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Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Originating in the soft tissue of the body, soft tissue sarcomas are cancerous (malignant) tumors. Other structures of the body are connected, supported and surrounded by soft tissues. The nerves, muscle, lining of the joints (synovial tissues), fat and tendons are included in the soft tissues. In these areas, different types of soft tissue sarcomas may occur. However, soft tissue sarcomas are not common. All soft tissue sarcomas cause ... more

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, which is common in young children, is a mild but contagious viral infection. The most common cause of hand-foot-and-mouth disease is coxsackievirus. This disease is marked by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet.   Hand-foot-and-mouth disease doesn't have a specific treatment. By practicing good hygiene, such as washing hands often and thoroughly, the risks of being infected with ... more

Rabies

Rabies

The saliva of infected animals can spread a deadly virus to people called rabies that is usually transmitted through a bite.   Foxes, skunks, bats, rats, coyotes and raccoons are the animals that are most likely to transmit rabies. Rabies is most likely to be spread to people by stray dogs in developing countries of Southeast Asia and Africa.   Vaccines are given to any person who may have a risk of contracting ... more

Schizotypal personality disorder

Schizotypal personality disorder

The condition in which a person has few or no intimate relationships is called schizotypal personality disorder. These people experience extreme anxiety in social situations, and they turn inward rather than interact with others.   Usually, people with this disorder appear emotionally distinct and have trouble engaging with others. They may respond inappropriately to social cues, hold peculiar beliefs and exhibit odd behaviors. ... more

Low Sex Drive in Women

Low Sex Drive in Women

Over the years, a woman's sexual desires naturally vacillate. Usually, the highs and lows are associated with the beginning or end of a relationship or with major life changes, such as illness, menopause or pregnancy. However, there are lifestyle changes and sex techniques for women with a low or decreased sex drive, to put them in the mood more often. Medications could also be used. The best measure of low sex drive in women is ... more

Sweating and Body Odor

Sweating and Body Odor

Although the odor of sweating is troublesome, but usually, sweating is considered only a minor nuisance. People normally sweat when they are in a hot environment, nervous, under stress, anxious, or when they exercise or exert themselves. Sweating in these circumstances is natural and healthy. Perspiration is usually odorless; however, if it comes in contact with bacteria on the skin, it may have an unpleasant smell. Excessive ... 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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