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Sepsis

Sepsis

When the immune system's reaction to an infection injures the tissues of the body far from the original infection, it means that that person has a potentially life-threatening condition known as sepsis. Sepsis could affect the function of the organs if it progresses, ultimately leading to septic shock, which is a drop in blood pressure that could be fatal. People who are most at risk of developing sepsis ... more

Orchitis

Orchitis

Most commonly associated with the virus that causes mumps, orchitis is the condition in which one or both of the testicles become inflamed. This condition is developed in at least one-third of males contracting mumps after puberty. Usually, other causes of orchitis include bacterial, including sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia.   Bacterial orchitis is usually caused by epididymitis, which is ... more

Chest Pain

Chest Pain

One of the most common reasons people call for emergency medical help is chest pain, which can come suddenly at any time. Though it may be scary, but chest pain usually doesn’t have anything to do with a heart problem. Emergency room doctors evaluate and treat millions of people for chest pain every year. The problem may still be important, and worth the time spent in an emergency room for evaluation, even if the chest pain has ... more

Wet macular degeneration

Wet macular degeneration

The chronic eye disease that is marked by the deterioration of tissue in the part of the eye that's responsible for central vision is age-related macular degeneration. Blurred central vision or a blind spot may be caused in the center of the visual field because the macula gradually deteriorates in this condition. Adults age 50 and older may be affected by macular degeneration.   When new blood vessels grow and leak fluid ... more

Miscarriage (Spontaneous Abortion)

Miscarriage (Spontaneous Abortion)

The spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week is called miscarriage. Most miscarriages occur because the fetus isn't developing normally. About 10 to 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. However, because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that the woman doesn’t even know that she’s pregnant, the actual number may be much higher. That miscarriage is a relatively common experience doesn't ... more

Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)

Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)

Sometimes, when food is eaten too fast or isn’t chewed enough, a person may experience difficulty swallowing, a condition called dysphagia. But when a person is experiencing persistent dysphagia, there might be a serious medical condition where treatment might be needed. It’ll take more time and effort to move food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach when someone has dysphagia. Pain may also be associated with dysphagia and ... 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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