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Q fever

Q fever

A specific type of bacteria carried by animals, commonly sheep, cattle and goats, causes the disease called Q fever. A person may become infected if they inhale barnyard dust particles contaminated by infected animals.   Although some people with Q fever may have flu-like symptoms or develop pneumonia or hepatitis, but most people have no initial symptoms. Chronic Q fever is a serious disease, which could affect the heart, ... more

Krabbe disease

Krabbe disease

Affecting the central nervous system, Krabbe disease is an inherited and most of the time, fatal disorder.   Muscle tone and movement is affected by this disease. This disease could have some devastating effects, including vision and hearing loss. Even though this disease could occur in adults and older children, but it usually occurs in babies before 6 months of age.   The main goal of treatment for this disease ... more

Cold Urticaria

Cold Urticaria

There is a possibility of having an allergy to cold temperatures. Doctors refer to this as cold urticaria (ur-tih-KAR-ee-uh), also referred to as cold allergy or cold hives. Exposure to cold temperatures with cold urticaria results in redness, swelling, itching and hives on the skin. People with cold urticaria should avoid exposure to cold and cold water as much as possible For instance, swimming in cold water is the most common cause of a ... more

Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia

Pain in the area around the opening of the vagina (vulva) is a condition called vulvodynia. Sitting still for a long time or even having sex may become impossible due to the pain, burning or irritation that is related with vulvodynia. The condition could linger for months or even years. There are many reasons explaining why experts believe vulvodynia is underreported. It may be either because of the reluctance of many women to talk about ... more

Esophageal Varices

Esophageal Varices

Esophageal varices are the abnormally enlarged veins in the lower part of the esophagus, the tube that connects the throat and stomach. Cirrhosis or other serious liver diseases could cause esophageal varices, along with other complications.   When normal blood flow to the liver is blocked, blood backs up into smaller, more fragile blood vessels in the esophagus and sometimes in the stomach or rectum as well, causing vessels to ... more

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal dryness

Though inadequate vaginal lubrication could occur at any age, but this problem is a common one for women during and after menopause. Vaginal dryness makes intercourse uncomfortable. Itching and stinging around the vaginal opening and in the lower third of the vagina are included in symptoms of vaginal dryness. The vaginal walls are always coated with a thin layer of moisture. The amount and consistency of this moisture is affected by hormonal ... 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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