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Rebound Headaches

Rebound Headaches

In the case of occasional headaches, pain relievers may offer quick relief. However, a person may be contributing to their headaches rather than easing them if he/she takes pain medication more than two or three days a week. Rebound headache or medication overuse headache are two names of this cycle.   When taking too much headache medication; more than the doctor prescribes or the label instructs, the cycle starts. ... more

Kidney infection

Kidney infection

A specific type of urinary tract infection that starts in the urethra or bladder and travels up into the kidneys is called pyelonephritis, or kidney infection. The kidneys could be permanently damaged by this infection or it may spread to the bloodstream and cause a life-threatening infection if it is not treated promptly.   The typical treatment for kidney infection is antibiotics. In most cases, hospitalization is required. ... more

Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is the outcome of nerve damage, which causes numbness and pain in the hands and feet. This pain is usually described as burning or tingling. Though diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy, but it can also be caused by infections, exposure to toxins, traumatic injuries and metabolic problems. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy usually get better with time, particularly when it is the outcome of ... more

Epidermoid Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts)

Epidermoid Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts)

The small bumps that develop just beneath the skin on the face, neck, trunk and sometimes the genital area are called epidermoid cysts, which are painless and slow-growing. Even though epidermoid cysts are usually referred to as sebaceous cysts, however, real sebaceous cysts are much less common than epidermoid cysts.   Epidermoid cysts are surgically removed when they rupture, become infected, or if they’re a cosmetic ... more

Gout

Gout

Gout, also known as gouty arthritis, is a form of arthritis that is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints. If someone has gout, their big toe may feel hot, swollen and so tender that even the slightest weight on it may seem intolerable.   Gout is a complex disorder that can affect anyone. Although women become increasingly susceptible to it after menopause, but in general, men are more ... more

Knee pain

Knee pain

The cause of knee pain could be either an injury such as a torn cartilage or a ruptured ligament, or it could be certain medical conditions, such as infection, arthritis and gout. Knee pain is a common reason that people visit their doctors or the emergency room.   Although some serious knee injuries such as a ruptured ligament or tendon usually require surgical repair, however, most relatively minor cases of knee pain respond ... 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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