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Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The sudden and unexpected loss of breathing, consciousness and heart function is known as sudden cardiac arrest. Usually, when an electrical disturbance in the heart disrupts its pumping action, stopping the flow of blood to the rest of the body, sudden cardiac arrest occurs. When a portion of the heart becomes blocked, and the heart muscle becomes deprived of its necessary oxygen, a heart attack occurs, which is quite different from a ... more

Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome

FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) is the result of prenatal alcohol exposure. A baby will be at risk of FAS in case the mother was drinking during pregnancy.   This syndrome causes irreversible defects and includes serious mental, physical and behavioral problems. These defects vary from child to child.   A doctor should be consulted as soon as possible in case parents suspect that their child has FAS. Early diagnosis is ... more

Diabetes

Diabetes

The group of diseases that affect the way a person’s body uses blood glucose (blood sugar) is called “diabetes mellitus”. Being the main source of energy for the cells that make up the muscles and tissues, glucose is vital to a person’s health. It is considered the body’s main source of fuel.   Having diabetes, no matter what type, means having too much glucose in the blood, though the causes may ... more

Knee pain

Knee pain

The cause of knee pain could be either an injury such as a torn cartilage or a ruptured ligament, or it could be certain medical conditions, such as infection, arthritis and gout. Knee pain is a common reason that people visit their doctors or the emergency room.   Although some serious knee injuries such as a ruptured ligament or tendon usually require surgical repair, however, most relatively minor cases of knee pain respond ... more

Bullous Pemphigoid

Bullous Pemphigoid

When fluid-filled blisters (bullae) erupt on the surface of the skin, usually on the arms, legs or trunk, a rare condition called bullous pemphigoid occurs. Although this condition is thought to be related to a disorder of the immune system, its exact cause is still not known. Treatment for this condition focuses on suppressing the immune response and inflammation over time. Without treatment, this condition could persist, with periods ... more

Factor V Leiden

Factor V Leiden

In a common inherited genetic disorder called factor V Leiden, the blood has an increased tendency to form clots (thrombophilia), usually in the veins.   Blood clots could form at any age, but usually, the risk of clotting in most people does not begin until adulthood. Usually, people with factor V Leiden do not develop abnormal clots, but they do develop clots that cause long-term health problems or clots that are ... 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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