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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Generally, when someone has bulimia nervosa, they live in a world of secret shame and self-disgust. Like any addiction, the person will probably feel trapped in this relationship with food. One of the types of eating disorders is bulimia, in which people are obsessed with their body shape and weight. A condition that causes them to judge themselves severely for perceived flaws. With this disease, the person is bound to engage in episodes ... more

Parvovirus Infection (Fifth Disease)

Parvovirus Infection (Fifth Disease)

Also called erythema infectiosum or slapped-cheek disease because of the facial rash that looks like slap marks parvovirus infection is commonly called fifth disease, because it was the fifth in a group of diseases that have similar rashes affecting children. These five diseases are measles, rubella, scarlet fever, Dukes' disease and parvovirus infection.   Regardless of the name, this disease is still infecting children ... more

Ear infection, middle ear

Ear infection, middle ear

One of the common illnesses of early childhood is the otitis media (middle ear infection).   Usually, children stop having ear infections by the age of 4 or 5. Most ear infections clear up on their own within a few days, despite the fact that they make children uncomfortable and worry the parents.   Adults usually don’t get middle ear infections, and the treatments for adult ear infections are similar to ... more

Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of conditions that results in optic nerve damage and diminishes sight. In most cases, but not always, this damage is caused by abnormally high pressure inside the eye, also called intraocular pressure.    This condition is the second leading cause of blindness. Glaucoma damages a person’s vision so gradually that they don't notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. ... more

Foot Drop

Foot Drop

Also called drop foot, foot drop is a general term used to describe difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. In case someone has foot drop, they might drag the front of their foot on the ground whenever they walk. Foot drop is a sign of an underlying neurological, anatomical or muscular problem. It's not a disease in itself. Foot drop could be either permanent of temporary. In case a person has foot drop, in order to hold their foot ... more

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome

Abnormal cholesterol levels, excess body fat around the waist, increased blood pressure or elevated insulin levels that occur together, increasing one's risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease, is the cluster of conditions called metabolic syndrome. Having just one of these conditions contributes to one's risk of a serious disease, though it isn't diagnosed as metabolic syndrome. The risk is even greater if more than one ... 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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