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Gel prevents pregnancy

...omen, protecting against pregnancy means the daily ritual of popping the contraceptive pill. But now there's a new option under trial.// Dr Edith Weisberg from the Family Planning Association says "The gel is like any other gel, but it contains a new hormone - progesterone - based on the female hormone, no...

A way to calm the heart rhythm

...ing to a study The Rosary// is an important prayer ritual in the Catholic Church - and the benefits may be more than spiritual. Researchers at the University of Cleavland, recorded breathing rates during normal talking and recitation of the Rosary in 15 healthy adults. They also carried out the exercise wi...

Circumcision Ritual May Protect Men From AIDS

...nted. It however makes one wonder if the religious ritual of circumcision after all does have some significance and if our forefathers new more than we think they knew!! Bertran Auvert, the French researcher headed the trial and is expected to present the findings later this month at an International AIDS ...

Amitabh Bachchan - India’s Superstar Undergoes Surgery

...n Fans' Association and held a 'mahayagna', a fire ritual for the fast recovery and long life of the actor. Fans of ailing icon Amitabh Bachchan have offered prayers at the famous Kalighat Temple once the filmstar recovers completely. 'We are planning a big 'puja' (prayers) at Kalighat Temple soon to than...

Valley's Winters - Time For Nostalgia And Salt Tea

...hab deg', which was an integral part of the supper ritual at his ancestral home, is still a mouth-watering memory for him. 'My grandmother would engage the entire family to dress the turnips and fowl. You had to be careful not to remove the bird's skin. Then a new earthen pot was arranged for. The actual c...

Indian Incense Invades American Senses

...incense today has come way beyond just purposes of ritual and worship - their traditional use in India. It is being used by people of various nations and homes are becoming used to the act of burning incense. Incense sticks from Bangalore, Mysore and Pondicherry's Aurobindo Ashram seem to be clear favorit...

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

...on, the surgery might increasingly be performed in ritual settings or hastily established operating rooms which are far from hygienic. Swaziland’s health care system already is overwhelmed with providing HIV/AIDS care, distributing antiretroviral drugs and retaining its short supply of health care workers. ...

Placing a Finger on Responses to Placebo Types

...ebo pill. "These findings suggest that the medical ritual of a device can deliver an enhanced placebo effect...a placebo pill. There are many conditions in which ritual is irrelevant when compared with drugs, such as in treatment of a bacterial infection," said Kaptchu...

High Demand For Circumcision In AIDS-Hit Swaziland

.... Thanks to the AIDS research that showed that the ritual may help restrict the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus. A number of clinics in the city are now overcrowded with volunteers, ready to shear their foreskin. The tiny African kingdom that houses nearly 1 million people has the highest rates of HIV incide...

The Secret Behind Extension of Earthly Life

...religious services, ‘regular’, defined as a weekly ritual in the least, you can be rest assured of adequate// life-benefits, according to a new study. Are the heavens opening up to increasing people’s life on earth, after the regular interaction, but a US study has suggested that Weekly attendance at religi...

Nationwide Increase In Lawn Mowing Injuries

... from lawn mowing which is regarded to be a weekly ritual for many Americans during summer months and spring. The research also pointed out to the increase in incidence of lawn mowing injuries occurring in children less than 15 years of age and those above 60. The results of this first ever-nationwide st...

Lawn Mowing Injuries On The Rise

... from lawn mowing which is regarded to be a weekly ritual for many Americans during summer months and spring. The research also pointed out to the increase in incidence of lawn mowing injuries occurring in children less than 15 years of age and those above 60. The results of this first ever-nationwide stu...

Church Bells Toll Against Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

...n Nelson and Timaru on Saturday morning. // This ritual is followed worldwide on the ninth day of the ninth month to protest against raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Organizer Molly Aitchison said the disease could be simply avoided if women stopped drinking during pregnancy. RAS...

West Bengal Performs 'Yagna' to Ward off Dengue, Malaria

... and women carrying water pots on their heads, the ritual was performed with the lighting of a large number of kundas (pyres) at the premises of the Eastern Railway near here. The yagna, organised by NGO Gayatri Janakalyan Sangha, was to ward off dengue, malaria and other diseases. The organiser added tha...

'Bistronomy' is Conquering Dining in Paris

...ish to enjoy haute cuisine without the usual stiff ritual and wallet-breaking prices of Michelin-starred restaurants. Today, Camdeborde owns the hottest new bistro in Paris, Le Comptoir, a pocket-sized eatery of 22 tables (plus another handful on the sidewalk in fair weather) situated in the heart of Pari...

Fat Screen Delivers Plant-derived Chemical With Antidiabetic Effects

...50 years ago from plants traditionally included in ritual and medicinal preparations around the world, the team reports in the May issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, published by Cell Press. The work suggests a new approach for treating insulin resistance that might complement the use of preexisting dr...

The Custom of Circumcision Decline in the US

... ``mohel'' - the person who traditionally performs ritual circumcisions in the Jewish faith.``I knew before I was even pregnant that I would not circumcise,'' said Query, 39, a San Francisco filmmaker whose son was born in 2002. ``It's not like you're just cutting a piece of paper off a pad - there's no `cu...

Scot's National Drink, Now Available at 1,000 Pounds a Nip

...e". The company, however, isn't saying who. The ritual for tasting the 1805 is suitably reverential. The recommended method is to take the whisky in a brandy balloon made by renowned Austrian glass manufacturer Riedel rather than the traditional tumbler - the whisky's makers believe the thin lip of the g...

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