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Naegleria infection

Naegleria infection

Naegleria infection is caused by a microscopic organism that lives in soil and fresh water which is called the amoeba Naegleria fowleri. When the naegleria amoeba goes inside a person’s body through the nose while swimming or doing aquatic sports, it causes naegleria infection. The amoeba, once inside the nose, heads to the brain where it destroys brain tissue and causes inflammation.   Only 200 cases of naegleria infection ... more

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis

When the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed or irritated, Achilles tendinitis occurs. Usually sports that put a lot of pressure on the calf muscles and Achilles tendon cause this condition, such as basketball and tennis. Additionally, a sudden increase in the intensity or frequency of exercise may also end up causing Achilles tendinitis. Achilles tendinitis is often short-lived when it's treated immediately, but if left untreated, it ... more

Goiter

Goiter

Located at the base of the neck just below Adam's apple, the thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland. When the thyroid gland grows larger than normal, it means that a person has a condition called goiter. Although painless, a large goiter could cause a cough and make it difficult to swallow or breathe.   A lack of iodine in the diet is the most common cause of goiter worldwide. This condition could also be due to nodules that ... more

Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism)

Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism)

In case a testicle doesn’t move into its appropriate position in the scrotum, which is the bag of skin hanging behind the penis before the birth of a baby boy, it becomes known as an undescended testicle or cryptorchidism.   In baby boys who are born prematurely, or before 37 weeks, an undescneded testicle is more common. About 2 to 5% of boys are born with one or two undescended testicles, but having two undescended ... more

Foot Drop

Foot Drop

Also called drop foot, foot drop is a general term used to describe difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. In case someone has foot drop, they might drag the front of their foot on the ground whenever they walk. Foot drop is a sign of an underlying neurological, anatomical or muscular problem. It's not a disease in itself. Foot drop could be either permanent of temporary. In case a person has foot drop, in order to hold their foot ... more

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is the type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. In this condition, the way the body uses sugar (glucose) is affected, which is the body's main source of fuel. This type of diabetes could threaten the health of the unborn baby and it could also cause high blood sugar levels, which aren't likely to cause any problems for the mother.   Gestational diabetes could be managed by taking ... 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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