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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

ADHD is a chronic disorder that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. Impulsive behavior, inattention and hyper activeness are some of the problems that are related to ADHD. Children with this disorder struggle with low self-esteem, poor performance in school and troubled relationships.   An ADHD diagnosis can be scary, and the symptoms can be challenging for parents and children. The majority of ... more

Mold Allergy

Mold Allergy

When a person breathes in mold spores, the immune system overreacts if he/she has a respiratory mold allergy. A cascade of reactions that lead to allergy symptoms is triggered by this reaction. Mold allergy can make the eyes of the patient itch, make him/her cough and cause other symptoms that make the patient miserable, just like other respiratory allergies. Mold allergy is linked to asthma and exposure causes restricted breathing and other ... more

Dementia

Dementia

There’s no specific disease called dementia; rather, there is a group of symptoms that describe as affecting intellectual and social abilities harshly enough to hamper daily performance. Conditions or changes in the brain cause dementia and there are different types of dementia depending on the cause. Alzheimer is the most common type.   Memory loss is usually connected with dementia, but memory loss alone doesn’t ... more

Radiation sickness

Radiation sickness

A very large dose of radiation received over a short period of time (acute) can cause damage to the body known as radiation sickness, acute radiation syndrome, radiation poisoning or acute radiation. The absorbed dose, which is the amount of radiation absorbed by the body, determines how sick one will be.   Radiation sickness isn’t caused by X-ray examinations and such common exposures to low-dose ... more

Stickler syndrome

Stickler syndrome

Multiple parts of the body, such as the face, ears, eyes, bones, heart and joints may be affected by this inherited disorder known as Stickler syndrome, which is also called hereditary progressive arthro-ophthalmopathy. A gene mutation that affects the formation of a connective tissue called collagen is what causes this syndrome. Stickler syndrome is usually diagnosed in young children. In case a child has been diagnosed with Stickler ... more

Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin allergy is an overreaction by your immune system to penicillin and related antibiotics. If you have a penicillin allergy, your reaction to taking the antibiotic may range from a rash to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition. Penicillin allergy is the most common drug allergy. Penicillin antibiotics are widely prescribed for bacterial infections such as strep throat. However, not all unfavorable reactions to ... more

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Effect of physical inactivity on major non-communicable diseases worldwide: an analysis of burden of disease and life expectancy

Effect of physical inactivity on major non-communicable diseases worldwide: an analysis of burden of disease and life expectancy

The Lancet, 380/9838 Published: 2012-07-21

Strong evidence shows that physical inactivity increases the risk of many adverse health conditions, including major non-communicable diseases such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancers, and shortens life expectancy. Because much of the world's population is inactive, this link presents a major public health issue
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Global trends in antiretroviral resistance in treatment-naive individuals with HIV after rollout of antiretroviral treatment in resource

Global trends in antiretroviral resistance in treatment-naive individuals with HIV after rollout of antiretroviral treatment in resource

The Lancet, doi:10.1016 Published: 2012-07-23

The emergence and spread of high levels of HIV-1 drug resistance in resource-limited settings where combination antiretroviral treatment has been scaled up could compromise the effectiveness of national HIV treatment programmes. We aimed to estimate changes in the prevalence of HIV-1 drug resistance in treatment-naive individuals with HIV since initiation of rollout in resource-limited settings.
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Radical Prostatectomy versus Observation for Localized Prostate Cancer

Radical Prostatectomy versus Observation for Localized Prostate Cancer

NEJM, 367:203-213 Published: 2012-07-19

The effectiveness of surgery versus observation for men with localized prostate cancer detected by means of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing is not known.
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