Archive: 02/15/2010

Size matters, say condom experts

A large minority of male condom users complain that ill-fitting prophylactics are liable to split and break during intercourse and be a sexual turnoff, researchers said on Tuesday.

Feb 15, 2010
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Cows: More freedom may mean less milk

'Free-stall', untied cattle in small herds produce less milk than cows tied to their stalls but have a higher reproductive performance and suffer less teat injuries and metabolic diseases. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's ...

Feb 15, 2010
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Neonatal and infant circumcision: Safe in the right hands

How safe is circumcision? A systematic review, published in the open access journal BMC Urology has found that neonatal and infant circumcision by trained staff rarely results in problems. Risks can be higher among older ...

Feb 15, 2010
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Study examines outcomes after bariatric surgery revisions

Revisional bariatric surgery appears to be associated with a higher risk of complications than the initial procedure, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Feb 15, 2010
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Little Fish, Big Science

(PhysOrg.com) -- The zebrafish population at Duke is about to boom. It turns out those puny, striped fish (they get their name honestly) that dart around many a household aquarium are ideal specimens for unraveling ...

Feb 15, 2010
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Study: Secondary stroke prevention needs improvement

New research finds that one out of 12 people who have a stroke will likely soon have another stroke, and one out of four will likely die within one year. Researchers say the findings highlight the vital need for better secondary ...

Feb 15, 2010
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