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Sore Throat

Sore Throat

Medically known as pharyngitis, a sore throat is usually caused by a viral infection such as a cold or the flu. Painful swallowing and dry scratchiness are the hallmarks of a sore throat. Sometimes, the first indication that a person is getting sick may be a sore throat. A sore throat is usually caused by a virus that goes away on its own. In some rare cases, a bacterial infection may be the cause of sore throat, which requires medical care ... more

Testicular Torsion

Testicular Torsion

The spermatic cord provides blood flow to the testicle. When a testicle rotates on this cord, a condition called testicular torsion occurs, causing intense pain and swelling. Although males at all ages, even infants and newborns, are susceptible to testicular torsion, but its risks are higher in those below the age of 25.   Emergency treatment is needed in the case of testicular torsion, because early treatment might save the ... more

Esophageal Spasms

Esophageal Spasms

One form of esophageal spasm occurs when someone takes a huge gulp of a cold, carbonated beverage and they suddenly experience a severe pain in their mid-chest, which lets up after a couple of seconds. In some cases, esophageal spasms could cause chronic swallowing problems and pain.   Esophageal spasms, which could be quite painful, are an uncoordinated series of muscle contractions that prevent food from traveling properly ... more

Insomnia

Insomnia

One of the most common medical complaints is of one not being able to either fall asleep or stay asleep, and this condition is known as insomnia. One is often awaken feeling unrefreshed when suffering from insomnia, which takes a toll on one’s ability to function during the day. Insomnia can not only affect one’s energy level and mood, but also one’s health, quality of life and work performance as well. How much sleep one ... more

Alcoholism

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a chronic disease that makes a person’s body dependent on alcohol. Despite the fact that drinking will end up causing serious problems with the person’s health, work, finances and relationships, however, they won’t be able to control how much they drink. Alcoholism is a treatable disease, unlike what most people believe. To help a person recover from alcoholism there are medications, counseling and self-help ... more

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness, which is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdofreri. The disease could be harbored and spread by deer ticks, which feed on the blood of animals and humans. The signs and symptoms of this disease range from fever, chills, body aches, rash to weakness, joint swelling and even temporary paralysis. The ticks that carry this disease breed in grassy and heavily wooded areas. In case someone lives or ... 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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Samir Moussa M.D.

Samir Moussa M.D. ENT Specialist

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