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Natural Remedy Reference Guide (c) Green Tidings, 2012 PLEASE NOTE: This reference guide is not intended to be medical advice. Many herbs and supplements can interact with each other, and with prescription medication. Likewise, herbs and supplements may have side effects. What works for one person may work very differently for another, due to unique body chemistry. Pharyngula Probably not. But the New York Times reports: A review of studies has found that the health benefits of infant male circumcision vastly outweigh the risks involved in the procedure. Actually, it doesn’t. Prevalence of adult circumcision in the United States during the past 6 decades (1948-2010). It does toss in a table purporting to show the tremendous risks of not circumcising baby boys, but this is not new — these are the same sloppy data that the author has been peddling for over a decade. The author is Brian Morris, better known as the Man Who Hates Foreskins. I suppose it could be because glorious Scandinavian penises are perfect and universally wholesome — that’s what I’ve been told, anyway — but that would be baseless speculation and unwarranted extrapolation of anecdotes into unsupportable evidence, of the sort that Brian Morris does. Take that first condition, the likelihood of urinary tract infections. Or look at his claim of much greater rates of HIV infection.

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences | Adult Division The Division of Adult Psychiatry encompasses comprehensive programs for clinical research, teaching, and treatment for adults suffering from psychiatric illness. The Division consists of four sections: Anxiety and TraumaMood DisordersSchizophreniaBehavioral Medicine Each of these sections provides an integrated program, combining state-of-the-art care for patients with cutting-edge research aimed at the development of enhanced treatment strategies. The Division provides evaluations for patients suffering new onset of an illness, or who seek consultation about a diagnosis or treatment plan. The Division also provides a range of training programs aimed at developing the next generation of clinical researchers.

The Skeptic's Dictionary 10 Surprising Effects of Lack of Sleep Why do I need to register or sign in for WebMD to save? We will provide you with a dropdown of all your saved articles when you are registered and signed in. By Camille PeriWebMD Feature You know lack of sleep can make you grumpy and foggy. You may not know what it can do to your sex life, memory, health, looks, and even ability to lose weight. 1. Sleep deprivation was a factor in some of the biggest disasters in recent history: the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill, the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, and others. But sleep loss is also a big public safety hazard every day on the road. Studies show that sleep loss and poor-quality sleep also lead to accidents and injuries on the job. 2. Sleep plays a critical role in thinking and learning. Second, during the night, various sleep cycles play a role in “consolidating” memories in the mind. 3. Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss can put you at risk for: 4.

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