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Water on the Knee

Water on the Knee

The generally used term to describe the excess fluid that accumulates in or around the knee joint is water on the knee, which could be the result of overuse injuries, trauma or an underlying disease or condition. The water on the knee can also be referred to as “effusion”.   A person’s mobility doesn’t have to be limited because of the pain and swelling associated with water on the knee. To help keep ... more

Bird flu (avian influenza)

Bird flu (avian influenza)

Hundreds of millions of wild and domestic birds along with a small number of people died due to bird flu. However, now it’s difficult for people to get this disease. Most cases of people having bird flu symptoms had close contact with sick birds. Yet, a few cases passed from one person to another. Health officials worry that a major bird flu crisis might occur to humans if the virus— H5N1 —changes into a more easy-spreading ... more

Broken Ankle - Broken Foot

Broken Ankle - Broken Foot

This is a relatively common condition, because there are more than two dozen bones in each foot and three bones in each of the ankle joints, which take a pounding every time a person walks across a room, plays a game of basketball, or runs for a bus. Because fractures can range from tiny cracks in the bones to shattering breaks that pierce the skin, the seriousness of a broken ankle or broken foot varies. The treatment for a broken ... more

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

The reddish, purplish or pink indented streaks that usually appear on the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, breasts and buttocks are known as stretch marks or striae. In pregnant women, especially during the last half of pregnancy, stretch marks are quite common. Stretch marks are not serious and go away over time, despite the fact that they may make a person feel concerned. However, in some cases, if these stretch marks are widespread, they ... more

Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Insipidus

Intense thirst and the excretion of large amounts of urine (polyuria) are the hallmarks of diabetes insipidus (DI). Even though diabetes insipidus can occur when a person’s kidneys are not able to respond to a key hormone, but it usually occurs as a result of the body’s inability to properly produce, store or release that key hormone. Gestational diabetes insipidus is when this condition occurs during pregnancy, but is quite rare. ... more

Achilles tendon rupture

Achilles tendon rupture

The typical sensations of an Achilles tendon rupture include a snap or pop, which is immediately followed by a sharp pain in the back of the ankle and lower leg that makes is impossible to walk properly, and feels almost like being kicked or shot. The rupture of the Achilles tendon could be partial or complete. The Achilles tendon is a large, strong fibrous cord that connects the muscles in the back of the lower leg to the heel bone. The ... 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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