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Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

There is a rare type of skin cancer that appears as a flesh-colored or bluish-red nodule, often on the face, head or neck, and it's called Merkel cell carcinoma or neuroendocrine carcinoma. The incidence of Merkel cell carcinoma is increasing worldwide, just like other types of skin cancers. Older people develop this type of cancer more commonly. The risk of developing Merkel cell carcinoma may increase due to long-term of sun ... more

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild Cognitive Impairment

The transition stage between the cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious problems caused by Alzheimer's disease is called mild cognitive impairment. Many areas of thought and action can be affected by the disorder, such as judgment, reading, writing, reasoning, attention and language. However, memory problems can be caused by the most common variety of mild cognitive impairment. Although some people with mild ... more

Pseudogout

Pseudogout

One of the arthritis types is known as pseudogout that commonly takes place in older adults mostly affecting the knee, resulting in abrupt painful swelling in one or more of the joints. These episodes could last for days or even weeks. This condition took its name from its similarity to gout. Like gout, pseudogout causes sudden, severe pain in a joint, triggered by crystals in the joint lining. But while gout affects big toe joint, pseudogout ... more

High Blood Pressure in Children

High Blood Pressure in Children

Hypertension in children is when the blood pressure is the same or higher than 90% of children who are the same sex, age and height. There isn't a target blood pressure reading for children like there is for adults, because what's considered normal blood pressure for children changes as they grow. Because of this reason, high blood pressure in children usually goes undiagnosed. Usually, some other medical condition is the cause ... more

Acute liver failure

Acute liver failure

Liver failure often develops slowly over the course of years, usually due to long term alcohol use or infection with the hepatitis virus, but acute liver failure can develop in a matter of days. It occurs when the liver rapidly loses its ability to function. This is a medical emergency that usually follows a acetaminophen overdose. An acute liver failure less commonly results from a viral infection, poisoning or an underlying condition ... more

Pericarditis

Pericarditis

Pericarditis happens when the thin sac-like membrane surrounding the heart (the pericardium), becomes swollen and irritated. Pericarditis is often an unexpected and short-lived (acute) condition, that usually results in chest pain and occasionally other symptoms. The condition will be considered chronic if the symptoms develop more gradually or persist. The rubbing of two inflamed or irritated layers of the pericardium against one another ... 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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