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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

A potentially serious bacterial infection transmitted to humans by tick bites is called Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The disease was first identified in the Rocky Mountain region. When an infected tick attaches to the skin and feeds on one's blood, Rocky Mountain spotted fever occurs. The infection has the potential to spread to the bloodstream and other areas of the body. This disease doesn't spread directly from one person to ... more

Dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis

The type of inflammatory disease that develops over weeks or months and causes muscle weakness and a distinctive rash is called dermatomyositis. Even though this disease most commonly affects adults in their late forties to early sixties and children between the ages of five and 15, but it can occur at any age. The skin, as well as the muscle strength and function can improve with treatments. Periods of remission may occur in this disease, at ... more

Intestinal Ischemia

Intestinal Ischemia

The digestive system needs a permanent supply of oxygen-rich blood to function properly just like other organs. Intestinal ischemia is the condition of a diminished blood flow to the small intestine or colon. Intestinal ischemia can result in pain and make it difficult for the intestines to function. Loss of blood flow to the intestines in severe cases can lead to damaged or dead intestinal tissue, not unlike what happens to the heart ... more

Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. One might either have periods when their psoriasis symptoms get better or go into remission alternating with times the psoriasis gets worse. While psoriasis for certain people might be quite annoying, for ... more

Broken Ribs

Broken Ribs

One of the common injuries that occur when one of the bones in the rib cage breaks or cracks is a broken rib or a fractured rib. Trauma to the chest, such as from a fall, impact during contact sports or motor vehicle accident is the most common cause of broken ribs. Broken ribs usually turn out to be only cracked. Ribs that have been broken into two or more pieces are much more dangerous than cracked ones, despite the fact that both of ... more

Farsightedness

Farsightedness

Hyperopia, which is also known as farsightedness, is a common vision condition in which objects nearby may be blurry, while the objects in the distance are clear.   Someone's focusing ability will be determined by the degree of their farsightedness. Usually, people who have severe farsightedness only see objects that are at a great distance away. However, those who have mild farsightedness could see objects that are closer. ... 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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