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Measles

Measles

A common childhood disease that now can be prevented with a vaccine is measles. A red, blotchy skin rash, fever, sore throat, inflamed eyes, runny nose and cough are included in the signs and symptoms of measles.   For small children, measles, which is also called rubeola, can be serious and even fatal. The disease still kills several hundred thousand people a year, most under the age of 5, while death rates have been falling ... more

Morphea (Circumscribed Scleroderma)

Morphea (Circumscribed Scleroderma)

The skin condition that causes purplish or reddish patches on one's skin is called morphea.  In general, morphea affects women more than men, though it occurs in all age groups and in both sexes. It usually appears on the arms, legs and torso. Scleroderma is a condition that can cause a wide variety of problems, from skin discoloration to internal organ damage. Morphea is a localized form of scleroderma. With no damage to the ... more

Broken Leg

Broken Leg

A broken leg is a break or crack in one of the bones of the leg. A broken leg could be a severe shattering break due to a serious car accident, or it may be a simple hairline stress fracture, which is a quite common condition in runners. Immediate medical attention should be sought in case a person shows any signs or symptoms of a broken leg, particularly after a motor vehicle accident or a fall. To heal completely, prompt diagnosis and ... more

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Swollen Lymph Nodes

One of the most common reasons that people, especially children, visit a doctor for  is swollen lymph nodes and the signs and symptoms that accompany this condition. Many things can cause the lymph nodes to become swollen, but infection is usually the most common cause. The glands that play an essential role in helping the body fight off bacteria, viruses and other things that may cause illnesses are the lymph nodes.   The ... more

Ganglion cysts

Ganglion cysts

Ganglion cysts are noncancerous fluid-filled lumps or cysts that mostly develop along the tendons or joints of the wrists, hands or feet. These cysts could develop either suddenly or gradually over time. Unfortunately, the exact cause of a ganglion cyst is still not known.   Mostly, ganglion cysts require no treatment, cause no pain and go away on their own. In case someone needs treatment because of pain, interference with ... more

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

The group of hereditary disorders that affect the nerves in the legs and arms causing muscle weakness, decreased sensation and decreased muscle bulk, is referred to as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Symptoms tend to worsen very slowly over time, and even among family members these symptoms may vary widely in severity. The arms and hands may be eventually affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, though this condition usually begins in the ... 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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