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Ectropion

Ectropion

When one of the eyelids, usually the lower one, turns out and leaves the inner eyelid surface exposed and prone to irritation, a condition called ectropion results.   Usually, this condition occurs in older people, and it affects men more than women. In some severe cases, the entire length of the eyelid could be turned out. However, when the condition is not so severe, only one segment of the eyelid sags away from the ... more

Smallpox

Smallpox

One of the few diseases that have had a devastating effect on human health and history is smallpox, which is believed to have been around for thousands of years. The variola virus causes smallpox, which is a contagious, disfiguring and often deadly disease. Vaccination is the only prevention from smallpox. This disease has no treatment or cure. As a result of an unprecedented immunization campaign, naturally occurring smallpox was ... more

Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal Dementia

Also called frontotemporal lobar degeneration, fontotemporal dementia is a general term for a diverse group of uncommon disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. These are the areas that are generally associated with language, behavior and personality.   Portions of these lobes waste away (atrophy) or shrink in frontotemporal dementia. Depending on the portion of the brain that is affected, the ... more

Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea describes frequent, watery bowel movements (diarrhea) that occur in response to medications used to treat bacterial infections (antibiotics). Most often, antibiotic-associated diarrhea is mild and clears up shortly after stopping the antibiotic. But in some cases, antibiotic-associated diarrhea leads to colitis, an inflammation of the colon, or a more serious form of colitis called pseudomembranous colitis. ... more

Headaches in children

Headaches in children

Headaches are quite common in children and are usually not serious. Although the symptoms of adults and children may be different, but children could develop migraines, chronic daily headaches or stress-related (tension) headaches just like adults. Sometimes, headaches in children could be due to minor head trauma, an infection or high levels of stress or anxiety. So, parents should pay attention to their child's headache symptoms ... more

Head lice

Head lice

Head lice are tiny, wingless, parasitic insects that live and feed on blood from the scalp. Also called pediculosis capitis, head lice are the second most common contagious disease affecting schoolchildren.   This disease is not a signs of bad personal hygiene or an unclean living environment. It spreads by sharing personal belongings and through close personal contact.   To treat head lice someone may use either ... 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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