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Thunderclap Headaches

Thunderclap Headaches

As the name implies, this kind of headaches occur like a thunderbolt, suddenly and severely; they reach their climax within a minute and take from several hours to sometime more than a week to fade away. It is imperative to seek emergency medical attention in the case of experiencing this rare type of headache, because it is usually a sign of a potentially fatal condition like a bleeding in or around the ... more

Scleroderma

Scleroderma

A group of rare, progressive diseases called scleroderma involve the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues, which are the fibers that provide the framework and support for the body.   One type of scleroderma known as localized scleroderma affects only the skin, while another type known as systemic scleroderma also affects internal organs, such as the digestive tract, the heart, kidneys and ... 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

Swimmers' Itch

Swimmers' Itch

Certain parasites that live on waterfowl and freshwater snails cause an itchy rash known as swimmer's itch or cercarial dermatitis. These parasites are usually released into the water, especially in calm freshwater lakes or ponds, on warm and sunny days. These parasites may burrow into the skin of someone who is swimming, where they cause the rash of swimmer's itch. However, they die soon because the human body isn't a ... more

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is an uncommon, chronic condition often affecting the arm or leg. It rarely affects other parts of the body. This condition is marked by intense burning or aching pain. Additionally, a person might experience swelling, altered temperature, skin discoloration, abnormal sweating and hypersensitivity in the affected area. Until now, it is not understood why complex regional pain syndrome happen, even ... more

Cancer

Cancer

A large number of diseases in which abnormal cells develop that have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue and divide uncontrollably are called cancer. Cancer can spread through the body.   Worldwide, cancer is one of the leading causes of death, but thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment, survival rates are improving for many types of cancer. ... 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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