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Sacral dimple

Sacral dimple

Present at birth, a sacral dimple, also called pilonidal dimple, is an indentation in the skin on the lower back, usually found just above the crease between the buttocks. In some cases, a sacral dimple could be accompanied by increased hair growth in this area. In most cases, a sacral dimple is small and shallow.   Most sacral dimples don't require treatment because they are harmless. In some rare cases, a serious underlying ... more

Male Infertility

Male Infertility

An estimated 10 to 15% of couples are classified as infertile, meaning that they've been trying to get pregnant with unprotected, frequent intercourse for at least a year without success.   Male infertility is the factor in about half the cases. Exposure to certain environmental factors, general health and lifestyle issues, impaired delivery of sperm and abnormal sperm production or function are included in the causes of ... more

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma

The cancer that begins in the retina, which is the sensitive lining on the inside of the eye, is called retinoblastoma. This cancer rarely occurs in adults, and it most commonly affects young children. Nerve tissue that senses light as it comes through the front of the eye makes up the retina. In the brain, signals are interpreted as images after the retina sends these signals through the optic nerve to the brain. Retinoblastoma is the ... more

Morphea (Circumscribed Scleroderma)

Morphea (Circumscribed Scleroderma)

The skin condition that causes purplish or reddish patches on one's skin is called morphea.  In general, morphea affects women more than men, though it occurs in all age groups and in both sexes. It usually appears on the arms, legs and torso. Scleroderma is a condition that can cause a wide variety of problems, from skin discoloration to internal organ damage. Morphea is a localized form of scleroderma. With no damage to the ... more

Body dysmorphic disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder, also called imagined ugliness, is a chronic mental condition typically characterized by constant thinking about a fault in appearance — a flaw that is either minor or that the person imagines. Someone with this disorder imagines him/herself looking very shameful and embarrassing to the extent that they don't want to be seen by anyone. A person with body dysmorphic disorder usually spends many hours ... 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

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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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