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Norovirus Infection

Norovirus Infection

In hospitals, nursing homes or other closed and crowded environments, norovirus infections are a major cause of gastrointestinal illness. Severe diarrhea and vomiting may be caused by this infection. In most cases, within 24 to 48 hours of exposure to the virus, people begin experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea and begin to vomit. Although in some cases vomiting and diarrhea may be extremely dehydrating and require medical attention, ... more

Jellyfish sting

Jellyfish sting

Jellyfish stings are a common problem to divers and swimmers. Jellyfish are found in all of the world's oceans with trailing tentacles that contain thousands of tiny barbed stingers; their stings could range from mild to severe. Some jellyfish are harmless to humans, while others are very poisonous and even the smallest stings could cause severe pain and irritation. Even though some types of jellyfish stings could be more severe and ... more

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

This disease occurs when the blood vessels or the nerves passing through the thoracic outlet, which is the space between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib, become compressed, resulting in a group of disorders characterized by numbness of fingers and pain in the shoulders and neck.   Sometimes it is not possible to identify the exact cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, but it can by repetitive injuries as result of ... more

Bradycardia

Bradycardia

The condition in which someone has a slower than normal heart rate is called bradycardia. In an adult at rest, the normal heart rate is between 60 to 100 beats every minute. The heart beats are less than 60 times a minute if a person has this condition. Although in some people bradycardia doesn’t cause any symptoms or complications, but if the heart doesn’t pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body, bradycardia could be a ... more

Dementia

Dementia

There’s no specific disease called dementia; rather, there is a group of symptoms that describe as affecting intellectual and social abilities harshly enough to hamper daily performance. Conditions or changes in the brain cause dementia and there are different types of dementia depending on the cause. Alzheimer is the most common type.   Memory loss is usually connected with dementia, but memory loss alone doesn’t ... more

Brucellosis

Brucellosis

Also called undulant fever or Mediterranean fever, brucellosis is a serious bacterial disease that causes fever, joint pain and fatigue. The bacteria called brucella cause brucellosis, which spread from animals to people, usually through unpasteurized milk, cheese and other dairy products. This disease affects hundreds of thousands of people and animals each year in Mediterranean countries and other areas. The bacteria can spread ... 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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