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Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that attach one bone to the another. The cruciate ligaments connect the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments create a cross in the center of the knee. A far less frequently occurring condition known as posterior cruciate ligament injury than does injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) known as the knee’s counterpart. Both the ... more

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic Fever

The inflammatory disease that can develop as a complication of untreated or poorly treated strep throat is called rheumatic fever. The infection with group A streptococcus bacteria is the cause of strep throat. Though it can develop in younger children and adults, rheumatic fever is most common in 5- to 15- year old children. People between the ages of 25 to 35, are most affected by recurring episodes of rheumatic fever. Rheumatic ... more

Rickets

Rickets

The softening and weakening of bones in children, which is usually because of an extreme and prolonged vitamin D deficiency, is called rickets. To build strong bones, the child needs calcium and phosphorus, and vitamin D is essential in promoting absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the gastrointestinal tract. When there is a deficiency of vitamin D, it becomes difficult to maintain proper calcium and phosphorus levels in ... more

Astigmatism

Astigmatism

Astigmatism, which can cause blurred vision, is a common, mild and easily treatable imperfection in the curvature of the eye. Often, astigmatism is present at birth, but because it’s not pronounced enough, it doesn’t require corrective action. This condition can also occur in combination with nearsightedness or farsightedness. However, corrective lenses and surgery are the treatment options available in case it is ... more

Knee Bursitis

Knee Bursitis

Located near the knee joint is the bursa, which is a small fluid-filled, pad-like sac that reduces friction and cushions pressure points between the bones and the tendons and muscles near the joints. Knee bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa.   Each knee has 11 bursae. Knee bursitis most commonly occurs over the kneecap or on the inner side of the knee below the joint, despite the fact that any of the bursae could become ... more

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome

Abnormal cholesterol levels, excess body fat around the waist, increased blood pressure or elevated insulin levels that occur together, increasing one's risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease, is the cluster of conditions called metabolic syndrome. Having just one of these conditions contributes to one's risk of a serious disease, though it isn't diagnosed as metabolic syndrome. The risk is even greater if more than one ... 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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