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De Quervain's tenosynovitis

De Quervain's tenosynovitis

  Daily activities and leisure ones like gardening, playing music, knitting and cooking can be entertaining unless they cause pain in the wrist and hand. This condition is called de Quervain's tenosynovitis.   If someone has de Quervain's tenosynovitis, the sheath of tendons on the thumb side of the wrist becomes inflamed or swollen, limiting the movement of the tendons. This will result in pain and discomfort ... more

Bedbugs

Bedbugs

Bedbugs are tiny six-legged insects that hide during the day and feast on a person's blood at night. The common bedbug is a reddish-brown insect that doesn’t grow much longer than 0.5 centimeters (about 0.2 inches). To keep someone's blood flowing as they suck, these bedbugs inject an anticoagulant along with a numbing agent in order to keep the person from feeling them when they’re at work. Even though bedbugs can ... more

Horner Syndrome

Horner Syndrome

When the nerves that travel from the brain to the eyes and face are damaged, a rare disorder known as Horner syndrome occurs. Usually, only one side of the face is affected by Horner syndrome. A drooping eyelid, decreased eye pupil size and decreased sweating on the affected side of the face are some of the characteristics of this syndrome. Horner syndrome is a sign of another medical problem, such as a tumor, spinal cord injury or ... more

Ectropion

Ectropion

When one of the eyelids, usually the lower one, turns out and leaves the inner eyelid surface exposed and prone to irritation, a condition called ectropion results.   Usually, this condition occurs in older people, and it affects men more than women. In some severe cases, the entire length of the eyelid could be turned out. However, when the condition is not so severe, only one segment of the eyelid sags away from the ... more

Female sexual dysfunction

Female sexual dysfunction

About 4 in 10 women, at some point in their lives feel that their body is unresponsive during intercourse or they’re just not interested.   A woman probably has female sexual dysfunction in case she has persistent or recurrent problems with sexual response and these problems are making her distressed or straining her relationship with her partner.   There are many possible symptoms and causes of female sexual ... more

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal dryness

Though inadequate vaginal lubrication could occur at any age, but this problem is a common one for women during and after menopause. Vaginal dryness makes intercourse uncomfortable. Itching and stinging around the vaginal opening and in the lower third of the vagina are included in symptoms of vaginal dryness. The vaginal walls are always coated with a thin layer of moisture. The amount and consistency of this moisture is affected by hormonal ... 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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