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Nicotine dependence

Nicotine dependence

Nicotine dependence is an addiction to tobacco products caused by the drug nicotine. It means that people cannot stop using the substance which is nicotine even though it is harming them. Smoke from cigarettes, cigars and pipes contain thousands of chemicals including nicotine which is also contained in smokeless tobacco.   Nicotine produces physical and mood changing effects in the brain that are temporarily pleasing, and these ... more

Common Cold in Babies

Common Cold in Babies

A common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, the baby’s nose and throat. Nasal congestion and a runny nose are the main signs of common cold in infants. Babies are particularly susceptible to the common cold, partly because they’re usually around other older children who don’t always wash their hands. Actually, within the first two years of life, most infants have 8 to 10 colds. In babies, treatment ... more

Binge-eating disorder

Binge-eating disorder

Also called compulsive overeating, binge-eating disorder is a serious eating disorder in which a person frequently consumes large amounts of food. Overeating can sometimes become a regular occurrence, shrouded in shame and secrecy. When someone has binge-eating disorder, they might vow to stop and feel deeply embarrassed about gorging. However, they will feel such a compulsion that they will not be able to resist the urges and continue ... more

Nickel allergy

Nickel allergy

Nickel allergy is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis, which is an itchy rash that appears when the skin touches a normally harmless substance. Nickel can be found in a lot of everyday items such as coins, necklace clasps, watchbands and eyeglass frames; however, nickel allergy is generally associated with earrings and other body piercing jewelry.   Once a person acquires nickel allergy, he/she will ... more

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever

The illness that causes a high fever, a rash that covers most of the body and the strawberry-like appearance of the tongue is called scarlet fever or scarlatina. One form of a common bacterial infection known as strep throat is the most common cause of scarlet fever. A sore throat and other signs and symptoms of a typical strep throat infection always accompany scarlet fever.   In the past, scarlet fever was considered a serious ... more

Stroke

Stroke

When the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients, a stroke occurs, and brain cells begin to die within a few minutes. Urgent treatment of a stroke is crucial as stroke is a medical emergency. Potential stroke complications and damage to the brain can be minimized by early treatment. Fortunately, strokes can be treated. The decline of deaths caused by ... 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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