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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A common disorder affecting the large intestine (colon) is known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), where it commonly results in bloating gas, diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation and cramping. Despite these uncomfortable signs and symptoms, it doesn’t result in an irreversible damage to the colon. Most people suffering from IBS find that symptoms get better as they learn to control their condition. Only a small number of people ... more

Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Ramsay Hunt syndrome

An infection of one's facial nerve that's accompanied by a painful rash and facial muscle weakness in addition to other signs and symptoms is called Ramsay Hunt syndrome   The same virus that causes chickenpox, which is varicella-zoster, is the cause of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The virus lies dormant in the nerves after chickenpox heals. Ramsay Hunt syndrome would be the result if the virus reactivates years later and ... more

Cancer

Cancer

A large number of diseases in which abnormal cells develop that have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue and divide uncontrollably are called cancer. Cancer can spread through the body.   Worldwide, cancer is one of the leading causes of death, but thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment, survival rates are improving for many types of cancer. ... more

Gingivitis

Gingivitis

A very common and mild form of gum (periodontal) disease is called gingivitis, which causes swelling and inflammation of the gums. Someone may not be aware that they have gingivitis if their condition is mild. However, because this condition could lead to much more serious gum diseases, they should take gingivitis seriously and get it treated.   It is possible that someone may have gingivitis in case their gums are swollen and ... more

Vulvar Cancer

Vulvar Cancer

Cancer of the outer surface area of the female genitalia is called vulvar cancer, which is an uncommon one. Squamous cell carcinoma is the type of skin cancer that develops slowly over the years. Most of the vulvar cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, but a small number of vulvar cancers begin as melanoma and in some rare cases, vulvar cancer develops in the mucus-producing glands located on the sides of the vaginal opening. The development ... more

Knee pain

Knee pain

The cause of knee pain could be either an injury such as a torn cartilage or a ruptured ligament, or it could be certain medical conditions, such as infection, arthritis and gout. Knee pain is a common reason that people visit their doctors or the emergency room.   Although some serious knee injuries such as a ruptured ligament or tendon usually require surgical repair, however, most relatively minor cases of knee pain respond ... 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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