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Are there any health benefits to male circumcision?

There is evidence that neonatal circumcision saying that the benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks. According to a study done on neonatal circumcision[1], the lifetime benefits of being ...
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Are there any health benefits to male circumcision?

There is some evidence which supports that male circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection among heterosexual men in sub-Saharan Africa(1),(2), however the evidence of an HIV benefits for men who ...
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Dietary Factors for Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones

Background Most kidney stones (~80%) are calcium stones, and the majority of those are primarily composed of calcium oxalate. Oxalate (C2O42−) is a dianion that combines with divalent cations such as ...
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Does male circumcision really damage sexual sensitivity for men?

The following studies found that circumcision does have a detrimental impact on penis sensitivity. From a 2013 study by Bronselaer et al.: The analysis sample consisted of 1059 uncircumcised and 310 ...
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Is it true that measles vaccine lead to poor sexual potency for men?

The official stance on this 'issue' is: MMR vaccine side-effects (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) What are the risks from MMR vaccine? A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing ...
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Are there any health benefits to male circumcision?

Circumcision is a form of sexual mutilation performed on male infants usually for religious reasons unrelated to putative health benefits. The claim of reduced risk for HIV infection is supported by ...
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Dietary Factors for Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones

I am not a health professional, but I did some research on exactly your question because my friend, who is quite young, has calcium oxalate kidney stones. Most of my citations are not directly from ...
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Why are anti-inflammatories prescribed for an epididymis inflammation?

This is a wonderful explanation of inflammation, although a bit technical. Key passage: Inflammation, the immune response of body tissues to injury or infection, is an important component of ...
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Is generic Cialis (Tadalafil) equivalent to Cialis?

Tadafil is the generic name for Cialis Drugs.com provide an international list of brand names which includes Cialis whilst MedIndia provides a list which doesn't contain Cialis along with their ...
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Can a cytoscopy be performed partially?

It is prudent to obtain imaging studies to evaluate the relationship of the cyst with the urethra. Imaging studies are often done by radiologists, though some urologists do some imaging studies as ...
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Primary bladder neck obstruction treatment or cure

Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done other than what you have mentioned. The present guidelines for the management would include watchful waiting, medical (alpha blockers) or surgical (...
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Supersaturation vs Undersaturation of the Urine | Kidney Stones

If you have kidney stones or you are at increased risk of developing them, ask a doctor if your urine is super- or under-saturated with any substance, such as calcium, oxalate, uric acid, cystine or ...
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How hydrocele can appear after varicocelectomy? What is hydrocele?

Your guess seems to be correct. Iatrogenic lymphatic leakage should be the reason for hydrocele after Marmar operation. The role of microsurgical varicocelectomy in treating male infertility: ...
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Need some clarification on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

It is very important that you and your dad see his doctor for an explanation of these results ASAP. Reading CT results out of clinical context can lead to misunderstandings. The doctor can analyze ...
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Is generic Cialis (Tadalafil) equivalent to Cialis?

Tadalafil is the generic form of Cialis, and it is exactly the same in its effects. In the United States, the Lily company holds a patent that prevents the generic form being sold until September 27, ...
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