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Retractile testicle

Retractile testicle

The testicle that may move back and forth between its proper position in the bag of skin hanging behind the penis (scrotum) and the groin is called a retractile testicle. It may be easily guided by hand into the scrotum during a physical examination when the retractile testicle is residing in the groin. Sometime before or during puberty, the problem of a retractile testicle goes away for most boys. The testicle permanently moves to its ... more

Diphtheria

Diphtheria

Usually affecting the mucous membranes of the nose and throat, diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection. Diphtheria, which may additionally infect the skin, commonly results in a sore throat, swollen glands, weakness and fever. But the hallmark sign is a thick, gray covering in the back of the throat that could cause difficulty breathing.   Diphtheria used to be a leading cause of death among children many years ago but ... more

Heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion

The symptoms of heat exhaustion may include a rapid pulse and heavy sweating due to overheating of the body. It is one of the three heat-related syndromes, with heatstroke being the most severe, and heat cramps being the mildest. Exposure to high temperatures, especially when combined with high humidity and strenuous physical activity are some of the causes of heat ... more

Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary edema

When too much fluid accumulates in numerous air sacs in the lungs pulmonary edema outcomes, and breathing might become quite tough. Heart problems mostly are the reason behind pulmonary edema’s occurrence, but there might be other causes as well, such as pneumonia, exercising or living at high elevations and exposure to some toxins and medications. Prompt care might be needed for pulmonary edema that abruptly takes place (acute) for ... more

Schizoaffective disorder

Schizoaffective disorder

In case a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms, including delusions or hallucinations; in addition to mood disorder symptoms, such as depression or mania, then that person has a condition called schizoaffective disorder.   This condition isn't viewed as a distinct disorder by all experts because even though some agree that schizoaffective disorder is a separate disease with its own symptoms and ... more

Familial Mediterranean fever

Familial Mediterranean fever

Familial Mediterranean fever is a rare disorder in which a person experiences recurrent fevers and painful inflammation of the abdomen, joints and lungs.   FMF is an inherited inflammatory disorder, and even though it could affect people of any ethnic groups, but it usually affects people of Mediterranean origin, such as Armenians, Sephardic Jews, Turks and Arabs.   Usually FMF is diagnosed during childhood. Despite ... 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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