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Group B Strep Disease (Streptococcus Agalactiae)

Group B Strep Disease (Streptococcus Agalactiae)

A common bacterium called group B streptococcus (strep) is usually carried in people's lower genital tract or in their intestines. Group B strep could cause serious illness in newborns called group B strep disease despite the fact that it is harmless in adults.   In adults with certain chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or liver disease, group B strep could cause some dangerous infections. Older adults are also at an ... 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

Uveitis

Uveitis

Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, the vascular layer of the eye that is located between the retina and the sclera (the white of the eye). The iris, choroid layer and ciliary body make up the uvea, which extends toward the front of the eye. Uveitis is the inflammation of the uvea, and its most common type is inflammation of the iris called anterior uveitis or iritis. Uveitis can be serious and cause permanent vision loss and people between ... more

Lichen nitidus

Lichen nitidus

Lichen nitidus consists of tiny, skin-colored bumps (papules) that usually appear in clusters on the surface of the skin, particularly on the trunk and upper extremities. It is rare and noncancerous. Its exact cause is still not known.   Usually, lichen nitidus affects children and young adults, but it could develop in anyone. Though this condition is annoying, but it is harmless. Over time, lichen nitidus usually disappears, ... more

Infertility

Infertility

When a couple is unable to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year, it means that they are infertile. If this is the case with a couple, there might be a chance that something treatable may be interfering with their efforts to have a child. The cause behind infertility may be a single problem in the patient or the partner, or a mix of factors that interfere with the occurrence or continuity of pregnancy. ... more

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is an infectious disease. It is marked by flu-like symptoms that progress rapidly to potentially life-threatening breathing problems.   Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome could be caused by several types of hantavirus. Several types of rodents carry these viruses, especially the deer mouse. Infection occurs when someone breathes air infected with hantaviruses that are shed in rodent droppings and urine. ... 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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