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Jock itch (tinea cruris)

Jock itch (tinea cruris)

The fungal infection that affects the skin of the inner thighs, buttocks and genitals is called jock itch (tinea cruris). In these warm and moist areas of the body, jock itch causes an itch, red, usually ring-shaped rash.   Although anyone, even women, could get this infection, but jock itch is common in people who are overweight, and people who sweat a lot, such as athletes. That's where jock itch gets its name from. ... more

Ebola virus and Marburg virus

Ebola virus and Marburg virus

Ebola virus and Marburg virus are related viruses that cause hemorrhagic fevers, illnesses that cause hemorrhage (severe bleeding), organ failure, and eventually death. The origin of both of these viruses is Africa, where infrequent outbreaks have occurred for decades.   Humans can contract these viruses from infected animals, because they live in one or more animal hosts. Following the initial transmission, the viruses can ... more

E. coli (Escherichia coli)

E. coli (Escherichia coli)

The E. coli (Escherichia coli) are a group of bacteria that include numerous strains. Although most types of E. coli are harmless bacteria that live in the intestines of healthy people and animals, however, a few nasty strains, such as E. coli O157:H7 can cause food poisoning, which is a serious food-borne illness.   Although most healthy adults recover from this illness within a week, however, young children and older adults ... more

Lice

Lice

The tiny, wingless, parasitic insects that feed on blood are called lice. Through close personal contact and by sharing belongings, lice are easily spread, particularly among schoolchildren.   There are several types of lice, such as: Head lice: These lice develop on the scalp. At the nape of the neck and over the ears are the places where they're seen easily. Pubic lice: These lice appear on eyelashes, ... more

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial Lung Disease

In fact, Interstitial lung disease describes a group of disorders, most of which result in progressive scarring of lung tissue. This eventually affects one’s ability to breathe and get sufficient oxygen into the bloodstream. The disorders vary greatly beyond this. When some cases of the Interstitial lung disease is abruptly appear, others mostly develop gradually. Doctors can pinpoint why some cases of interstitial lung disease ... more

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissues, giving the body energy and the skin a healthy color. The condition when the blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells is known as iron deficiency anemia which is a common type of anemia. When there isn’t enough iron, then iron deficiency anemia occurs. Without sufficient iron, the body will be unable to produce sufficient hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells that ... 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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