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Cataracts

Cataracts

The clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye is referred to as a cataract. Looking through a cloudy lens is similar to trying to see through a frosty or fogged-up window. It may become more difficult to see the expression on a friend's face, drive a car – especially at night – or read, because of clouded vision. Cataracts cause problems with glare and affect distance vision in general; however, they usually don't ... more

Cellulitis

Cellulitis

One of the common, potentially serious bacterial skin infections is called cellulitis, which may spread rapidly; it appears as a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot and tender.   Though cellulitis can occur anywhere on the body or face, skin on lower legs are most commonly affected. In children and older adults, infections on the face are more common. Cellulitis may affect the tissue underlying the skin and can spread to ... more

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral Valve Prolapse

When the valve between the heart's upper left chamber (left atrium) and the lower left chamber (left ventricle) doesn't close properly, mitral valve prolapse (MVP) occurs. The valve's flaps bulge (prolapse) upward or back into the atrium when the left ventricle contracts. In a condition called mitral valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse sometimes leads to blood leaking backward into the left atrium. Mitral valve ... more

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

The rare autoimmune disorder that causes signs and symptoms of several other connective tissue diseases is called mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). Features of three other diseases; scleroderma, polymyositis and lupus, are experienced by people with mixed connective tissue disease. That's why sometimes they refer to mixed connective tissue disease as an overlap disease. The signs and symptoms of these three other diseases ... more

Ear infection, middle ear

Ear infection, middle ear

One of the common illnesses of early childhood is the otitis media (middle ear infection).   Usually, children stop having ear infections by the age of 4 or 5. Most ear infections clear up on their own within a few days, despite the fact that they make children uncomfortable and worry the parents.   Adults usually don’t get middle ear infections, and the treatments for adult ear infections are similar to ... more

Itchy skin (pruritus)

Itchy skin (pruritus)

Itchy skin is an uncomfortable, irritating sensation making one want to scratch. It seems simple; when one itches, they scratch. But itchy skin (pruritus) can have hundreds of possible reasons for its occurrence. It may be the outcome of a rash or another condition, like dermatitis or psoriasis. Itchy skin may be a symptom of an internal disease, like kidney failure or liver disease. The skin may look normal, even though it’s itching. ... 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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