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Hirschsprung's Disease

Hirschsprung's Disease

Hirschsprung's disease is a congenital one, which occurs as the result of missing nerve cells in the muscles of a portion of the baby's colon. This disease affects the large intestine ــ also called the colon ــ and causes problems with passing stool. Children with this disease may have problems absorbing nutrients from food, or they could be constipated. Mild cases of Hirschsprung's disease may not be detected until ... more

Diarrhea

Diarrhea

Acute diarrhea is a common condition that everyone at some time has gone through. The loose, watery stools and abdominal cramps that characterize diarrhea often linger for a couple of days. Diarrhea usually indicates going to the toilet more often than usual in addition to a greater volume of stool. Chronic diarrhea lingers much longer than acute diarrhea, generally longer than four weeks. Chronic diarrhea could be a sign of inflammatory ... more

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

Teens are usually moody and argumentative. Even sometimes children that are best-behaved could be challenging and hard to manage. But in case the child or teen has a relentless pattern of tantrums, arguing and angry or disruptive behaviors towards the person in question and other authority figures, this child or teen might have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Doctors, counselors and child development experts could help the parents ... more

Tetanus

Tetanus

Tetanus is a potentially life threatening bacterial disease. It is initiated by a toxin that causes stiffness of the muscles, especially the muscles of the jaw; it may also lead to sever muscle cramps and difficulty breathing.   Clostridium tetani, which are the spores of the tetanus, may be found in soil, but they can also be found almost about anywhere. If the bacteria come into contact with an open wound, they may produce the ... more

Growth Plate Fractures

Growth Plate Fractures

The softer parts of a child's bones where growth occurs is called growth plates. These growth plates are the weakest sections of the skeleton, sometimes weaker than the surrounding ligaments and tendons. Growth plates are located at each end of a bone. An injury that would result in a joint sprain for an adult could cause a growth plate fracture in a child because growth plates are so fragile.   Because growth plate fractures ... more

Legionnaires' disease

Legionnaires' disease

Caused by a bacterium known as legionella, Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia.   Inhaling the bacteria causes this disease. People can't catch Legionnaires' disease from person-to-person contact. People who are especially susceptible to this disease include smokers, older adults and people with weakened immune systems.   Pontiac fever, which is a milder illness that resembles the flu, ... 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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