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High Blood Cholesterol

High Blood Cholesterol

There's cholesterol in every cell in the body. The body uses this cholesterol to build healthy cells and some vital hormones. One may develop fatty deposits in their blood vessels in case they have high cholesterol. These deposits will eventually make it difficult for enough blood to flow through the arteries. The risk of a heart attack will increase the heart doesn't get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs. A stroke could ... more

Bone cancer

Bone cancer

Bone cancer is one of the rare types of cancer. This cancer originates in the bone. More than adults, this cancer affects children.  Primary bone cancer’s most common forms are: Osteosarcoma: This type usually occurs in the growing bone tissue, and it usually occurs in children, adolescents and young adults, between the ages of ten and twenty. Chondrosarcoma: This type is more common in people over 50 years ... more

Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures

The tiny cracks in a bone are called stress fractures and are caused when force is repeatedly applied, usually by overuse, such as running long distances or repeatedly jumping up and down. Additionally, when a normal bone has been weakened by osteoporosis or other conditions, stress fractures may also result. The weight-bearing bones of the lower leg and foot are the bones that develop stress fractures most commonly. Stress fractures may ... more

Insomnia

Insomnia

One of the most common medical complaints is of one not being able to either fall asleep or stay asleep, and this condition is known as insomnia. One is often awaken feeling unrefreshed when suffering from insomnia, which takes a toll on one’s ability to function during the day. Insomnia can not only affect one’s energy level and mood, but also one’s health, quality of life and work performance as well. How much sleep one ... more

Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids

Also called leiomyomas, fibromyomas or myomas, uterine fibroids are noncancerous, don't increase a person's chances of developing uterine cancer and almost never turn cancerous. They usually appear during the childbearing years of a woman. Women usually aren't aware that they have uterine fibroids because this condition usually doesn't cause any signs or symptoms. Almost three out of four women will have uterine fibroids at ... more

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy

The group of inherited muscle diseases in which muscle fibers are unusually susceptible to damage is called muscular dystrophy (MD). Progressively, muscles, mainly voluntary ones, become weaker. Muscle fibers are often replaced by fat and connective tissue in the late stages of muscular dystrophy. Some types of muscular dystrophy affect heart muscles, other organs and other involuntary muscles. Genetic deficiency of the muscle protein ... 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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