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Paget's Disease of the Breast

Paget's Disease of the Breast

This is a rare form of breast cancer which makes 5% of all breast cancer cases. In Paget's disease of the breast, the condition starts with affecting the breast ducts and extends to the skin of the nipple and to areola. Paget's disease of the breast has nothing to do with Paget's disease of the bone, which is a disease affecting the metabolism of the bones.   Women over the age of 50 are statistically more prone to ... more

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is an uncommon, chronic condition often affecting the arm or leg. It rarely affects other parts of the body. This condition is marked by intense burning or aching pain. Additionally, a person might experience swelling, altered temperature, skin discoloration, abnormal sweating and hypersensitivity in the affected area. Until now, it is not understood why complex regional pain syndrome happen, even ... more

Cellulitis

Cellulitis

One of the common, potentially serious bacterial skin infections is called cellulitis, which may spread rapidly; it appears as a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot and tender.   Though cellulitis can occur anywhere on the body or face, skin on lower legs are most commonly affected. In children and older adults, infections on the face are more common. Cellulitis may affect the tissue underlying the skin and can spread to ... more

Chemo Brain

Chemo Brain

To describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment, cancer survivors use the common term "chemo brain", which may be called cognitive dysfunction, cognitive changes or chemo fog as well. The term chemo brain is misleading, despite the fact that it is a widely used term. Whether or not memory and concentration problems in cancer survivors are caused by chemotherapy is not understood yet. Doctors are ... more

Fibrous dysplasia

Fibrous dysplasia

This is a bone disorder in which scar-like (fibrous) tissue develops in place of normal bone and as the bone grows, the softer fibrous tissue expands and weakens the bone. The affected bone could deform and become brittle because of fibrous dysplasia.   Usually, no signs or symptoms are caused by mild cases of fibrous dysplasia. However, bone pain and deformity that usually develops before the age of 15 could be the result of ... more

Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)

Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)

For many people, low blood pressure could cause symptoms of dizziness and fainting or mean that they have serious heart, endocrine or neurological disorders, despite the fact that low blood pressure may seem to be something to strive for. The brain and other vital organs could be deprived of oxygen and nutrients due to a severely low blood pressure, which could cause shock, a life-threatening condition. Despite the fact that blood ... 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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