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Cardiogenic shock

Cardiogenic shock

The condition in which the heart suddenly can't pump blood to meet the body's needs is called cardiogenic shock. A severe heart attack is usually the cause of cardiogenic shock.   If not treated right away, cardiogenic shock is often fatal, though it is a rare condition. And about half the people who develop cardiogenic shock survive if treated immediately. ... more

Blind loop syndrome

Blind loop syndrome

In case a part of the small intestine is surpassed and deprived from the normal flow of food and digestive juices, blind loop syndrome occurs. Numerous problems may be caused by the bypassed portion of the intestine, which is known as the blind loop. Food ferments and encourages bacterial growth because it cannot pass through the loop. In turn, the bacteria interfere with the absorption of nutrients and often lead to diarrhea, weight ... more

Geographic tongue

Geographic tongue

When someone's tongue gets a map-like or geographic appearance it means that they have the harmless (benign) condition known as geographic tongue. When parts of someone's tongue are missing the layer of small bumps called papillae, the distinct look of geographic tongue occurs, which causes irregularly shaped smooth, red patches to form on parts of the tongue, similar to a rash.   Geographic tongue does not cause any ... more

Male Infertility

Male Infertility

An estimated 10 to 15% of couples are classified as infertile, meaning that they've been trying to get pregnant with unprotected, frequent intercourse for at least a year without success.   Male infertility is the factor in about half the cases. Exposure to certain environmental factors, general health and lifestyle issues, impaired delivery of sperm and abnormal sperm production or function are included in the causes of ... more

Scabies

Scabies

A tiny eight-legged burrowing mite called sarcoptes scabiei causes scabies, which is an itchy condition. Intense itching is caused by the presence of the mite, which becomes especially strong at night when someone’s in bed.   This condition is contagious, and close physical contact causes it to spread in a family, nursing home, school class or a child care group. Usually, entire families or contact groups are recommended ... more

Water on the Knee

Water on the Knee

The generally used term to describe the excess fluid that accumulates in or around the knee joint is water on the knee, which could be the result of overuse injuries, trauma or an underlying disease or condition. The water on the knee can also be referred to as “effusion”.   A person’s mobility doesn’t have to be limited because of the pain and swelling associated with water on the knee. To help keep ... 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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