From The Associated Press By Meraiah Foley SYDNEY, Australia – A U.S. health expert urged governments worldwide Tuesday to endorse circumcision to slow the spread of HIV, saying men without the procedure have a greater risk of contracting the virus from infected female partners. Experts at an AIDS conference in Sydney also warned that HIV infection rates were rising among men who have sex with men in developing countries because of discrimination and lack of access to health services. The World Health Organization says male circumcision reduces the risk of female-to-male transmission of the disease by around 60 percent. But only 30 percent of men worldwide have had the procedure, mostly in countries where it is common for religious or health reasons. Tango’s Take
From World Entertainment News Network Australian actress ISLA FISHER is suffering from amnesia - symptoms she believes are a direct result of her pregnancy. The Wedding Crashers star is engaged to Borat funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen and is reportedly seven months pregnant - although the couple have yet to officially confirm they are expecting. Nonetheless, Fisher blames her recent forgetful nature on her impending motherhood. She says, "I have amnesia. I don't remember what I just said. "Someone asked me what music I'm listening to right now and I said Nick Cannon, who's apparently like some rapper! That is obviously what I'm not listening to right now. Tango’s Take First of all, according to Kim Kardashian, Nick Cannon is not a rapper, nor is sex video partner Ray J. They are R&B singers.
From UPI COLUMBIA, Mo., July 25 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have found pregnancy acceptance to be the first step in forming the mother/child bond. Jean Ispa and her colleagues studied the link between how accepting mothers were of being pregnant and their toddlers' security of attachment. In the study, 173 young, low-income black mothers, who either were pregnant or had delivered within the past 11 months, were questioned regarding their feelings about pregnancy. When children were about age 1, their attachment security to their mothers was assessed. The study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, found that mothers who were not accepting of their pregnancies had a greater tendency to later feel that parenting was burdensome.
From The Denver Post By Sheba R. Wheeler The Internet hookup has matured. Logging on for companionship used to be mostly limited to looking for love, or something a little naughtier. But now more and more people are using the Web to keep active and be more social. Need a walking buddy, want to play some tennis or join a basketball league? Websites like these will help you get connected: # Denver-based playcoed.com, launched in 2004, now has more than 30,000 members across the United States participating in 120 sports.
From The Daily Mail In another twist to the troubled life of singer Britney Spears, friends of the star have said she is pregnant – and may not be sure who the father is. According to reports, a source close to the star told Australian magazine NW that the 25-year-old had confided news of her pregnancy to close friends. The source claimed: "She's been secretly filling her pals in on the good news since last week." Tango’s Take Wow. What if K-Fed wasn’t the one with the magic seed? What if Brit and SharJack both have crazy fertile uteruses (uteri?)? This could put a crimp in the K-Fed as super inseminator conceit. What if he is the father of the next Spears’ child? P-Nut and Tater Tot could have a little brother. We’re willing to bet that this one isn’t true. Did you hear about this Christina Aguilera is pregnant thing? It’s like it’s 1999 again and Xtina and Britney are competing for our affection. Maudlin.
From LA Times By Chandra Shekhar VIVIAN AIZAWA of Salinas vividly remembers the first time her body was hit by a heat wave out of the blue -- an episode of warmth, flushing and sweating that "almost felt like climate change," the 53-year-old says. The hot flashes and night sweats affected her sleep and strained her relationships. "It is ruining my life," she told her doctor. Nearly three out of four women will share Aizawa's experience as they go through menopause. Many, in fact, will get hot flashes and night sweats several times a day for years, each episode lasting from a few seconds to several minutes. "It impacts literally millions of women worldwide," says Dr. Wulf Utian, president of the Ohio-based North American Menopause Society, a nonprofit that promotes menopause research. "While not life-threatening, it is a major impediment to their quality of life."