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Testicular Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer infects the testicles (testes), which produce the male sex hormones and sperm for reproduction; they are positioned in a loose skin bag underneath the penis called the scrotum. Testicular cancer is relatively rare, but is the most common one in males between 15 and 34 years old in some countries.   Periodic self-examinations can help in the early identification of testicular cancer when the success rate of the ... more

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that arises in the lymphatic system, which is the disease-fighting network spread throughout the body. In this disease, tumors develop from a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is five times more common than the other general type of lymphoma or Hodgkin’s disease. However, the earlier the diagnosis, the greater the chance for a successful treatment of this ... more

Cardiogenic shock

Cardiogenic shock

The condition in which the heart suddenly can't pump blood to meet the body's needs is called cardiogenic shock. A severe heart attack is usually the cause of cardiogenic shock.   If not treated right away, cardiogenic shock is often fatal, though it is a rare condition. And about half the people who develop cardiogenic shock survive if treated immediately. ... more

Broken Heart Syndrome

Broken Heart Syndrome

Stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one may bring on a temporary heart condition known as broken heart syndrome. This condition causes sudden chest pain, making the person think that they’re having a heart attack. The rush of stress hormones causes the symptoms of this condition. Broken heart syndrome causes cardiomyopathy, which is the temporary enlargement of a part of the heart. This condition is also called ... more

Nicotine dependence

Nicotine dependence

Nicotine dependence is an addiction to tobacco products caused by the drug nicotine. It means that people cannot stop using the substance which is nicotine even though it is harming them. Smoke from cigarettes, cigars and pipes contain thousands of chemicals including nicotine which is also contained in smokeless tobacco.   Nicotine produces physical and mood changing effects in the brain that are temporarily pleasing, and these ... more

Sty (Hordeolum)

Sty (Hordeolum)

The red and painful lump that occurs on the edge or inside of the eyelid is called a sty or hordeolum. In most cases, a sty is filled with pus, making it look like a pimple or boil. As the sty becomes larger in size, the person won't be able to fully open their eye, making it difficult to see clearly. A condition called blepharitis, generalized inflammation of the eyelid, may occur in case more than one sty occurs at a time. Simple ... 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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