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Nightmares

Nightmares

Nightmares are frightening dreams linked with fear, terror, or anxiety and they seem real, often becoming more frightening as the dream reveals. Nightmares are usually nothing to worry about, but they might become a problem if people experience them frequently, causing them to fear going to sleep or keeping them from sleeping well.   Nightmares are common and they start in childhood then decrease after the age of ten; however, ... more

Norovirus Infection

Norovirus Infection

In hospitals, nursing homes or other closed and crowded environments, norovirus infections are a major cause of gastrointestinal illness. Severe diarrhea and vomiting may be caused by this infection. In most cases, within 24 to 48 hours of exposure to the virus, people begin experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea and begin to vomit. Although in some cases vomiting and diarrhea may be extremely dehydrating and require medical attention, ... more

Umbilical hernia

Umbilical hernia

Umbilical hernia is a common and usually harmless condition, in which a baby’s bellybutton sticks out when he/she cries.   In case there’s a weak spot in the abdominal muscles of a baby and part of the intestine sticks out through it, umbilical hernia occurs. Although this condition may affect adults, but it’s most common in infants.    By the age of 1, most umbilical hernias close on their ... more

Sweet syndrome

Sweet syndrome

The uncommon skin condition that is characterized by fever and painful skin lesions that appear mainly on the face, neck, arms and back is known as Sweet syndrome, or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. This syndrome may affect infants, men and older adults, but it is most common in middle-aged women. In some cases, Sweet syndrome may be caused by an infection, illness or certain medications, while in other cases cancer or another ... more

Meniere's Disease (Endolymphic Hydrops)

Meniere's Disease (Endolymphic Hydrops)

A disorder of the inner ear that causes abnormal sensory perceptions including hearing loss usually in one ear, a sensation of a spinning motion (vertigo), ringing in the same ear (tinnitus) and fullness or pressure in the same ear, is called Meniere's disease.   Meniere's disease is more likely to develop in people in their 40s and 50s than people in other age groups. ... more

Acne

Acne

Because acne usually occurs in teenagers, it is probable that hormones play a role in its development. However, this doesn't mean that only teenagers develop acne. Some adult women experience mild to moderate acne because of hormonal changes associated with their menstrual cycles, starting or stopping birth control pills or pregnancy. Also called pimples, zits and blemishes, acne can be distressing and annoyingly persistent. Acne ... 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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