Morning Break: Iceland's Circumcision Ban; Peanut Allergy Success; 'Bachelor' Brain
Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff
1 day ago - MedPageToday
Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage
Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom.
2 days ago - BBC
Blending faith and medicine
But as the time approached this past April for the circumcision of her own son, Rumbak was nervous. Raised in an observant Jewish family, she wanted a religious ceremony, known...
12 days ago - Topix
The Wound review: A fearless and moving drama
How many great films do you know about male circumcision? Me neither: it's a contradiction in terms. Men make films about all kinds of unpleasant, violent, confronting things...
15 days ago - Sydney Morning Herald
Does application of topical steroids for lichen sclerosus affect the rate of circumcision? A systematic review
To determine whether treatment of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus , with topical steroids reduces the rate of circumcision.
17 days ago - Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Doctors And Parents Of Uncircumcised Babies: Stop Retracting The Foreskin
When my son was a newborn, we took him for his first well-baby visit at the pediatrician. After all his vitals were taken, the doctor started to examine his cute wee parts...
1 month ago - Scary Mommy
Two Guys With Huge Dicks Are Having an International Battle for the World's Largest Penis
Photograph by Barcroft Media Jonah Falcon, who has a 13.5-inch dick, is skeptical of Roberto Esquivel Cabrera's 19-inch member Jonah Falcon is ready for a fight over his...
1 month ago - Mens health
Results of a Long-Term Follow-Up of Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans in Children
Introduction: Balanitis xerotica obliterans is a disease with an unclear natural history. We conducted a long-term follow-up of our circumcised paediatric population with...
2 monthes ago - International Journal of Surgery - 2 articles
U.S.-Funded HIV Prevention Effort Reaps Rewards in Uganda
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Circumcision , HIV/AIDS
2 monthes ago - MedlinePlus
Circumcision and Anti Retroviral Therapy Reduces HIV Infection in Uganda
HIV incidence dropped by 57 percent among circumcised men, likely because both their own circumcision and ART taken by their female sexual partners.
2 monthes ago - Medindia Health - 3 articles
The headlines of Master Doctor
New Biomarker To Diagnose Preeclampsia in First Trimester of Pregnancy
Preeclampsia, a sudden pregnancy complication that can interfere with the blood flow to the placenta can now be detected with a blood test in the first trimester.
New Mechanism Reveals Possible Cause of Schizophrenia
Mutations in a protein that controls how key neurotransmitters are released in the brain are found to be the reason for schizophrenia, a mental illness that affects learning.
1200 Calorie Diet and Meal Plan: Everything You Need to Know Before You Start
Cutting calories is necessary for weight loss. There are numerous ways to do this, but some prefer to follow a straight-forward low calorie diet. One of the more popular...
Mumbai Hospital Sucessfully Removes the World's Largest Tumor
World's largest brain tumor was sucessfully removed by doctors at a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation hospital in Mumbai from a 31-year-old blind man.
Probenecid Anti-gout Drug may Help Treat Heart Failure
Probenecid, a drug currently used to treat gout may also treat heart failure finds a new study.
E-cigarettes Expose Users to Harmful Levels of Toxic Metals
Potentially dangerous levels of metals like lead and manganese leak from some e-cigarette heating coils.
Early Consultation With Dermatologist Prevents Misdiagnosis of Cellulitis
Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that is misdiagnosed for other skin diseases. Consulting a dermatologist can help prevent antibiotic misuse and hospitalizations.
Americans aren't brand loyal when it comes to groceries: Research of...
There's no such thing as ‘brand loyalty' or ‘store loyalty' for Americans when it comes to groceries. The findings of a St. Louis-based research team suggested we're willing to...
FAKE SCIENCE: New JAMA study falsely claims no benefit for heart disease...
When a natural cure starts to gain a lot of attention for its efficacy in treating a particular ailment, those who profit from the conventional medical treatments do their best...
Low-carb diets aren't better than low-fat for weight loss
Researchers at Stanford University found low-fat diets and low-carb diets are equally effective when it comes to weight loss. The findings were published today in JAMA.