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Grand Mal Seizure

Grand Mal Seizure

Also known as a tonic-clonic seizure, a grand mal seizure includes violent muscle contractions and loss of consciousness. When people think about seizures in general, this is the one that they usually picture.   Abnormal electrical activity throughout the brain causes grand mal seizure. Sometimes a stroke, extremely low blood sugar or other health problems could cause this type of seizure. But mostly, epilepsy is the cause of ... more

Mammary duct ectasia

Mammary duct ectasia

When a milk duct beneath the nipple becomes blocked or clogged, mammary duct ectasia occurs. Mammary duct ectasia is not a sign of or a risk factor for breast cancer, though it's normal to worry about changes in the breasts.   In women in their 40s and 50s, mammary duct ectasia affects as many as one in four women during or after menopause. Some women may have nipple discharge and tenderness or inflammation near the nipple ... more

Castleman disease

Castleman disease

A rare illness that affects the lymph nodes and other immune-cell structures of the body is referred to as Castleman disease.   Castleman disease is classified as a lymphoproliferative disorder meaning that it involves a proliferation or overgrowth of lymphatic cells. It is also known as giant lymph node hyperplasia and angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia. Though Castleman disease is similar to cancers of the lymphatic system ... more

Tendinitis

Tendinitis

This is the case of tendon inflammation; tendons are the cords that attach the muscles to the bones and they consist of thick fibers. This condition is most common in the tendons of heels, wrists, elbows and shoulders, but it can happen to any of the body tendons. Problems of tendinitis are named as follows:   Jumper’s knee Swimmer’s shoulder Pitcher’s shoulder Golfer’s ... more

DiGeorge Syndrome

DiGeorge Syndrome

The disorder that results from a defect in chromosome 22 is called DiGeorge syndrome (22q11.2 deletion syndrome); the poor development of many body systems is the result of this syndrome. Heart defects, a cleft palate, poor function of the parathyroid glands and behavioral disorders, and poor immune system function all are medical problems related to DiGeorge syndrome.   There’s an immense difference between the number and ... more

Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness

The nausea that occurs during pregnancy is called morning sickness. Since morning sickness can strike at any time of the day or night, the name "morning sickness" can be considered a misnomer. An estimated 50 to 90% of pregnant women may be affected by morning sickness. For some women, morning sickness lingers throughout pregnancy, though the condition is most common during the first trimester. Although various home remedies ... 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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