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Heatstroke

Heatstroke

When someone's body temperature reaches 40 C (104 F) or higher, heatstroke occurs, which is a life-threatening condition. Strenuous physical activity, high environmental temperatures or other conditions that raise the body temperature could end up causing heatstroke. Despite the cause of heatstroke, to prevent brain damage, organ failure or death, immediate medical attention will be needed. Heatstroke is the escalation of two other ... more

Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive gambling is the person’s unmanageable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on their life. In case someone is having a tendency to compulsive gambling, they might constantly chase bets, might lie or hide their behavior, and might resort to theft or fraud to support their addiction. Compulsive gambling is a serious condition that can to destroy lives. Though treating this condition could be challenging, ... more

Long QT Syndrome

Long QT Syndrome

Long QT syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that could potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. A person could faint due to the rapid heartbeats that are caused by changes in the part of the heart that causes it to beat. Sometimes, the heart rhythm could beat so erratically that it could cause sudden death. People may be born with a genetic mutation that put them at risk of long QT syndrome. Also, long QT syndrome could be caused by ... more

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever

The illness that causes a high fever, a rash that covers most of the body and the strawberry-like appearance of the tongue is called scarlet fever or scarlatina. One form of a common bacterial infection known as strep throat is the most common cause of scarlet fever. A sore throat and other signs and symptoms of a typical strep throat infection always accompany scarlet fever.   In the past, scarlet fever was considered a serious ... more

Limited Scleroderma (CREST Syndrome)

Limited Scleroderma (CREST Syndrome)

Scleroderma is a condition that literally means "hardened skin". Limited scleroderma, which is also called CREST syndrome, is one of the subtypes of scleroderma. Limited scleroderma could affect the digestive tract and cause serious heart and lung disorders, but the skin changes that are associated with it occur only in the lower arms and legs, and in some cases, on the throat and face. In some cases, CREST syndrome could ... more

Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly)

Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly)

Just below the rib cage on the left side, there’s the spleen, which is a small organ, usually about the size of a fist. A number of conditions could cause the spleen to enlarge (splenomegaly), such as infections, liver disease or some cancers.   An enlarged spleen is usually discovered during a routine physical exam, and most people don’t even have signs or symptoms. The cause of an enlarged spleen could be ... 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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