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Hemangioma

Hemangioma

Also known as a strawberry hemangioma, a hemangioma is a birthmark that appears as a bright red patch or a nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. Birthmarks come in all shapes and sizes. Usually, a hemangioma grows during the first year of life and then recedes over time. It isn't associated with other medical conditions, and is usually benign. A child who had a hemangioma in infancy, by the age of 10 will have a little visible ... more

Rabies

Rabies

The saliva of infected animals can spread a deadly virus to people called rabies that is usually transmitted through a bite.   Foxes, skunks, bats, rats, coyotes and raccoons are the animals that are most likely to transmit rabies. Rabies is most likely to be spread to people by stray dogs in developing countries of Southeast Asia and Africa.   Vaccines are given to any person who may have a risk of contracting ... more

Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome

The severe, genetic disorder that affects the way in which the brain develops is called Rett syndrome. This syndrome produces symptoms similar to those of autism and it occurs almost exclusively in girls. At first, most babies with Rett syndrome develop normally; however, by the time they reach 18 months of age, their progress often slows. A child’s ability to walk, chew, use their hands, speak and even breathe may be affected over ... more

Bird flu (avian influenza)

Bird flu (avian influenza)

Hundreds of millions of wild and domestic birds along with a small number of people died due to bird flu. However, now it’s difficult for people to get this disease. Most cases of people having bird flu symptoms had close contact with sick birds. Yet, a few cases passed from one person to another. Health officials worry that a major bird flu crisis might occur to humans if the virus— H5N1 —changes into a more easy-spreading ... more

Wilson's Disease

Wilson's Disease

Wilson’s disease is a genetic disorder that causes much copper to accumulate in a person’s liver, brain and other important organs. The disease can appear in different ways and forms. Still, it could be silent for a long time. Copper is an important element in the development of healthy nerves, bones, collagen and the skin pigment melanin. Copper is absorbed normally from food and any extra amount is eliminated through bile; a ... more

Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol Poisoning

In case a person consumes large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time they will get alcohol poisoning, which is a serious and sometimes even deadly condition. When someone drinks too much too quickly their heart rate may be affected, their breathing and gag reflex and it could potentially lead to coma and death. The main cause of alcohol poisoning is binge drinking, which is when a person drowns five or more drinks in a row. It can ... 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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