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Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis, usually caused by a virus, is a common infection of the lungs’ airways. This condition typically occurs during the fall and winter months, and it most frequently occurs in infants between the ages of 3 and 6 months. Although this condition starts with symptoms that are similar to those of a common cold, it later progresses to wheezing and coughing. The symptoms of bronchiolitis usually last about a week and then ... more

Bursitis

Bursitis

Bursitis, which is a painful inflammation, could develop when someone overuses or repetitively stresses their body’s joints. There are more than 150 small and fluid-filled sacs called bursae that lubricate and cushion the pressure points between the bones and the tendons and muscles near the joints. These bursae help the joints to move with ease. When a bursa becomes inflamed making movement or pressure painful, bursitis ... more

Rectovaginal fistula

Rectovaginal fistula

When there's an abnormal connection between the lower portion of the large intestine, which is the rectum, and the vagina, a condition that is called rectovaginal fistula occurs. Gas or stool might pass through the vagina because contents of the bowel can leak from the fistula.   The result of some conditions such as a complication following surgery, injury during childbirth, cancer or inflammatory bowel disease, such as ... more

Latex allergy

Latex allergy

Latex is a product that is manufactured from a milky fluid derived from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis), which is found in Africa and Southeast Asia. Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins that are found in natural rubber latex. In case someone has a latex allergy, their body will mistake latex for a harmful substance.   Allergic reactions could be caused by latex allergy, which range from a runny nose or sneezing ... more

Keratoconus

Keratoconus

When the clear dome-shaped surface of the eye, the cornea, thins out and starts to form cone-shaped bulge in the front of the eye, keratoconus occurs. A cone-shaped cornea causes headaches from eyestrain, blurred vision and may cause increased sensitivity to light and glare.   Usually, keratoconus begins during puberty or late teens, and then progresses over about 10 years. This disease usually affects both ... more

Hydrocele

Hydrocele

A hydrocele is a fluid-filled sac surrounding a testicle that results in swelling of the scrotum, the loose bag of skin underneath the penis. Hydrocele is present at birth in about 1 in every 10 male infants; however, within the first year of life, this condition usually disappears without treatment. Because of inflammation or injury within the scrotum, men that are older than 40 could also develop hydrocele. In most cases, hydroceles ... 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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