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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

Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking

It is also known as somnambulism. Sleepwalking means getting up and walking around while asleep. In most cases, sleepwalking is a random event that doesn't signal any serious problems and doesn't require any treatment. Sleepwalking is most common in children between the ages of 8 and 12. However, it could also occur at any age and may involve some dangerous and unusual behaviors, such as urinating in closets or trash cans or ... more

Bird flu (avian influenza)

Bird flu (avian influenza)

Hundreds of millions of wild and domestic birds along with a small number of people died due to bird flu. However, now it’s difficult for people to get this disease. Most cases of people having bird flu symptoms had close contact with sick birds. Yet, a few cases passed from one person to another. Health officials worry that a major bird flu crisis might occur to humans if the virus— H5N1 —changes into a more easy-spreading ... more

Broken Wrist/Broken Hand

Broken Wrist/Broken Hand

It’s important to treat a broken wrist or broken hand as soon as possible because the bones may not heal in proper alignment, affecting the person's ability to perform everyday activities, such as grasping a pen or buttoning a shirt. So, someone should seek prompt medical attention in case they think they've sustained a broken wrist or a broken hand. Depending on the exact site and severity of the injury, treatments for a ... more

Bone cancer

Bone cancer

Bone cancer is one of the rare types of cancer. This cancer originates in the bone. More than adults, this cancer affects children.  Primary bone cancer’s most common forms are: Osteosarcoma: This type usually occurs in the growing bone tissue, and it usually occurs in children, adolescents and young adults, between the ages of ten and twenty. Chondrosarcoma: This type is more common in people over 50 years ... more

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer indicates the presence of a cancerous tumor in the thyroid gland, which is located just below the Adam's apple and is in charge of the regulation of blood pressure, heartbeat rate, temperature and weight, through the hormones that it produces. Thyroid cancer is a less common type of cancer. However, its rate is increasing due to the improvement of technology that allows physicians to detect small cancers that were not ... 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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