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Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin allergy is an overreaction by your immune system to penicillin and related antibiotics. If you have a penicillin allergy, your reaction to taking the antibiotic may range from a rash to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition. Penicillin allergy is the most common drug allergy. Penicillin antibiotics are widely prescribed for bacterial infections such as strep throat. However, not all unfavorable reactions to ... more

Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis — also called painful bladder syndrome — is a chronic condition characterized by a combination of uncomfortable bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pain in your pelvis, which can range from mild burning or discomfort to severe pain. While Interstitial cystitis can affect children and men, most of those affected are women. Interstitial cystitis can have a long-lasting adverse impact on the ... more

Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid nodules are formations of either solid or fluid lumps in the thyroid gland, which is a small gland located just above the Adam's apple on the neck. A small percentage of thyroid nodules are cancerous, but the rest are not and the patients do not experience any symptoms. A person may not be aware of thyroid nodules until a physician discovers them during a periodic checkup, although in some cases the lumps significantly ... more

Nonulcer Stomach Pain

Nonulcer Stomach Pain

The signs and symptoms of indigestion that occur without a clear cause are called nonulcer stomach pain, nonulcer dyspepsia or functional dyspepsia. Pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen, usually occurring along with belching, nausea and bloating are some of the signs and symptoms of nonulcer stomach pain that resemble those of an ulcer. Nonulcer stomach pain is a common condition that can last for a long ... more

Moles

Moles

The clusters of pigmented cells that often appear as small, dark brown spots are called moles, medically known as nevi. However, moles can develop virtually anywhere on the body, and they can come in a range of colors. Moles may become cancerous in rare cases, as most of them are harmless. In detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma, monitoring moles and other pigmented patches is an important step. Many melanomas begin in or ... more

Idiopathic Thromobocytopenic Purpura

Idiopathic Thromobocytopenic Purpura

The blood-clotting disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding is called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or immune thrombocytopenic purpura. This condition is the outcome of unusually low levels of platelets, the cells helping the blood clot, and it occurs in both children and adults. Although idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is usually chronic in adults, but children usually develop it after a viral ... 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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