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Stomach polyps

Stomach polyps

Stomach polyps, which are rare, are usually found when a person is being examined for other reasons. About 1% of people who are undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, a procedure in which the lining of the stomach is examined, are diagnosed with stomach polyps. Stomach polyps have three types that are common, they are: Hyperplastic polyps: More than half of all diagnosed stomach polyps are hyperplastic polyps, about 2% of ... more

Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Causing intense itching on the feet and hands in particular, cholestasis of pregnancy occurs in late pregnancy. Any condition in which the flow of bile, which is a digestive fluid, from the liver is blocked is called cholestasis; when it occurs outside the liver then it is called extrahepatic cholestasis; and when it occurs inside the liver, then it is called intrahepatic cholestasis. One of many possible causes of intrahepatic cholestasis ... more

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, also called manic-depression or manic-depressive illness, is a mental illness, the extremes of which are: high to low, mania to depression, and recklessness to languor. This illness is characterized by mood instability which can be serious as well as disabling. Mood shifting phases could last for weeks and months which cause great annoyance to family members and friends, too. Now, a great amount of research says that bipolar ... more

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that arises in the lymphatic system, which is the disease-fighting network spread throughout the body. In this disease, tumors develop from a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is five times more common than the other general type of lymphoma or Hodgkin’s disease. However, the earlier the diagnosis, the greater the chance for a successful treatment of this ... more

Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis

Inflammation of the gallbladder, the small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen right beneath the liver, is referred to as cholecystitis. Digestive fluid (bile) that is released into the small intestine is held by the gallbladder. Gallstones that block the tube leading out of the gallbladder are the cause of many cases of cholecystitis, which in turn causes a buildup of bile that can cause inflammation. Tumors, injury and ... more

Perimenopause

Perimenopause

The years that lead up to menopause, which may be anywhere from two to eight years, and the first year after a woman’s final period is called perimenopause. It marks the interval in which the body starts its passage into menopause. This condition indicates the ending of a woman’s reproductive years; it is a normal part of aging. During the perimenopause period, a woman’s estrogen levels rise and fall unevenly. A woman can ... 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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