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Behcet's disease

Behcet's disease

Also called Behcet’s syndrome, Behcet’s disease is a rare disorder that causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels throughout the body, leading to a variety of symptoms that may initially seem unrelated. Generally, the signs and symptoms of Behcet’s disease vary from one person to another and could come and go on their own. Some of these symptoms are skin rashes and lesions, genital sores and mouth sores. The ... more

Lichen nitidus

Lichen nitidus

Lichen nitidus consists of tiny, skin-colored bumps (papules) that usually appear in clusters on the surface of the skin, particularly on the trunk and upper extremities. It is rare and noncancerous. Its exact cause is still not known.   Usually, lichen nitidus affects children and young adults, but it could develop in anyone. Though this condition is annoying, but it is harmless. Over time, lichen nitidus usually disappears, ... more

Yellow fever

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a hemorrhagic fever. It is caused by a virus that spreads through a particular species of mosquito. It’s most common in the regions of Africa and south America, where it affects travelers to and residents of these regions.   Yellow fever causes fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, in its mild cases. Becoming more serious, yellow fever may cause bleeding (hemorrhaging), heart, liver and kidney problems. ... more

Uterine polyps

Uterine polyps

Uterine polyps are usually the result of the overgrowth of cells in the lining of the uterus (endometrium). The growths that are attached to the inner wall of the uterus and that protrude into the uterine cavity are known as uterine polyps. These polyps attach to the wall of the uterine by a thin stalk or a large base. The size of a polyp may range from just a few millimeters to several centimeters. A person may develop one uterine polyp, or ... more

Anemia

Anemia

If a person has anemia, they probably feel tired a lot due to the deficiency of red blood cells that carry oxygen to the tissues. Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can be mild or severe. There are many kinds of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia might be a sign of serious illnesses, so the doctor should be consulted in case a person suspects that they have anemia. Some types of anemia could be prevented by eating a ... more

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which one or more areas in the spine become narrowed. This condition usually occurs in the upper or lower back. The spinal cord or the nerves that branch out from the compressed areas may be pressurized due to this narrowing. Problems with bladder or bowel function, a loss of sensation in the extremities, or cramping, pain or numbness in the neck, shoulders, back, arms or legs may be caused by spinal ... 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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