

A new study proving that male circumcision may provide effective protection against HIV was welcomed Friday by the World Health Organization// (WHO) and the UNAIDS Secretariat. ..It follows publication of the findings of two trials undertaken in Kenya and Uganda in the medical journal The Lancet Friday. ..They support an earlier study by the South Africa Orange Farm Intervention Trial and toget...

Circumcision Does Not Prevent Spread of HIV, Experts Warn

A study has been launched by a team of researchers led by Devon Brewer, director of the research firm, Interdisciplinary Scientific// Research, prompting for more research on certain tribal rituals such as circumcision and their effect on the spread of HIV. .. As against common notion and previous studies, the study findings have proved that circumcision of males and female genital mutilation of...

Circumcision May Lift HIV Risk for Women

Circumcision may reduce men's chances of contracting HIV by up to 60 percent, but early results suggest the procedure may put women at increased risk of infection. // ....Early results announced at a U.N. consultation in Switzerland on the potential impact of male circumcision on AIDS in Africa suggested that if HIV-positive men do not abstain from sex while healing from circumcision surgery, the...

Promoting Circumcision to Prevent HIV is Misguided and Will Backfire: ICGI

African men are being led to believe that, if they get circumcised, they are protected from HIV. Proponents are calling it a ‘vaccine;’ but it is not a vaccine// and these men are being prompted to get circumcised under false pretenses. ....“The century-old circumcision ‘experiment’ in the United States is a failure, why should sub-Saharan Africa be any different?” asks Dan Bollinger, director o...

New York City Plans to Promote Circumcision

New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is planning a campaign to encourage men at high risk of AIDS to get circumcised in light of the World Health Organization’s endorsement// of the procedure as an effective way to prevent the disease. ....In the United States, “New York City remains the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic,” Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the city’s health commissioner, sai...

Eritrea Bans Female Circumcision

Eritrea, a small East African nation and very poor, has banned the life-threatening practice of female circumcision, the country’s information ministry has said//. ..Anybody involved in female genital mutilation (FGM) would be punished with a fine and imprisonment, it said. ..The move follows a campaign against the practice by the National Union of Eritrean Women, which says more than 90% of...

NYC Mayor Raises Questions About Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention Method

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has raised questions about plans recently announced by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to launch a campaign// promoting male circumcision. The campaign was recommended by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS as a way to help reduce the spread of HIV, the New York Times reports. ....Following the health department's announcement, Bloomberg of...

Severe Complications of Circumcision: An Analysis of 48 Cases

A study by Ceylan, from Turkey evaluated their experience in 48 cases of severe complications of circumcisions. // ....Their patient's ages ranged from 5 months to 24 years with the mean age of 14 years. These circumcisions were performed at various centers or during religious ceremonies in environments other than health facilities. ....The group found that the most commonly observed complicatio...

Egypt Outlaws All Female Circumcision

The Egyptian government announced plans on Thursday to ban all female circumcision, the widely-practised removal of the clitoris which just days ago cost the life of a 12-year-old girl. ......Officially the practice, which affects both Muslim and Christian women in Egypt and goes back to the time of the pharaohs, was banned in 1997 but doctors were allowed to operate "in exceptional cases". .....

Male Circumcision Overstated as Deterrent to Global AIDS Pandemic

While previous research has suggested that circumcision 'significantly' cuts HIV risk in men, a new study has found that it is much less important as a deterrent to the global AIDS pandemic than previously thought. ......Author John R. Talbott who conducted statistical empirical research across 77 countries of the world conducted the study. ......He found that the number of infected prostitutes...

The Custom of Circumcision Decline in the US

Elijah Rose's "bris" was quite different from the ceremony long used to initiate Jewish boys into a covenant with God: There was no circumcision. His parents decided to move away from the tradition of celebrating their sons birth in Jewish customs.The custom of removing the foreskin from the penis. ......There was no crying, no scalpel, no blood, no ``mohel'' - the person who traditionally per...

Penis Loses Its Most Sensitive Parts During Circumcision Process

A new study has found that what boys lose in the process of circumcision turns out to be the most sensitive parts of the penis. ......The long-term-health impact of neo-natal circumcision has received little study, while the consequences of circumcision on sexual function in the adult male have received even less attention. ......But now, a recent study, by M. Sorrels and colleagues from the N...

Male Circumcision can Cut HIV Infection, Studies Show

Scientific studies have confirmed a long-standing belief that male circumcision can reduce HIV infection rates in men by 60 percent, an international AIDS conference will be told next week . ......David Cooper, the co-chairman of an International AIDS Society (IAS) conference to be held in Sydney from July 22-25, said research on male circumcision represented a major development in HIV preventio...

Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

Egypt's Muslim religious hierarchy issued a decree on the state MENA news agency on Tuesday outlawing female circumcision as un-Islamic as the authorities prepared to submit a total ban to parliament. ......"The traditional form of excision is a practice totally banned by Islam because of the compelling evidence of the extensive damage it causes to women's bodies and minds," said the decree iss...
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