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Colon Polyps

Colon Polyps

A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. Although most colon polyps are harmless, some become cancerous over time. Anyone could develop colon polyps, but the risk is higher when a person is 50 or older, is overweight or a smoker, eats a high-fat, low-fiber diet, or has a personal or family history of colon cancer or colon polyps. Colon polyps do not usually cause symptoms, this is why experts recommend ... more

Dementia

Dementia

There’s no specific disease called dementia; rather, there is a group of symptoms that describe as affecting intellectual and social abilities harshly enough to hamper daily performance. Conditions or changes in the brain cause dementia and there are different types of dementia depending on the cause. Alzheimer is the most common type.   Memory loss is usually connected with dementia, but memory loss alone doesn’t ... 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

Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Mitral Valve Regurgitation

When the heart's mitral valve doesn't close tightly, allowing blood to flow backward in the heart, mitral valve regurgitation or mitral regurgitation happens. During a normal heartbeat, the mitral valve which is located between the heart's two left chambers, allows blood to flow forward through the heart. Mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence is yet another name of mitral valve regurgitation. Blood can't move ... more

Nail fungus

Nail fungus

When fungi infect a person’s nail, they cause nail fungal infection called onychomycosis, this infection might start under the tip of the nails of fingers and toes appearing as a yellow or white spot. The nail may become discolored; thickened; and may develop crumbling edges, an unsightly and potentially problem, in case the nail fungus spreads deeper into the nail.   Medications are available to clear up nail fungus but ... more

Rosacea (Acne Rosacea)

Rosacea (Acne Rosacea)

The chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects adults and causes redness in the face and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules, is called rosacea. Rosacea tends to be progressive, which means that if left untreated, it gets worse over time. Rosacea is cyclic in most people, which means that the rosacea signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then lessen for a while before flaring up again. ... 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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