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Baker's cyst

Baker's cyst

In this condition a person experiences a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind the knee, which gets worse when they fully extend their knee, or when they’re active. A problem with the knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear could result in a Baker’s cyst. Both of these conditions will cause the knee to produce too much fluid, leading to a Baker’s cyst. Also called a popliteal cyst, every one in five people ... 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

Soy Allergy

Soy Allergy

One of the foods that frequently cause allergies in children is soy, a product of soybeans. Usually, a reaction to a soy-based infant formula is how soy allergy starts. Soy allergy may persist, and is becoming more common in adults, but usually, by the age of 3 most children outgrow their allergy. Even though in some rare cases a life-threatening allergic reaction called an anaphylaxis may be caused by soy allergy, but usually, the signs ... more

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis (a common childhood disease) is a viral or bacterial infection of the tonsils, causing them to swell and become painful. Viral infections are more common and treated with over the counter medications of sore throat. Antibiotics are needed when bacterial infections occur, which are less common. Previously, surgical removal (tonsillectomy) was the common treatment for tonsillitis recurrences; but nowadays, it is the last ... more

Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive gambling is the person’s unmanageable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on their life. In case someone is having a tendency to compulsive gambling, they might constantly chase bets, might lie or hide their behavior, and might resort to theft or fraud to support their addiction. Compulsive gambling is a serious condition that can to destroy lives. Though treating this condition could be challenging, ... more

Vaginal cancer

Vaginal cancer

Connecting a woman’s uterus with her outer genitals, the vagina is a muscular tube. Vaginal cancer is a rare form of cancer that usually occurs in the cells that line the surface of the vagina, which is called the birth canal sometimes. Primary vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that starts in the vagina, while various cancers spreading to the vagina from other places in the body are more common. Only 2 to 3 % of gynecologic cancers are ... 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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