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Indians make best husbands for Russians,! wass up Americans?

Among foreigners, Indians make best husbands for Russian women, as they are "more open" and share an emotional relationship with family, says the country's leading feminist intellectual, Maria Arbatova.

"Out of all the foreigners, the Indian men are the best for Russian women since they are brought up in a different way," the Russian playwright and poetess said.

"The western culture worships the superman and for an Indian male it is not a shame to cry. They are more emotional and have a more open and emotional relationship with the family," she said in an interview to the Russian Agrarian Gazeta. Arbatova, a living symbol of feminist movement of post-Communist Russia, had married twice and is living with an Indian. Recently, she published The Taste of India.

She became a household name in the 1990s in Russia with her feminist television programme I Can Do It Myself. Since 1996, she heads the club of Women Meddling in Politics, to seek a greater role for …

Medical notes

34,000 The number of Iraqi physicians registered before the 2003 war.

18,000 The estimated number of Iraqi physicians who have left since the 2003 invasion.

2,000 The estimated number of Iraqi physicians murdered since 2003.

250 The number of Iraqi physicians kidnapped.

34 The number of reconstructive surgeons in Iraq before the 2003 invasion.

20 The number who have either been murdered of fled. 72 per cent of Iraqis needing reconstructive surgery are suffering from gunshot or blast wounds.

164 The number of nurses murdered - 77 wounded.

$243,000,000 The amount of money set aside by US administration to build 142 private health clinics in post-invastion Iraq.

20 The number of such clinics built by April 2006.

$0 The amount of money left over.

$1bn The amount of money the US administration has spent on Iraq's healthcare system.

$8bn The amount of money needed over the next 4 years to fund the health care system

70 the percentage of de…

just a small piece of black or color cloth

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The question of what women wear on their heads has once again become an issue in the media. Does a small piece of black or color cloth really warrant this much of discussion, especially by those know nothing about its history but claim the right to decide its future? The issue is not whether or not one should wear a veil or cover one’s head. I think it is something, which needs to be left to both the individual person as well as society. Veiling or covering of one’s head is both a social and a cultural issue.British Prime Minister Tony Blair said waded into the "burqa'' controversy by endorsing the view that the veil worn by Muslim women was a "mark of separateness'' and an obstacle to integration.After Afghan war for the press, the removal of the veil/burqa became an irresistible metaphor of that new freedom: "Veil Is Lifted in Mazar-e Sharif; New Freedoms Embraced as City Emerges From Taliban Rule" (Washington Post, ); "Women Shedding Cloak o…

Childhood Obesity

Dr. Mercola's Comment:Considering that 30 percent of children in the United States are overweight and only 23 percent of parents polled in a recent study restrict the television their kids watch or the video games their kids play at all, the list is a helpful tool in the fight against the obesity epidemic.Like most problems in life, preventing childhood obesity is far easier than treating it, although much of the success of prevention depends on parental involvement, and communication is the key.You will not only need to set appropriate guidelines and talk to your children about nutrition and why what they are doing is so important, you will need to take the time necessary to create nutritious meals and snacks for them to eat. Perhaps even more importantly, you will need to act as a good role model for them. After all, it is completely unfair to your children to ask them not to eat things they late…

Should Students Date Attendings or Residents?

If I knew this before, I would not screwd up but anyway its too late and I need to start over again.

What should I do if a resident or attending asks me out on a date?