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Ringworm (Body)

Ringworm (Body)

Ringworm is a fungal infection that develops on the top layer of the skin; ringworm of the body is one of its several forms. This condition is characterized by a red, itchy circular rash with healthy-looking skin in the middle. The name of ringworm has nothing to do with an actual worm under the skin; however, it comes from the characteristic ring that can appear. Ringworm of the body is also called tinea corporis and is closely related ... more

Edema

Edema

When excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissue cause swelling, it is called edema. Edema commonly occurs in the hands, arms, ankles, feet and legs, but it could affect any part of the body.   Pregnancy, certain medications or underlying medical conditions could cause edema. In order to effectively control edema, its underlying cause should be identified and treated. Edema is treated effectively with self-care measures ... more

Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

Some people may be hesitant to talk about their experience in painful intercourse, for they might not be sure about the pain whether it is an imaginary one or is the result of some wrong action while in the act.   In fact, sex is not always pleasurable nor pain free for all women. Various normal reasons may cause many women to experience painful intercourse at some stage in their lives. Dyspareunia is the name for painful ... more

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

The body cools itself by sweating. This is natural and healthy in most cases. However, some people may experience hyperhidrosis, which is frequent or constant excessive sweating. The secretion of sweat in amounts that are greater than needed to cool the body is referred to as hyperhidrosis. Usually, the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and underarms are affected by hyperhidrosis. Anxiety, embarrassment as well as disruption of ... more

Post-Polio Syndrome

Post-Polio Syndrome

Some people who experience polio when they are young might have post-polio syndrome (PPS) after years. Polio was once considered to be the most dangerous disease causing paralysis and even death. Soon after polio reached its peak in the early 1950s, the inactivated polio vaccine was introduced and greatly decreased polio’s spread. Nowadays, paralytic polio occurs in few people in developed countries, and it's because of polio ... more

Self-Injury/Cutting

Self-Injury/Cutting

The condition in which someone deliberately harms his/her own body by cutting or burning is called self-injury. Self-injury is an unhealthy effort to cope with intense anger, frustration, tension or other overwhelming negative emotions. Self-injury is usually followed by guilt and shame and the return of painful emotions, despite the fact that it may bring a momentary sense of calm and a release of tension. Self-injury could be considered ... 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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