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What's the truth about circumcision?

What's the truth about circumcision?

Removal of foreskin: Only undeniable truth. Unecessary for all men unless jewish or muslim. Does reduce risk of utis in 1st 6-months of life. More hygeinic if penis isn't washed. May or may not inprove sexual intercourse by delaying time to ejaculation. Definitely reduces risk of contracting hiv-aids in africa. Prevents/cures phimosis (tight foreskin) prevents RAE penile cancer in phimotic or unwashed penises.Optional. ...Read more

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What's the truth about precum?

What's the truth about precum?

Cowper's gland fluid: Precum is produced by cowper's gland with a duct which enters bulbar urethra (level just above posterior scrotum. It escapes from penile urethra before ejaculation, hence it's name. Clear fluid which may contain sperm which have gone partially down urethra. Hence withdrawing penis before ejaculation may be too late to prevent impregnation during sex ; thus pregnancy is always a risk ...Read more

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read more

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So with all the media hype what is the truth about psa testing?

So with all the media hype what is the truth about psa testing?

Change over time: The psa is most useful in screening by watching it over the course of years. An accelerated change can indicate disease. Even so, biopsies are unpleasant and numerous treatment options exist. Get at least 2 opinions and know that many urologists have a vested interest in the treatment option(s) they suggest. It is fair to ask too! ...Read more

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Mention the 15 facts about color blindness?

Mention the 15 facts about color blindness?

Is it a quiz: I like your post - color vision deficiencies can be classified as acquired or inherited, color blindness may be described as total or partial, may be regarded as possibly having some advantage over the long term, such as better discrimination of color camouflaged objects especially in low-light conditions, pertains to the cone photoreceptors in retinas, brain or retinal damage by shaken baby syndr. ...Read more

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Suspect one year of untreated LRP(silent reflux), now worried about esophagus cancer? What are the chances?

Suspect one year of untreated LRP(silent reflux), now worried about esophagus cancer? What are the chances?

Observation: and treatment of the reflux is mandatory. I suggest a consultation with a GI expert for evaluation and possible upper endoscopy of the esophagus and stomach ...Read more

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Please tell me all about the stomach in the digestive system?

Please tell me all about the stomach in the digestive system?

Starts digestion : In short the stomach act to store food, while digestion begins with a combination of acid, digestive enzymes and mechanical grinding. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the latest news in the world of obamacare rediculousness?

Can you tell me about the latest news in the world of obamacare rediculousness?

Try this one...!: "It is a seldom proffered argument as to the advantages of a free press that it has a major function in keeping the government itself informed as to what the government is doing." Walter Cronkite ...Read more

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I would like to know the facts about liposuction-including the side effects of the procedure.

I would like to know the facts about liposuction-including the side effects of the procedure.

Many resources: There are many resources to learn more about liposuction options. You can go to plasticsurgeory.Org and have correct information. You can go to most plastic surgeons' websites and learn about it. Or you can just go for a consultation with your plastic surgeon and ask all of your questions. ...Read more

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Is this schizophrenia if somebody keeps talking about the government, I mean all the time, really?

Is this schizophrenia if somebody keeps talking about the government, I mean all the time, really?

Paranoid Delusions?: Paranoid delusions are often seen as a symptom in schizophrenia. A person talking non-stop about the government may just be exercising their first amendment right. This is a good example where a single symptom does not define a disorder or make a diagnosis. You may be annoyed by this individual, but there are other necessary details required before we can diagnose schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What is with all the teen questions about the size of their penises?

What is with all the teen questions about the size of their penises?

Expectations: Movies and quips about "how big somebody is" and watching the women there get excited about it adds to the expectation that "bigger is better." thus men think that being larger is important, and they keep talking about it. But like most male myths, women have a wide range of expectations and likes, and often being very large can be more curse than anything. Plus, you can't change sizes. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on what is the biggest misconception about stds?

What's your opinion on what is the biggest misconception about stds?

Symptoms: Most people assume that they will always have symptoms but this is not always true. Many stds are transmitted without a person's knowledge because most people who are infected have no symptoms. If you are having unprotected sex you are at risk. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything useful tidbits of information about the sars outbreak in back 2002?

Anyone know anything useful tidbits of information about the sars outbreak in back 2002?

Useful tidbit?: Not sure what a useful tidbit would be - luckily we haven't had sars documented since 2003. As far as i know there was never a case documented outside of china. ...Read more

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Where can I find some facts about the adoption rate of older parents?

Where can I find some facts about the adoption rate of older parents?

Sources to consider: “latecomers – children of parents over 35” by andrew yarrow. Adam pertman, executive director of the evan b. Donaldson adoption institute and author of "adoption nation, ". ...Read more

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What are the dangers of the MMR vaccine for toddlers? That's the. One vaccine that i'm nervous about....

What are the dangers of the MMR vaccine for toddlers? That's the. One vaccine that i'm nervous about....

The danger is...: In not giving it. In the prevaccine age, far too many children died from complications of measles, new babies suffered severe damage from congenital rubella and mumps was the most common cause of viral meningitis in winter months. Please vaccinate your toddler. ...Read more

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What is the syncytial nature of the heart? Im sorry had to ask here

What is the syncytial nature of the heart? Im sorry had to ask here

Cellular: The heart is in fact, cellular made of a specailized muscle tissue with specialized membranes with gap juntions. , the heart also has specialized tissue that has eltectroactive polarized groups of cells that embyonically diffferentiate into cell that synchronize depolarization, ( purkinje). ...Read more

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Doctors please tell me about the latest treatment of adenocystic carcinoma of saliva?

Doctors please tell me about the latest treatment of adenocystic carcinoma of saliva?

Unusual salivary: Gland tumor that needs resection, tracks along nerves, like the 7t cranial to base of skull. Some evidence that netron beam therapy works. May be avaiable in batavia, il, and seattle at u wash. The pattern defines target for post op radiotherapy. ...Read more

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Is gray's anatomy the best reference book for me to learn about my body more in depth ? What's the physiology equivalent ?

Is gray's anatomy the best reference book for me to learn about my body more in depth ? What's the physiology equivalent ?

Gray's anatomy: Was first published in 1858! our understanding of anatomy hasn't changed that much over the centuries whereas our knowledge of physiology has progressed very rapidly. As such i'm not aware of a "classic" physiology textbook, and i would simply recommend checking out user reviews on amazon or b&n. As for anatomy, i found netter's to be more approachable than gray's. ...Read more

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Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

50/50: All of theses myths are right half if the time. :) if you want to know gender accurately ask the ultrasound technician. ...Read more

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These days what's the thought about the link between breast cancer and abortion?

These days what's the thought about the link between breast cancer and abortion?

No relationship: All the studies so far indicated no correlation between abortion (induced or spontaneous) and breast cancer - or any other cancer. ...Read more