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Hoarding

Hoarding

The excessive collection of items and the inability to discard them is called hoarding. Usually, hoarding creates cramped living conditions, in which homes could be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Some people may also collect animals and keep dozens or hundreds of pets in unsanitary conditions. Also called compulsive hoarding and compulsive hoarding syndrome, hoarding could be a symptom of ... more

Shingles

Shingles

The viral infection that causes a painful rash is known as shingles. It usually appears as a band of blisters that wraps from the middle of the back around one side of the chest to the breastbone, but in some cases, the shingles rash may develop around one eye or on one side of the neck or face. However, it could occur anywhere on the body. The same virus that causes chickenpox, which is the varicella-zoster virus, also causes shingles. ... more

Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis

Amyloid protein is an abnormal protein produced by cells in the bone marrow that can be deposited in any tissue or organ. When this amyloid protein builds up in the organs, amyloidosis occurs, which is a rare and potentially fatal disease. The exact cause of amyloidosis is still unknown, and even though it has no cure, there are therapies that help a person manage their symptoms and limit the production of amyloid protein. There are ... more

Amnesia

Amnesia

Also called amnestic syndrome, amnesia refers to a loss of the everyday sense of memory responsible for knowing facts, information, experiences and events. This memory loss can't be accounted for by problems with perception, attention, language, motivation and reasoning. Usually, people with amnesia maintain a sense of self and are lucid, but may not be able to recall information and memories of past experiences. They also meet with ... more

Bundle Branch Block

Bundle Branch Block

When there’s a delay or obstruction along the pathway that electrical impulses travel to make the heart beat, bundle branch block occurs, which is usually a sign of another underlying heart problem and develops in people who appear healthy. The electrical impulses that make the heart beat could be slowed or blocked due to injury or damage to the heart muscle or blockage of a blood vessel in the heart. This interference could cause ... more

Sweating and Body Odor

Sweating and Body Odor

Although the odor of sweating is troublesome, but usually, sweating is considered only a minor nuisance. People normally sweat when they are in a hot environment, nervous, under stress, anxious, or when they exercise or exert themselves. Sweating in these circumstances is natural and healthy. Perspiration is usually odorless; however, if it comes in contact with bacteria on the skin, it may have an unpleasant smell. Excessive ... 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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