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Farsightedness

Farsightedness

Hyperopia, which is also known as farsightedness, is a common vision condition in which objects nearby may be blurry, while the objects in the distance are clear.   Someone's focusing ability will be determined by the degree of their farsightedness. Usually, people who have severe farsightedness only see objects that are at a great distance away. However, those who have mild farsightedness could see objects that are closer. ... more

De Quervain's tenosynovitis

De Quervain's tenosynovitis

  Daily activities and leisure ones like gardening, playing music, knitting and cooking can be entertaining unless they cause pain in the wrist and hand. This condition is called de Quervain's tenosynovitis.   If someone has de Quervain's tenosynovitis, the sheath of tendons on the thumb side of the wrist becomes inflamed or swollen, limiting the movement of the tendons. This will result in pain and discomfort ... more

Dehydration

Dehydration

Dehydration is a condition in which the body loses more fluids and liquids than it takes in and thus doesn’t have enough water to perform its natural functions.   Intense diarrhea, vomiting, fever and excessive sweating are all common causes of dehydration. Also, insufficient incoming water in hot weather or exercise might also cause dehydration. Anyone is apt to have dehydration, but children, older adults and people with ... more

Factor V Leiden

Factor V Leiden

In a common inherited genetic disorder called factor V Leiden, the blood has an increased tendency to form clots (thrombophilia), usually in the veins.   Blood clots could form at any age, but usually, the risk of clotting in most people does not begin until adulthood. Usually, people with factor V Leiden do not develop abnormal clots, but they do develop clots that cause long-term health problems or clots that are ... more

Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)

Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)

The intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal cramps, and occasionally fever is called viral gastroenteritis or stomach flu. Ingesting contaminated food or water; and coming into contact with an infected person are the two most common ways of developing viral gastroenteritis. A person will recover without any complications in case he/she is otherwise healthy. However, the condition could be deadly for older ... more

Fecal incontinence

Fecal incontinence

The inability to control bowel movements is called fecal incontinence, which causes stool to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Fecal incontinence, also called bowel incontinence, could range from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.   Constipation, diarrhea and muscle and nerve damage are some of the causes of fecal incontinence. Bowel incontinence is usually due to a weakened ... 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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