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Milk Allergy

Milk Allergy

The leading cause of allergic reactions in very young children and one of the most common allergy-causing foods in children is the milk of cow. The signs and symptoms of milk allergy can be serious enough to cause distress not just for an allergic child, but also for the child's family. Worldwide, about 2% to 3% of infants are affected by milk allergy. Most children outgrow a milk allergy by age 2 or 3. Though in some cases it can be ... more

Limited Scleroderma (CREST Syndrome)

Limited Scleroderma (CREST Syndrome)

Scleroderma is a condition that literally means "hardened skin". Limited scleroderma, which is also called CREST syndrome, is one of the subtypes of scleroderma. Limited scleroderma could affect the digestive tract and cause serious heart and lung disorders, but the skin changes that are associated with it occur only in the lower arms and legs, and in some cases, on the throat and face. In some cases, CREST syndrome could ... 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

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis

Weakness and fatigue of any of the muscles under one's voluntary control characterize myasthenia gravis. A breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles is the cause of myasthenia gravis. Signs and symptoms such as drooping eyelids, double vision, weakness of arm or leg muscles, and difficulties with breathing, swallowing, chewing and speech may be relieved by treatment, though there is no cure for ... more

Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis

Inflammation of the gallbladder, the small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen right beneath the liver, is referred to as cholecystitis. Digestive fluid (bile) that is released into the small intestine is held by the gallbladder. Gallstones that block the tube leading out of the gallbladder are the cause of many cases of cholecystitis, which in turn causes a buildup of bile that can cause inflammation. Tumors, injury and ... more

Chlamydia

Chlamydia

The bacterial infection of the genital tract that spreads easily through sexual contact is called chlamydia. Many people don’t experience signs and symptoms of chlamydia. Even if someone does experiences signs and symptoms like pain and fluid discharge, they don’t show up right away, meaning that the person may not know that he/she has chlamydia. Chlamydia may lead to more-serious health problems if it's left untreated, ... 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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