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Infant Acid Reflux

Infant Acid Reflux

A common problem seen in more than half of babies during the first three months of life, when the baby seems to be spitting up more often than normal, is gastroesophageal reflux, or infant acid reflux. Infant acid reflux may occur at anytime the baby coughs, strains or cries, even though the condition has a great likelihood of occurring after a feeding. This condition is known to be more difficult a situation on the parent rather than the ... more

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness, which is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdofreri. The disease could be harbored and spread by deer ticks, which feed on the blood of animals and humans. The signs and symptoms of this disease range from fever, chills, body aches, rash to weakness, joint swelling and even temporary paralysis. The ticks that carry this disease breed in grassy and heavily wooded areas. In case someone lives or ... more

Sciatica

Sciatica

The longest nerve in the body, which is called the sciatic nerve, runs from the spinal cord to the buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. The pain that radiates along the path of this nerve is called sciatica.   Sciatica is a symptom of another problem that involves the nerve, such as a herniated disk; it isn't a disease in itself. The pain of acute sciatica, which could be considerably uncomfortable, usually ... more

Heart disease

Heart disease

A range of diseases that affect the heart, and in some cases the blood vessels, is described by the broad term heart disease. Diseases of the blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and congenital heart defects, which are heart defects that a person is born with, are some of the various diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease. "Cardiovascular disease" is a term that ... more

Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen Sclerosus

The uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that is thinner than normal is called lichen sclerosus. It usually affects the skin of the vulva, foreskin of the penis or the skin around the anus; however, it could also affect any part of the body. Even though anyone could get lichen sclerosus, postmenstrual women and children who have not reached puberty have the highest risk for this condition. Lichen sclerosus could lead to ... more

Cancer

Cancer

A large number of diseases in which abnormal cells develop that have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue and divide uncontrollably are called cancer. Cancer can spread through the body.   Worldwide, cancer is one of the leading causes of death, but thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment, survival rates are improving for many types of cancer. ... 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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