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Poor Color Vision

Poor Color Vision

The inability to distinguish certain shades of color is called poor color vision. Although many people call it colorblindness, true colorblindness describes a total lack of color vision. The ability to see only shades of gray is rare. Most people who have poor color vision are unable to tell the difference between some shades of red and green. People with this condition can't distinguish between shades of blue and yellow. In ... more

Latex allergy

Latex allergy

Latex is a product that is manufactured from a milky fluid derived from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis), which is found in Africa and Southeast Asia. Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins that are found in natural rubber latex. In case someone has a latex allergy, their body will mistake latex for a harmful substance.   Allergic reactions could be caused by latex allergy, which range from a runny nose or sneezing ... more

Behcet's disease

Behcet's disease

Also called Behcet’s syndrome, Behcet’s disease is a rare disorder that causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels throughout the body, leading to a variety of symptoms that may initially seem unrelated. Generally, the signs and symptoms of Behcet’s disease vary from one person to another and could come and go on their own. Some of these symptoms are skin rashes and lesions, genital sores and mouth sores. The ... more

Schizoaffective disorder

Schizoaffective disorder

In case a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms, including delusions or hallucinations; in addition to mood disorder symptoms, such as depression or mania, then that person has a condition called schizoaffective disorder.   This condition isn't viewed as a distinct disorder by all experts because even though some agree that schizoaffective disorder is a separate disease with its own symptoms and ... more

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury usually causes permanent disability or paralysis and a loss of sensation below the site of the injury. Because of this, spinal cord injury affects every aspect of someone’s life. Damage to the spinal cord can't be reversed, however, with proper treatment and rehabilitation a person may be able to lead a productive and independent ... more

Brucellosis

Brucellosis

Also called undulant fever or Mediterranean fever, brucellosis is a serious bacterial disease that causes fever, joint pain and fatigue. The bacteria called brucella cause brucellosis, which spread from animals to people, usually through unpasteurized milk, cheese and other dairy products. This disease affects hundreds of thousands of people and animals each year in Mediterranean countries and other areas. The bacteria can spread ... 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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