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Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)

Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)

The intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal cramps, and occasionally fever is called viral gastroenteritis or stomach flu. Ingesting contaminated food or water; and coming into contact with an infected person are the two most common ways of developing viral gastroenteritis. A person will recover without any complications in case he/she is otherwise healthy. However, the condition could be deadly for older ... more

Gingivitis

Gingivitis

A very common and mild form of gum (periodontal) disease is called gingivitis, which causes swelling and inflammation of the gums. Someone may not be aware that they have gingivitis if their condition is mild. However, because this condition could lead to much more serious gum diseases, they should take gingivitis seriously and get it treated.   It is possible that someone may have gingivitis in case their gums are swollen and ... more

Morton's Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma

The noncancerous (benign) growth of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of the body is called a neuroma. When it occurs in a nerve in the foot, often between the third and fourth toes, it is called Morton’s neuroma, plantar neuroma or intermatatarsal neuroma. A thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes is involved in this condition. It causes a sharp, burning pain in the ball of the foot. The toes ... more

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

When a person feels stiffness and pain in their shoulder joint, it means that they have a condition called frozen shoulder, which is also known as adhesive capsulitis. The signs and symptoms of this condition begin gradually and worsen over time, then heal. This process usually takes two years.   In case someone has had their arm in a sling for several weeks, or if they've had surgery in which their arm was immobilized for a ... more

Endometriosis

Endometriosis

This condition is a disorder of the female reproductive system, in which the endometrium that usually lines the uterus grows in other places as well. Usually, the growth is on the fallopian tubes, ovaries or the tissue lining the pelvis.   The endometrial tissue, when located elsewhere in the body, continues to act as it normally would during menstrual cycle; it thickens, breaks down and bleeds each month. However, this blood ... more

Milia

Milia

Milia are the complexion problem in which tiny white bumps appear across the baby's nose and chin. Those tiny white bumps are most common among newborns, despite the fact that milia can develop at any age. As a matter of fact, about half of all babies develop milia. To prevent milia, there is little someone can do. The best treatment is usually none at all if the baby has ... 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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