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TMJ Disorders

TMJ Disorders

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint that attaches the jaw to the skull, permitting it to perform its functions in chewing, yawning and talking. TMJ disorders cause pain and tenderness in this joint. Statistics show that women are more susceptible to develop these disorders. Usually, TMJ disorders are treated with self care measures and with nonsurgical treatment or dental and surgical procedures if the case is more ... more

Flatfeet

Flatfeet

When the arch on the inside of someone's feet is flattened, it means that they have flatfeet, a common and painless condition. Flatfeet could sometimes develop when the arches don't develop properly during childhood. This condition could also occur after someone's had a pregnancy or as they age.   In case this condition causes the person's ankles to turn inward, problems may occur in their knees, ankles and feet; ... more

Legionnaires' disease

Legionnaires' disease

Caused by a bacterium known as legionella, Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia.   Inhaling the bacteria causes this disease. People can't catch Legionnaires' disease from person-to-person contact. People who are especially susceptible to this disease include smokers, older adults and people with weakened immune systems.   Pontiac fever, which is a milder illness that resembles the flu, ... more

Folliculitis

Folliculitis

When someone's hair follicles become infected, usually with Staphylococcus aureus or other types of bacteria, folliculitis occurs. Hot tub folliculitis and barber's itch are some of the types of folliculitis. Mild folliculitis could be uncomfortable and embarrassing, and when the infection is severe, it could cause permanent hair loss and scarring.   Generally, the infection appears as small and white-headed pimples ... more

Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia

Problems in blood vessels that feed the brain cause vascular dementia, which is an umbrella term describing impairments in cognitive function. Sometimes, when a blood vessel is completely blocked, it may cause a stroke. Not all strokes cause vascular dementia; it depends on the severity of the stroke, the place of the stroke that occurred and the part of the brain that’s affected. When blood vessels in the brain narrow, reducing the ... more

Diabetes

Diabetes

The group of diseases that affect the way a person’s body uses blood glucose (blood sugar) is called “diabetes mellitus”. Being the main source of energy for the cells that make up the muscles and tissues, glucose is vital to a person’s health. It is considered the body’s main source of fuel.   Having diabetes, no matter what type, means having too much glucose in the blood, though the causes may ... 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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