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7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Swedish Muslim Activis... · 0 replies · +13 points

...and all people.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - British Labor Leader E... · 0 replies · -1 points

That's Labour, Mr. Hoffman.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - President Obama Optimi... · 1 reply · 0 points

No one is interested in your Laxative Key Scenario, John.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - On Iran, Four Question... · 2 replies · -1 points

Irony or purposely misleading? It is more likely that Ron is a false flag operation to put a wedge between Jews and the pro-Israel Republican party.

The fact that Ron has posted almost 3,000 messages in just nine weeks (average of 47 per day) shows that he is either working full time on a propaganda campaign or is a nutter.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - No, Mr. President, We ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, and we are very grateful. Thank you all very much.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - My Semester Teaching A... · 0 replies · -9 points

Abu Dhabi isn't in Saudi Arabia. It is in the United Arab Emirates.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Is Sachlav Really Isra... · 0 replies · +3 points

In Albanian we call it Salep. It is good no matter how you pronounce it.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Is Circumcision Ritual... · 2 replies · +4 points

From a Forward story published April 10, 2014 called "Circumcision Studies Give Backing To Supporters of Rite"

A new survey of medical data going back more than two decades has found that the health benefits of circumcision far outweigh the risks. The publication of the article on April 4 by the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings is the latest development to tip the scales in favor of circumcision in the long-running scientific, cultural and political struggles over the practice.

The authors of the new survey reviewed some 3,000 studies on male circumcision published since 1988 and found evidence indicating that circumcision significantly reduced the chances of contracting a number of diseases, including urinary tract infections, human papillomavirus and HIV.

“When considered together with ethical and human rights arguments, neonatal circumcision should logically be strongly supported and encouraged as an important evidence-based intervention akin to childhood vaccination,” wrote authors Brian Morris, Stefan Bailis and Thomas Wiswell.
Morris, the study’s lead author and a professor emeritus of medical sciences at the University of Sydney, has long been an advocate for the health benefits of male circumcision, authoring the 1999 book “In Favour of Circumcision.”

The medical landscape tilted against anti-circumcision activists in 2012 when the American Academy of Pediatrics issued revised guidelines on the practice, stating for the first time that “the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks.” This marked a reversal of the academy’s neutral stance and undercut a key talking point of anti-circumcision activists, who had argued that the practice had no support from any major medical organization.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Is Circumcision Ritual... · 0 replies · +3 points

Dr. Schoen is the former chief of pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland and clinical professor of pediatrics, emeritus, at UCSF. I trust his opinion a lot more than yours, Michelle.

'In the new study, published online in the Archives of Pediatric Medicine, Tobian and his colleagues estimated that if circumcision rates in the U.S. fell to 10 percent, the lifetime prevalence of HIV among men would increase by 12 percent, HPV by 29 percent, herpes type 2 by 20 percent and urinary tract infections by 212 percent. Women would also experience increases in sexually transmitted infections, such as bacterial vaginosis, a type of vaginal inflammation, and trichomoniasis, which is caused by a parasite.

"Documentation that male circumcision not only reduces the burden of STIs [sexually transmitted infections] for both men and women but also reduces lifetime treatment costs should provide compelling arguments in favor of infant male circumcision," wrote Arleen Leibowitz, an economist and professor of public policy and Katherine Desmond, a statistician, both with the University of California Los Angeles in an editorial accompanying the findings.'

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Is Circumcision Ritual... · 0 replies · +4 points

'In the new study, published online in the Archives of Pediatric Medicine, Tobian and his colleagues estimated that if circumcision rates in the U.S. fell to 10 percent, the lifetime prevalence of HIV among men would increase by 12 percent, HPV by 29 percent, herpes type 2 by 20 percent and urinary tract infections by 212 percent. Women would also experience increases in sexually transmitted infections, such as bacterial vaginosis, a type of vaginal inflammation, and trichomoniasis, which is caused by a parasite.

"Documentation that male circumcision not only reduces the burden of STIs [sexually transmitted infections] for both men and women but also reduces lifetime treatment costs should provide compelling arguments in favor of infant male circumcision," wrote Arleen Leibowitz, an economist and professor of public policy and Katherine Desmond, a statistician, both with the University of California Los Angeles in an editorial accompanying the findings.'