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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

Chemo Brain

Chemo Brain

To describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment, cancer survivors use the common term "chemo brain", which may be called cognitive dysfunction, cognitive changes or chemo fog as well. The term chemo brain is misleading, despite the fact that it is a widely used term. Whether or not memory and concentration problems in cancer survivors are caused by chemotherapy is not understood yet. Doctors are ... more

Vaginal cancer

Vaginal cancer

Connecting a woman’s uterus with her outer genitals, the vagina is a muscular tube. Vaginal cancer is a rare form of cancer that usually occurs in the cells that line the surface of the vagina, which is called the birth canal sometimes. Primary vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that starts in the vagina, while various cancers spreading to the vagina from other places in the body are more common. Only 2 to 3 % of gynecologic cancers are ... more

Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic cysts are abnormal pockets of fluid, which have the shape of sacs, located on or within the pancreas. The cysts might be somehow disturbing for patients, but they should be reassured that these cysts are not cancerous; they even do not lead to symptoms in most cases.   Despite the name, many pancreatic cysts aren't considered real cysts. That is because the cells of these pockets of fluids do not fall in the same ... more

Goiter

Goiter

Located at the base of the neck just below Adam's apple, the thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland. When the thyroid gland grows larger than normal, it means that a person has a condition called goiter. Although painless, a large goiter could cause a cough and make it difficult to swallow or breathe.   A lack of iodine in the diet is the most common cause of goiter worldwide. This condition could also be due to nodules that ... more

Optic neuritis

Optic neuritis

An autoimmune disorder caused by a viral infection may result in optic neuritis. Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, the bundle of nerve fibers in the eye transmitting visual information to the brain. Common symptoms of optic neuritis include pain and temporary vision loss; occasionally, those signs and symptoms might be an indication of a condition that causes inflammation and damage to nerves in the brain and spinal cord, ... 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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