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Cavities/tooth decay

Cavities/tooth decay

The decayed areas of the teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes are called cavities. A combination of factors that include not cleaning the teeth well, sipping sugary drinks and frequent snacking, is the cause of these cavities, which are called tooth decay or caries.   One of the most common health problems around the world is cavities and tooth decay. Anyone who has teeth can get cavities, including infants and older ... more

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

A serious complication of diabetes is called diabetic ketoacidosis, which develops when there’s too little insulin in a person’s body. Sugar (glucose) can’t enter the cells for energy without enough insulin, resulting in the body’s breaking down fat for energy. Toxic acids known as ketones results from this process. Loss of consciousness may result if diabetic ketoacidosis is left untreated, and eventually, it may be ... more

Giant cell arteritis

Giant cell arteritis

The inflammation of the lining of the arteritis, the blood vessels that transport oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body, is called giant cell arteritis (GCA). Arteries of the head, especially those of the temples are the ones that are usually affected. That’s why giant cell arteritis is sometimes called temporal arteritis or cranial arteritis.   Usually, jaw pain, blurred or double vision and headaches ... more

Brugada Syndrome

Brugada Syndrome

Brugada syndrome, a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder, is usually an inherited condition. This disease is characterized by a specific abnormal heartbeat, which is detected by an electrocardiogram test, called a Brugada sign. In some people, Brugada syndrome causes dangerous irregular heart rhythms, which can cause sudden cardiac arrest or fainting. However, in others, it doesn’t cause any signs or symptoms, so that ... more

Chemo Brain

Chemo Brain

To describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment, cancer survivors use the common term "chemo brain", which may be called cognitive dysfunction, cognitive changes or chemo fog as well. The term chemo brain is misleading, despite the fact that it is a widely used term. Whether or not memory and concentration problems in cancer survivors are caused by chemotherapy is not understood yet. Doctors are ... more

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

The rare autoimmune disorder that causes signs and symptoms of several other connective tissue diseases is called mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). Features of three other diseases; scleroderma, polymyositis and lupus, are experienced by people with mixed connective tissue disease. That's why sometimes they refer to mixed connective tissue disease as an overlap disease. The signs and symptoms of these three other diseases ... 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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