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Amnesia

Amnesia

Also called amnestic syndrome, amnesia refers to a loss of the everyday sense of memory responsible for knowing facts, information, experiences and events. This memory loss can't be accounted for by problems with perception, attention, language, motivation and reasoning. Usually, people with amnesia maintain a sense of self and are lucid, but may not be able to recall information and memories of past experiences. They also meet with ... more

Diaper Rash

Diaper Rash

A patchwork of bright red skin on the baby’s bottom might be apparent indicating diaper rash which is a typical type of inflamed skin (dermatitis). Diaper rash may develop in most infants at some period, though it is more typically apparent after solid foods are added to the baby’s diet, when either the baby’s taking antibiotics or the breast-feeding mother has eaten certain foods. Ongoing wet or infrequently changed ... more

Diabetes

Diabetes

The group of diseases that affect the way a person’s body uses blood glucose (blood sugar) is called “diabetes mellitus”. Being the main source of energy for the cells that make up the muscles and tissues, glucose is vital to a person’s health. It is considered the body’s main source of fuel.   Having diabetes, no matter what type, means having too much glucose in the blood, though the causes may ... more

Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome

FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) is the result of prenatal alcohol exposure. A baby will be at risk of FAS in case the mother was drinking during pregnancy.   This syndrome causes irreversible defects and includes serious mental, physical and behavioral problems. These defects vary from child to child.   A doctor should be consulted as soon as possible in case parents suspect that their child has FAS. Early diagnosis is ... more

Lymphedema

Lymphedema

The swelling that usually occurs in the arms or legs is called lymphedema. Even though lymphedema could affect both of the arms or both of the legs, it could also affect only one arm or leg. In case a blockage occurs in someone’s lymphatic system that prevents the lymph fluid in the arm or leg from draining adequately, swelling occurs. This swelling will continue as the fluid accumulates. Even though lymphedema could be ... more

Female infertility

Female infertility

Female infertility accounts for about 40 to 50% of all the couples classified as infertile. The man’s sperm is the cause in 30 to 40% of infertile couples and about 10 to 30% is unexplained, or is attributed to both male and female infertility.   Even though there are many resources and therapies that are available to treat female infertility, however, its cause could be difficult to diagnose. In some cases, treatment may ... 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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