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Golfer's Elbow

Golfer's Elbow

When pain and inflammation occur on the inner side of the elbow where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow, it means that the person has a condition known as golfer's elbow, also called medial epicondylitis. The pain may spread into the wrist and forearm.   Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow. The difference is that golfer's elbow occurs on the inside of the elbow ... more

Edema

Edema

When excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissue cause swelling, it is called edema. Edema commonly occurs in the hands, arms, ankles, feet and legs, but it could affect any part of the body.   Pregnancy, certain medications or underlying medical conditions could cause edema. In order to effectively control edema, its underlying cause should be identified and treated. Edema is treated effectively with self-care measures ... more

Latex allergy

Latex allergy

Latex is a product that is manufactured from a milky fluid derived from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis), which is found in Africa and Southeast Asia. Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins that are found in natural rubber latex. In case someone has a latex allergy, their body will mistake latex for a harmful substance.   Allergic reactions could be caused by latex allergy, which range from a runny nose or sneezing ... more

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease

The inflammatory infectious condition that is caused by a parasite found in the feces of the reduviid bug is referred to as Chagas disease. Chagas disease is diagnosed most often in children, though it can infect anyone. Serious digestive and heart problems can be caused by untreated Chagas disease. Killing the parasite and managing signs and symptoms are the goals of treatment of Chagas disease. Additionally, this infection can be ... more

Hair loss

Hair loss

Usually, baldness refers to excessive hair loss from the scalp, which could be either hereditary or caused by certain medications or an underlying medical condition. Hair loss could occur in anyone; men, women and children.   Although some people leave their baldness untreated, but others may cover it up with hats, scarves, makeup and hairstyles. Some people may choose medications or surgical procedures that are available. ... more

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder identified by sudden strike of sleep and irresistible daytime drowsiness.   Narcolepsy can cause serious disorders in daily routine because people with narcolepsy often find it, regardless of the conditions, difficult to stay awake for long times.   Some people incorrectly link symptoms of narcolepsy to simple lack of sleep, fainting, seizure disorders, depression or other ... 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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