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Leukemia

Leukemia

Cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and lymphatic system is called leukemia. Usually, leukemia starts in the white blood cells.   The white blood cells grow and divide in an orderly way, as the body needs them. They are strong fighters of infection. However, the bone marrow produces numerous abnormal white blood cells in leukemia, which don't function properly. Leukemia has four main ... more

Jock itch (tinea cruris)

Jock itch (tinea cruris)

The fungal infection that affects the skin of the inner thighs, buttocks and genitals is called jock itch (tinea cruris). In these warm and moist areas of the body, jock itch causes an itch, red, usually ring-shaped rash.   Although anyone, even women, could get this infection, but jock itch is common in people who are overweight, and people who sweat a lot, such as athletes. That's where jock itch gets its name from. ... more

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

The chronic form of muscle pain is referred to as myofascial pain syndrome. Trigger points are the sensitive points in the muscles around which the pain of myofascial pain syndrome centers. The pain can spread throughout the affected muscle. These trigger points can be painful when touched. From time to time, nearly everyone experiences muscle pain that generally resolves in a few days. However, muscle pain that persists or worsens is ... more

Chronic kidney failure

Chronic kidney failure

The gradual loss of the kidneys' filtering ability, which is usually due to diabetes or high blood pressure, is called chronic kidney failure. Dangerous levels of fluid and waste can quickly accumulate in the body in case kidney function is seriously impaired.   A person may experience only a few signs and symptoms in the early stages of chronic kidney failure. Until the kidney function of people with chronic kidney failure ... more

Bedbugs

Bedbugs

Bedbugs are tiny six-legged insects that hide during the day and feast on a person's blood at night. The common bedbug is a reddish-brown insect that doesn’t grow much longer than 0.5 centimeters (about 0.2 inches). To keep someone's blood flowing as they suck, these bedbugs inject an anticoagulant along with a numbing agent in order to keep the person from feeling them when they’re at work. Even though bedbugs can ... more

Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)

Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)

Thrombocytopenia refers to the low platelet count in the blood. These platelets (thrombocytes) are colorless blood cells responsible for the formation of blood clots that prevent bleeding in the case of blood vessel cuts. Different disorders such as leukemia or malfunction of the immune system or a medication side effect may lead to thrombocytopenia. Complications may range from none to severe bleeding. Treatment of thrombocytopenia ... 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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