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Acanthosis nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans is a condition in which the skin becomes dark, thick and velvety in the creased and folded parts of the body such as the armpits, groin and neck. Acanthosis nigricans doesn't have a specific treatment. This may cause a person with this condition to become concerned about the appearance of their skin, however, some options are available in order to help lighten the affected areas of the skin. Acanthosis ... more

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Originating in the soft tissue of the body, soft tissue sarcomas are cancerous (malignant) tumors. Other structures of the body are connected, supported and surrounded by soft tissues. The nerves, muscle, lining of the joints (synovial tissues), fat and tendons are included in the soft tissues. In these areas, different types of soft tissue sarcomas may occur. However, soft tissue sarcomas are not common. All soft tissue sarcomas cause ... more

Diphtheria

Diphtheria

Usually affecting the mucous membranes of the nose and throat, diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection. Diphtheria, which may additionally infect the skin, commonly results in a sore throat, swollen glands, weakness and fever. But the hallmark sign is a thick, gray covering in the back of the throat that could cause difficulty breathing.   Diphtheria used to be a leading cause of death among children many years ago but ... more

Body dysmorphic disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder, also called imagined ugliness, is a chronic mental condition typically characterized by constant thinking about a fault in appearance — a flaw that is either minor or that the person imagines. Someone with this disorder imagines him/herself looking very shameful and embarrassing to the extent that they don't want to be seen by anyone. A person with body dysmorphic disorder usually spends many hours ... more

Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of conditions that results in optic nerve damage and diminishes sight. In most cases, but not always, this damage is caused by abnormally high pressure inside the eye, also called intraocular pressure.    This condition is the second leading cause of blindness. Glaucoma damages a person’s vision so gradually that they don't notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. ... more

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Severe physical reactions are triggered in an episode of panic attack, which is an episode of sudden, intense fear for no apparent reason and can be very frightening. In a panic attack, one can think he/she is losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. One may have a panic attack or two in his/her lifetime. The case transforms to what is called panic disorder when one is frequently experiencing panic attacks, and this is a type of ... 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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