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Pectus Excavatum (Funnel Breast)

Pectus Excavatum (Funnel Breast)

Pectus excavatum, also known as funnel chest or sunken chest, is a term used to brief the condition of a child’s breastbone being sunken into their chest. This condition occurs in about one in 400 births. Pectus excavatum is less likely to occur in girls than boys. While mild cases of pectus excavatum could make children feel self-conscious about their look, severe cases of pectus excavatum could eventually intervene with the ... more

Delirium

Delirium

The state of feverish ecstasy that stimulates artistic creation and spiritual insight is known as delirium. However, medically, the definition of delirium is quite different from the one mentioned above to the extent that it may be frightening.   Usually occurring as the result of another illness, delirium is the decline in awareness, attention and mental clarity. Agitation, aggressiveness and restlessness could be some of its ... more

Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin's Disease)

Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin's Disease)

Cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system, is called Hodgkin's lymphoma and was formerly known as Hodgkin's disease. The cells in the lymphatic system grow abnormally in Hodgkin's lymphoma and may spread beyond the lymphatic system. As this disease progresses, it will compromise the body's ability to fight infection. One of the two common types of cancers of the lymphatic system is ... more

Migraine with Aura

Migraine with Aura

A variety of mostly visual sensations that accompany or come before the pain of migraine attack – a condition called migraine with aura, are experienced by some people who get migraines. A migraine with aura is most often characterized by visual disturbances such as zigzagging patterns, flashes of light or even blind spots. However, other sensations like tingling or numbness in parts of the body and speech problems may also ... more

Meralgia Paresthetica

Meralgia Paresthetica

The condition that is characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of the thigh is called meralgia paresthetica. The compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of the upper leg is the cause of meralgia paresthetica. The common causes of meralgia paresthetica are pregnancy, obesity or weight gain, and tight clothing. However, meralgia paresthetica may also be caused by a local trauma or ... more

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a fat buildup in the liver of people who drink little alcohol or do not drink at all. This disease at its most  severe form could develop to liver failure. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is common and for most people causes no complications as well as no signs and symptoms. However, in some people, the fat buildup could cause inflammation and scarring in the liver; this serious form of the ... 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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