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Sciatica

Sciatica

The longest nerve in the body, which is called the sciatic nerve, runs from the spinal cord to the buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. The pain that radiates along the path of this nerve is called sciatica.   Sciatica is a symptom of another problem that involves the nerve, such as a herniated disk; it isn't a disease in itself. The pain of acute sciatica, which could be considerably uncomfortable, usually ... more

Allergies

Allergies

When the immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as bee venom, pet dander or pollen, allergies occur. The skin, sinuses, airways or digestive system can be involved in the symptoms caused by these allergies.   Even though allergies can't be cured, but a number of treatments can help in relieving the symptoms. The severity of allergies could vary from one person to another and it could extent from a minor irritation ... more

Nonulcer Stomach Pain

Nonulcer Stomach Pain

The signs and symptoms of indigestion that occur without a clear cause are called nonulcer stomach pain, nonulcer dyspepsia or functional dyspepsia. Pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen, usually occurring along with belching, nausea and bloating are some of the signs and symptoms of nonulcer stomach pain that resemble those of an ulcer. Nonulcer stomach pain is a common condition that can last for a long ... more

Golfer's Elbow

Golfer's Elbow

When pain and inflammation occur on the inner side of the elbow where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow, it means that the person has a condition known as golfer's elbow, also called medial epicondylitis. The pain may spread into the wrist and forearm.   Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow. The difference is that golfer's elbow occurs on the inside of the elbow ... more

Thrombocytosis

Thrombocytosis

Thrombocytosis is also called reactive thrombocytosis and is the case of overproduction of platelets, which are responsible for blood clotting. Both children and adults can have the disease. Reactive thrombocytosis is the result of another initial condition. Often, patients with thrombocytosis don’t experience symptoms. Treatment for thrombocytosis depends on the underlying condition that causes it. In most cases, the platelet ... more

Sty (Hordeolum)

Sty (Hordeolum)

The red and painful lump that occurs on the edge or inside of the eyelid is called a sty or hordeolum. In most cases, a sty is filled with pus, making it look like a pimple or boil. As the sty becomes larger in size, the person won't be able to fully open their eye, making it difficult to see clearly. A condition called blepharitis, generalized inflammation of the eyelid, may occur in case more than one sty occurs at a time. Simple ... 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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