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Intestinal Obstruction

Intestinal Obstruction

Intestinal obstruction is a blockage of the small intestine or colon that prevents food and fluid from passing through. This obstruction can result from several condition, but it’s most frequently the outcome of fibrous bands of tissue in the intestine (adhesions), hernias or tumors. Intestinal obstruction can cause an array of uncomfortable signs and symptoms, such as swelling, vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. Intestinal ... more

Blind loop syndrome

Blind loop syndrome

In case a part of the small intestine is surpassed and deprived from the normal flow of food and digestive juices, blind loop syndrome occurs. Numerous problems may be caused by the bypassed portion of the intestine, which is known as the blind loop. Food ferments and encourages bacterial growth because it cannot pass through the loop. In turn, the bacteria interfere with the absorption of nutrients and often lead to diarrhea, weight ... more

Salivary gland cancer

Salivary gland cancer

The cancer that occurs in one of the salivary glands in the mouth, throat or neck is called salivary gland cancer. This type of cancer is rare.   A family history of salivary gland cancer, exposure to radiation and tobacco use could increase someone’s risk of this cancer. However, its exact cause is still not known.   People should pay attention to possible signs and symptoms, such as a painless lump, because ... more

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

The hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes the hepatitis B disease, which is a serious liver infection. Hepatitis B infection, also known as serum hepatitis, could become chronic in some people leading to cirrhosis, which is a condition that causes permanent scarring of the liver, liver failure and liver cancer. Even when the signs and symptoms are severe, most people infected with hepatitis B as adults recover fully. A chronic hepatitis B ... more

Uterine prolapse

Uterine prolapse

When the uterus descends from its normal position in the pelvis farther down into the vagina, it is a condition called uterine prolapse. In normal cases, the muscles and ligaments that make up the pelvic floor hold the uterus in its place. However, when these ligaments and muscles become stretched and weakened, they won't provide an adequate support for the uterus. This will cause the uterus to descend into the vaginal canal. In most ... more

Dermatitis

Dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin is described by the general term dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis (eczema) and seborrheic dermatitis are some of the types of dermatitis. Although this condition can make a person feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, but it isn't life-threatening or contagious.   Usually, this disorder causes swollen, reddened and itchy skin, but it can have many causes and occur in many forms. Dermatitis could be ... 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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