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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Generally, when someone has bulimia nervosa, they live in a world of secret shame and self-disgust. Like any addiction, the person will probably feel trapped in this relationship with food. One of the types of eating disorders is bulimia, in which people are obsessed with their body shape and weight. A condition that causes them to judge themselves severely for perceived flaws. With this disease, the person is bound to engage in episodes ... more

Bee stings

Bee stings

Bee stings in most cases are just annoying, and pain and swelling go away quickly. In most cases, to ease the pain of bee stings, home treatment is all that’s necessary. However, someone may have a more serious reaction that requires emergency treatment if they get stung multiple times or if they're allergic to bee stings. A person should learn how to treat them if they get stung, and take the steps necessary to avoid ... more

Food Allergy

Food Allergy

When an immune system reaction occurs soon after eating a certain food, it means that the person has a food allergy. Digestive problems, hives or swollen airways are some of the signs and symptoms that could be triggered after eating only a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food. In some cases, severe problems, or even a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis could be caused by food allergy.   An estimated 6 to 8% of ... more

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

When a man isn’t able to maintain a firm erection long enough to have sex, it means that he has erectile dysfunction. This common problem can occur at any age; however, it is more common in older men. Although having trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern, however, if the problem is ongoing, it could affect self-esteem and cause relationship problems and stress.   In the past, erectile ... more

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever

The illness that causes a high fever, a rash that covers most of the body and the strawberry-like appearance of the tongue is called scarlet fever or scarlatina. One form of a common bacterial infection known as strep throat is the most common cause of scarlet fever. A sore throat and other signs and symptoms of a typical strep throat infection always accompany scarlet fever.   In the past, scarlet fever was considered a serious ... more

Hiccups

Hiccups

Nearly everyone is affected by hiccups, which are a common condition. The involuntary contraction of the diaphragm, which is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen and plays an important role in breathing, causes hiccups. The characteristic "hic" sound is produced because each contraction is followed by a sudden closure of the vocal cords. Breathing into a paper bag and swallowing a teaspoon of granulated sugar ... 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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