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Study: Male circumcision helps prevent two STDs 26.3.2009 San Jose Mercury News: California
LOS ANGELES — Circumcision not only protects against HIV in heterosexual men, but it also helps prevent two other sexually transmitted infections, a large new study found.
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Study: Male circumcision helps prevent 2 STDs 26.3.2009 AP Washington
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Circumcision not only protects against HIV in heterosexual men, but it also helps prevent two other sexually transmitted infections, a large new study found....
Study: Male circumcision helps prevent 2 STDs (AP) 26.3.2009 Yahoo: Top Stories
AP - Circumcision not only protects against HIV in heterosexual men, but it also helps prevent two other sexually transmitted infections, a large new study found. Circumcised males reduced their risk of infection with HPV, or human papillomavirus, by 35 percent and herpes by 28 percent. However, researchers found circumcision had no effect on the transmission of syphilis.
Study: Male circumcision helps prevent 2 STDs 26.3.2009 AP Top News
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Circumcision not only protects against HIV in heterosexual men, but it also helps prevent two other sexually transmitted infections, a large new study found. Circumcised males reduced their risk of infection with HPV, or human papillomavirus, by 35 percent and herpes by 28 percent. However, researchers found circumcision had no effect on the transmission of syphilis....
WHO Stresses TB-HIV Link 25.3.2009 Wall St. Journal: World
HIV patients accounted for roughly a quarter of people who died from tuberculosis in 2007, according to new estimates.
Agency Doubles Number With HIV and TB 25.3.2009 Washington Post: Nation
The number of people worldwide infected with both HIV and tuberculosis is twice what experts had thought, although the incidence of TB worldwide is slowly falling.

High Rate of STDs Persists in Pr. George's County 25.3.2009 Washington Post: Health
Prince George's County continues to have the second highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases in the state of Maryland, according to statistics released today by county health officials. Only Baltimore City has a higher rate.

WHO issues pessimistic global tuberculosis report 25.3.2009 AP Top News
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The rate of tuberculosis infection is falling at such a slow rate it would take more than 1,000 years to wipe the disease out, a top health official said Tuesday....
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People Died at Three Mile Island 24.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views

People died--and are still dying--at Three Mile Island.

As the thirtieth anniversary of America's most infamous industrial accident approaches, we mourn the deaths that accompanied the biggest string of lies ever told in US industrial history.

As news of the accident poured into the global media, the public was assured there were no radiation releases.

That quickly proved to be false.

The public was then told the releases were controlled and done purposely to alleviate pressure on the core. 

Both those assertions were false.  

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Unsterile equipment used on Miami veterans 24.3.2009 MSNBC
Officials say more than 3,000 patients at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Miami had colonoscopies with equipment that wasn’t properly sterilized
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3-year-old in Vietnam dies of bird flu 20.3.2009 Earth Times
Hanoi - A 3-year-old Vietnamese boy has died of avian influenza after four days in hospital, a health official said Friday, bringing Vietnam's bird-flu death toll to three this year. Nguyen Van Chau, director of the Ho Chi Minh City Health Department...
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Health officials say a 3-year-old Vietnamese boy has died of bird flu 19.3.2009 Seattle Times: Health
Health officials say a 3-year-old Vietnamese boy has died of bird flu.
Boy in Vietnam tests positive for bird flu 19.3.2009 Earth Times
Hanoi - A Vietnamese boy has tested positive for the avian influenza virus, the fourth confirmed human case of bird flu in Vietnam this year, local media reported Thursday. A boy from the south-western province of Dong Thap was admitted Monday at the...
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Pope's condom stance under fire 19.3.2009 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
The Vatican on Wednesday defended Pope Benedict XVI's opposition to the use of condoms to stop the spread of AIDS as activists, doctors and governments criticized it as unrealistic, unscientific and dangerous.
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Pope Draws Fire For Remarks On Condoms, AIDS 18.3.2009 NPR News
France, Germany and the U.N. agency charged with fighting AIDS disagreed with the pope's comment about condoms, saying Wednesday that they are a fundamental tool in preventing the spread of the HIV virus.
France defends condoms, says pope's criticism could threaten public health 18.3.2009 Seattle Times: Health
France said Wednesday that the pope's comments criticizing condoms could endanger public health, defending them as a fundamental tool in preventing the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.
Number of flu cases increase after slow start to influenza season 18.3.2009 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Doctors say they're seeing an increase in the number of flu cases in Oklahoma after a slow start to the influenza season.
Vatican defends pope condoms stand, criticism mounts (Reuters) 18.3.2009 Yahoo: Top Stories
Reuters - The Vatican on Wednesday defended Pope Benedict's opposition to the use of condoms to stop the spread of AIDS as activists, doctors and politicians criticized it as unrealistic, unscientific and dangerous.
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From Bad to Worse 18.3.2009 Washington Post: Editorials
WE'VE LONG known that HIV and AIDS stalk the District. But the startling "District of Columbia HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Update 2008" released Monday shows the breathtaking devastation that the disease with no cure has unleashed on the District. According to the report, in defining an HIV epidemic as "generalized and severe," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United Nations Joint Program on HIV/AIDS have said that "the overall percentage of disease among residents of a specific geographic area exceeds 1 percent."
On Africa trip, pope says condoms won't solve AIDS (AP) 18.3.2009 World
AP - Pope Benedict XVI said condoms are not the answer to the AIDS epidemic in Africa and can make the problem worse, setting off criticism Tuesday as he began a weeklong trip to the continent where some 22 million people are living with HIV. ...
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