I keep an eye on our Medically Dugg section bottom right of this blog. It's always interesting to see what mass audiences of voting as the interesting medical stories of the day. Some are great. Some... Well.
Take this one for example. It popped up a few days ago and tries to lay a groundwork for supporting the fact that circumcision might INCREASE the chance on contracting HIV. We argued differently. And there's a reason.
Scientists found that infected men who resumed sexual activity before their circumcision wounds healed were more likely to spread the virus than infected men who didn't have the surgery.
"This is a complicated situation ... but it seems that HIV-positive men initiating sex before wound healing is potentially dangerous for transmitting HIV," said Dr. Kevin M. De Cock, head of the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS department.
Oh. My. Now THAT's a mind-blowing glimpse of the bloody obvious.
The results of the research so far are not statistically significant, scientists noted.
Oh. Really? Excuse the sarcasm!
I guess I'm ticked for 3 reasons. One. We've never been super digg'd - but dangerous, stupid articles like this do. Two. The articles add fuel to an already full fire - on a subject where too many non-medical people care to make medical judgement. Three. We've never been super digg'd.