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Febrile seizure

Febrile seizure

A febrile seizure occurs as a convulsion in young children, which is caused by a sudden spike in body temperature, often from an infection. It could be alarming for parents to watch their child experience a febrile seizure and it may seem like an eternity but last only a few minutes.   However, these seizures aren’t as dangerous as they look. Usually, a seizure that is triggered by a sudden fever does not indicate a ... more

Strep Throat

Strep Throat

The bacterial throat infection that can make someone’s throat feel sore and scratchy is known as strep throat. Strep throat makes up only a small portion of sore throats, because in most cases, viruses are the cause of sore throats that usually go away on their own. The diagnosis of strep throat is quite important. Rheumatic fever and kidney inflammation are some of the complications that an untreated strep throat may cause. ... more

Diabetic Hyperosmolar Syndrome

Diabetic Hyperosmolar Syndrome

Diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome occurs when a person with type 2 diabetes doesn’t follow a treatment plan and his/her blood sugar level tops 33 millimoles per liter (mmol/L) or 600 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). The blood will become thick and syrupy in case the blood sugar gets this high. The excess sugar will pass from the blood into the urine, triggering a filtering process that draws massive amounts of fluid from the body. Prompt ... more

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus

When an obstruction in the brain prevents proper fluid drainage and fluid builds up in the brain, hydrocephalus occurs, which is also known as "water on the brain". Brain damage could result in case the excess fluid compresses the surrounding fragile brain tissue. Hydrocephalus could be fatal when it's left without treatment. Hydrocephalus could be present at birth, or it could develop later in life. This disorder is ... more

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism is a condition that occurs when one or more arteries in your lungs become blocked. In most cases, pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs from another part of the body (most commonly, legs). This condition can take place in otherwise healthy people as well. Signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism differ from one  person to another; though commonly include sudden and unexplained shortness ... more

Neck pain

Neck pain

Almost everybody will have neck pain at some point in their lives, and it can be chronic or short-lasting. It is considered chronic if it lasts a few weeks or longer, whereas the acute pain lasts a few hours to a few weeks.   Most causes of neck pain are not serious, and the common ones are defective poses at work like leaning into the computer, and during hobbies, like bending over the work desk.   However, neck ... 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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