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Legionnaires' disease

Legionnaires' disease

Caused by a bacterium known as legionella, Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia.   Inhaling the bacteria causes this disease. People can't catch Legionnaires' disease from person-to-person contact. People who are especially susceptible to this disease include smokers, older adults and people with weakened immune systems.   Pontiac fever, which is a milder illness that resembles the flu, ... more

Endocarditis

Endocarditis

The inside of a heart has four chambers and four valves lined by a thin membrane called endocardium. The infection of this inner lining is called endocarditis.   When bacteria or other germs from another part of the body, such as the mouth, spread through the bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in the heart, endocarditis occurs. This condition can damage or destroy the heart valves, which could be life-threatening. ... more

Black, hairy tongue

Black, hairy tongue

Black, hairy tongue is a short-lasting, benign oral illness that gives a person's tongue a dark, furry aspect. This look of black and hairy tongue is usually attributed to overgrowth of mouth bacteria. Though the look might be appalling, it doesn’t cause health problems. Without medical treatment, this condition usually resolves by ... more

Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

One of the most common cancers that affect a woman's reproductive organs is cervical cancer. Most cases of cervical cancer are partly caused by the various strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually transmitted infection. A woman's immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm when she’s exposed to HPV. But in some cases, before the virus eventually converts some cells on the surface of the ... more

Post-Polio Syndrome

Post-Polio Syndrome

Some people who experience polio when they are young might have post-polio syndrome (PPS) after years. Polio was once considered to be the most dangerous disease causing paralysis and even death. Soon after polio reached its peak in the early 1950s, the inactivated polio vaccine was introduced and greatly decreased polio’s spread. Nowadays, paralytic polio occurs in few people in developed countries, and it's because of polio ... more

Knee Bursitis

Knee Bursitis

Located near the knee joint is the bursa, which is a small fluid-filled, pad-like sac that reduces friction and cushions pressure points between the bones and the tendons and muscles near the joints. Knee bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa.   Each knee has 11 bursae. Knee bursitis most commonly occurs over the kneecap or on the inner side of the knee below the joint, despite the fact that any of the bursae could become ... 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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