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Catatonic schizophrenia

Catatonic schizophrenia

One of several types of schizophrenia, a chronic mental illness in which reality is interpreted abnormally (psychosis), is catatonic schizophrenia. Extremes of behavior are included in catatonic schizophrenia. A person has overexcited or hyperactive motion and he/she may involuntarily imitate sounds or movements of others at one extreme of catatonic schizophrenia. And at the other, the person is unable to move, respond or ... more

Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy

Bell’s palsy is a condition that occurs when the nerve that controls the facial muscles becomes swollen or compressed. Although this condition may occur at any age, however, it rarely affects people over the age of 60 or under the age of 15. Usually, within a few weeks, the symptoms of Bell’s palsy begin to improve, and within three to six months complete recovery occurs. About 8 to 10% of people will experience a ... more

Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome

The serious mental disorder in which someone with a deep need for attention pretends to be sick or gets sick or injured on purpose is called Munchausen syndrome. In their effort to win sympathy and concern, people with Munchausen syndrome may try to rig laboratory test results, make up symptoms or push for risky operations. A member of a group of conditions called factitious disorders, which are either made up or self-inflicted, is ... more

Breast Pain

Breast Pain

Affecting as many as 7 in 10 women at some point in their lives, breast pain (mastalgia) is a common type of discomfort among women. Almost 10% of these women have moderate to severe breast pain more than five days a month, but sometimes, severe breast pain lasts throughout the menstrual cycles. Although the symptoms occur more frequently in younger, premenopausal and perimenopausal women, but postmenopausal women could also experience ... more

E. coli (Escherichia coli)

E. coli (Escherichia coli)

The E. coli (Escherichia coli) are a group of bacteria that include numerous strains. Although most types of E. coli are harmless bacteria that live in the intestines of healthy people and animals, however, a few nasty strains, such as E. coli O157:H7 can cause food poisoning, which is a serious food-borne illness.   Although most healthy adults recover from this illness within a week, however, young children and older adults ... more

Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment

To preserve vision, retinal detachment is a medical emergency that requires prompt surgical treatment. The light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside back wall of the eye is called the retina. When the retina is pulled away from the underlying choroid, which is a thin layer of blood vessels that supplies oxygen and nutrients to the retina, retinal detachment occurs. The longer the retina and choroid remain separated, the greater ... 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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