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Tension Headache

Tension Headache

Medically known as tension-type headache, it is one of the most common types of headache, but its causes are not yet identified precisely. Generally, it is a mild to moderate distributed pain, which gives the feeling of a tight band around the head, as per the testimony of many patients.   Judging by the nature of the pain, one can assume that muscle contractions are the cause of the pain, but experts disagree with this opinion. ... more

Bee stings

Bee stings

Bee stings in most cases are just annoying, and pain and swelling go away quickly. In most cases, to ease the pain of bee stings, home treatment is all that’s necessary. However, someone may have a more serious reaction that requires emergency treatment if they get stung multiple times or if they're allergic to bee stings. A person should learn how to treat them if they get stung, and take the steps necessary to avoid ... more

Orchitis

Orchitis

Most commonly associated with the virus that causes mumps, orchitis is the condition in which one or both of the testicles become inflamed. This condition is developed in at least one-third of males contracting mumps after puberty. Usually, other causes of orchitis include bacterial, including sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia.   Bacterial orchitis is usually caused by epididymitis, which is ... more

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

Anemia

Anemia

If a person has anemia, they probably feel tired a lot due to the deficiency of red blood cells that carry oxygen to the tissues. Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can be mild or severe. There are many kinds of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia might be a sign of serious illnesses, so the doctor should be consulted in case a person suspects that they have anemia. Some types of anemia could be prevented by eating a ... more

Body lice

Body lice

The very small, wingless, parasitic insects that may be found on someone's body and in the lines and folds of their clothing are known as body lice. Though all lice are similar, body lice are different from head and pubic lice. Body lice feed mainly on blood, causing symptoms like itching. In places where people live in unhygienic and crowded conditions, body lice are very common. Lice are easily spread among people by close contact ... 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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