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Complicated Grief

Complicated Grief

One of the most unfortunate common experiences people face is losing a loved one. People mostly experience normal grief and bereavement endure a period of sorrow, numbness and even anger and guilt, followed by a gradual fading of these feeling as they accept their loss and move forward. However, for some people this normal grief reaction becomes much more complicated, weakening and painful, or what’s known as complicated grief. ... more

Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails

This condition (ingrown toenail) is a common condition that occurs when a corner or a side of one of the toenails grows into the soft flesh of that toe (usually affects the big toe). One can usually take care of ingrown toenails on their own. Yet, doctor can take steps to relieve the discomfort and help in avoiding complications of an ingrown toenail in case the pain is severe or spreading. One is at high risk of complications from an ... more

Acne

Acne

Because acne usually occurs in teenagers, it is probable that hormones play a role in its development. However, this doesn't mean that only teenagers develop acne. Some adult women experience mild to moderate acne because of hormonal changes associated with their menstrual cycles, starting or stopping birth control pills or pregnancy. Also called pimples, zits and blemishes, acne can be distressing and annoyingly persistent. Acne ... more

Malaria

Malaria

Malaria is an infectious disease that is caused by a parasite that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Recurrent attacks of chills and fever may be caused by malaria, which can be fatal.   Malaria is still prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America and Central America; however, it has been virtually eradicated in countries with temperate climates. Malaria remains one of the ... more

Insomnia

Insomnia

One of the most common medical complaints is of one not being able to either fall asleep or stay asleep, and this condition is known as insomnia. One is often awaken feeling unrefreshed when suffering from insomnia, which takes a toll on one’s ability to function during the day. Insomnia can not only affect one’s energy level and mood, but also one’s health, quality of life and work performance as well. How much sleep one ... more

Low Sperm Count

Low Sperm Count

One of the causes of male infertility is low sperm count (oligospermia). The odds of a single sperm reaching the egg are very low despite the fact that it only takes a single sperm to fertilize an egg (ovum). That's why a man’s chance of getting his partner pregnant will be decreased due to this condition. The lower the sperm count is, the more difficult it will be to have a child. There are effective treatments for male ... 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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