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Ganglion cysts

Ganglion cysts

Ganglion cysts are noncancerous fluid-filled lumps or cysts that mostly develop along the tendons or joints of the wrists, hands or feet. These cysts could develop either suddenly or gradually over time. Unfortunately, the exact cause of a ganglion cyst is still not known.   Mostly, ganglion cysts require no treatment, cause no pain and go away on their own. In case someone needs treatment because of pain, interference with ... more

Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension)

Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension)

The type of low blood pressure that occurs when someone stands up from sitting or lying down in called postural or orthostatic hypotension. A person may feel dizzy or lightheaded, and maybe even faint if he/she has this type of hypotension.    Although Orthostatic hypotension more commonly occurs in older adults, but it can occur in anyone. This condition is usually a mild one, lasting for a few seconds to a few minutes at ... more

Broken Nose

Broken Nose

A break or crack in a bone of the nose is known as a nasal fracture or a broken nose. It usually occurs in the bone over the bridge of the nose. Motor vehicle accidents that result in facial trauma, physical fights, falls and contact sports are the most common causes of a broken nose. Pain, swelling and bruising around the nose and under the eyes are some of the signs and symptoms of this condition. Additionally, breathing may become ... more

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Severe physical reactions are triggered in an episode of panic attack, which is an episode of sudden, intense fear for no apparent reason and can be very frightening. In a panic attack, one can think he/she is losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. One may have a panic attack or two in his/her lifetime. The case transforms to what is called panic disorder when one is frequently experiencing panic attacks, and this is a type of ... more

Acute kidney failure

Acute kidney failure

When a kidney suddenly loses the ability of performing its main function, filtering and eliminating excess fluid and electrolytes as well as waste material from the blood, acute kidney failure occurs. In this case, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and waste compile in the body.   This failure is most common in people who are already hospitalized, particularly people who need intensive care. This condition usually occurs ... more

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Taking gonadotropins, which are hormonal medications that stimulate the production of eggs in a woman’s ovaries, may result in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Irregular ovulation or infertility may be treated with these prescription injectable fertility medications. The ovaries become swollen and painful in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.   A mild type of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome that disappears after ... 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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