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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    US doctors say circumcision is safe and helpful, but others disagree

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Chicago Medics for circumcision,but debate rages on The American Academy of Paediatrics has issued new guidelines saying the health benefits of infant circumcision outweigh the risks of the surgery, but the influential physician's group has fallen short of a universal recommendation of the procedure for all infants, saying that parents should make the final call. ...

  2. Medi watch

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Ned Lydon

    ... of Public Health, New Orleans, estimate that 22.7 per cent of all erectile dysfunction cases among healthy Chinese men (about 11.8 million cases) might be caused by cigarette smoking, Reuters ... one-fifth of the genes in any cell are switched on at any given time, Reuters reports. Illness can influence divorce People with cervical or testicular cancer are more likely to get divorced than ...

  3. Medi watch

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... but not after proteins or carbohydrates. 'This may be a new pathway... to treat obesity,' says team leader Gerald Shulman. The researchers have now begun human trials, Reuters reports. ... failure that were later given a blocking compound improved significantly, Reuters reports. Boss haters risk heart disease People who think their bosses are unfair, arbitrary, inconsiderate ...

  4. Medi watch

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... called Helicobacter pylori. Up to half the world's population have the bug in their stomach linings, Reuters reports. Acupuncture no help for flushes Acupuncture appears not to relieve hot ... reliable treatment, Reuters reports. Caffeine eases exercise pain Caffeine appears to significantly ease muscle pain caused by vigorous exercise, say US researchers, based on a pilot study. Those ...

  5. Medi watch

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... on a three-year study of 540 patients, with a 'small to medium' benefit becoming more marked over time. Most patients took from 800 to 1,000 units a day, Reuters reports. Nano spray keeps rats ... to volunteers expanding their social networks, increasing their access to resources and improving their sense of self-worth, says the University of California team, Reuters reports. ...

  6. Medi watch

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... to the lungs may help reduce the spread of flu by neutralising the virus before it can be exhaled, Reuters reports. FDA approves genetic flu test The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new ... team has identified a compound in the herb, icariin, which blocks an erection-inhibiting enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 as effectively as Viagra, but without the side effects, Reuters ...

  7. Newspaper's staff queried on corruption

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... announced. Zeng told Reuters she had been taken off the Sars beat. 'It is not convenient to answer your questions. I am not under investigation, I am just being kept a little away from Sars,' she said. But one of her colleagues at the newspaper told Reuters that Zeng was on annual leave. Southern Metropolis News is also believed to have upset the government last year when ...

  8. Medi watch

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Jason Sankey

    ... of more than 200 men and women aged 40 and over has found. A control group was given a placebo, Reuters reports. A second group was given an antidepressant, sertraline. A third exercised three ... and damage to various organs, Reuters reports. Changes to diet can also affect both oral and mental health. Or it may be that some people with dementia simply don't take care of their teeth, ...

  9. Medi watch

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... RNA-interference scanning, the teams have begun identifying weaknesses not shared by healthy cells, suggesting potential new therapies, Reuters reports, Folic acid could reduce early births Two recent ... Institute, Reuters reports. Elderly singletons short on checkups Elderly people living at home with their spouse are far more likely than those on their own or with an adult child to have ...

  10. Medi Watch

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... risk of death from heart problems than those with no damage and an 11-times greater risk of death from any cause, Reuters reports. New paint kills harmful microbes US researchers have invented ... of Bristol team says the study highlights the beneficial role of the so-called sunshine drug. Bone mass acquired early in life helps reduce the risk of fractures in later years, Reuters reports. ...




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