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Infant Jaundice

Infant Jaundice

When the baby’s skin and eyes look yellowish, this could mean that the infant has jaundice. This is the result of the buildup of bilirubin, a yellow colored pigment of red blood cells in the baby’s blood. As the baby’s liver isn’t sufficiently mature to eliminate the extra bilirubin from the bloodstream, infant jaundice occurs.   This condition is especially common in babies born before 36 weeks gestation ... more

Rectovaginal fistula

Rectovaginal fistula

When there's an abnormal connection between the lower portion of the large intestine, which is the rectum, and the vagina, a condition that is called rectovaginal fistula occurs. Gas or stool might pass through the vagina because contents of the bowel can leak from the fistula.   The result of some conditions such as a complication following surgery, injury during childbirth, cancer or inflammatory bowel disease, such as ... more

Bronchitis

Bronchitis

Bronchitis, which is the inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes that carry air to and from the lungs, could be either chronic or acute. Acute bronchitis is a common condition, which usually develops from a respiratory infection, such as a cold. However, chronic bronchitis is a more serious condition, which is the constant irritation or inflammation of the lining on the bronchial tubes, usually, a result of ... more

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition in which someone feels widespread pain in their muscles, ligaments and tendons, along with fatigue and multiple tender points, which are places on the body where slight pressure causes pain.   A person may have fibromyalgia in case they hurt all over, frequently feel exhausted and even after numerous tests nothing specifically wrong could be found with them.   Usually, the symptoms ... more

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

A serious complication of diabetes is called diabetic ketoacidosis, which develops when there’s too little insulin in a person’s body. Sugar (glucose) can’t enter the cells for energy without enough insulin, resulting in the body’s breaking down fat for energy. Toxic acids known as ketones results from this process. Loss of consciousness may result if diabetic ketoacidosis is left untreated, and eventually, it may be ... more

Airplane Ear

Airplane Ear

When the airplane is climbing at the beginning of a flight or when it is descending at the end of the flight a person may experience airplane ear (also called barotitis media, barotrauma or aerotitis media), due to the fast changes in altitude and the stress exerted on the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and other middle ear tissues when the air pressure in the middle ear becomes different from the air pressure in the environment. ... 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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