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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

The hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes the hepatitis B disease, which is a serious liver infection. Hepatitis B infection, also known as serum hepatitis, could become chronic in some people leading to cirrhosis, which is a condition that causes permanent scarring of the liver, liver failure and liver cancer. Even when the signs and symptoms are severe, most people infected with hepatitis B as adults recover fully. A chronic hepatitis B ... more

Ebola virus and Marburg virus

Ebola virus and Marburg virus

Ebola virus and Marburg virus are related viruses that cause hemorrhagic fevers, illnesses that cause hemorrhage (severe bleeding), organ failure, and eventually death. The origin of both of these viruses is Africa, where infrequent outbreaks have occurred for decades.   Humans can contract these viruses from infected animals, because they live in one or more animal hosts. Following the initial transmission, the viruses can ... more

Thrombocythemia

Thrombocythemia

Also known as primary or essential thrombocythemia, Thrombocythemia is a rare disorder in which the body produces too many platelets (thrombocytes). Thrombocythemia is more common in women above the age of 50. The disease often doesn’t cause any symptoms, but sometimes patients with thrombocythemia develop abnormal blood clots or have mild bleedings. Actually, there is no need for treatment if the patient is not experiencing ... more

Parkinson's Disease (Paralysis Agitans)

Parkinson's Disease (Paralysis Agitans)

Parkinson's disease starts as a mild tremor in just one hand, then it starts its gradual development. This disease can also commonly result in a slowing or freezing of movement; but the most known sign of the disease is still the tremor. In the case of having the condition, a patient's face ceases to show expressions and his/her arms remain still while walking. A mumbling of speech is also common. These symptoms deteriorate along with ... more

Hirsutism

Hirsutism

The amount of a person's body hair is determined by his/her genetic makeup. A person may have a condition called hirsutism in case she is a woman and develops excessive amounts of coarse and pigmented hair on areas of her body where men typically grow hair, such as the face, chest and back. Hirsutism is a condition of unwanted, male-pattern hair growth in women.     Hirsutism may be caused by an ethnic or family trait, ... more

Edema

Edema

When excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissue cause swelling, it is called edema. Edema commonly occurs in the hands, arms, ankles, feet and legs, but it could affect any part of the body.   Pregnancy, certain medications or underlying medical conditions could cause edema. In order to effectively control edema, its underlying cause should be identified and treated. Edema is treated effectively with self-care measures ... 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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