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Itchy skin (pruritus)

Itchy skin (pruritus)

Itchy skin is an uncomfortable, irritating sensation making one want to scratch. It seems simple; when one itches, they scratch. But itchy skin (pruritus) can have hundreds of possible reasons for its occurrence. It may be the outcome of a rash or another condition, like dermatitis or psoriasis. Itchy skin may be a symptom of an internal disease, like kidney failure or liver disease. The skin may look normal, even though it’s itching. ... more

Bedbugs

Bedbugs

Bedbugs are tiny six-legged insects that hide during the day and feast on a person's blood at night. The common bedbug is a reddish-brown insect that doesn’t grow much longer than 0.5 centimeters (about 0.2 inches). To keep someone's blood flowing as they suck, these bedbugs inject an anticoagulant along with a numbing agent in order to keep the person from feeling them when they’re at work. Even though bedbugs can ... more

Oral thrush

Oral thrush

When the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of someone’s mouth, oral thrush occurs. It results in creamy white lesions, often on the tongue or inner cheeks. Scraping the lesions could be painful and might bleed slightly. In some cases, oral thrush might spread to the roof of the mouth, gums, the back of the throat and tonsils.   Although oral thrush is more likely to occur in babies and people wearing ... more

Yellow fever

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a hemorrhagic fever. It is caused by a virus that spreads through a particular species of mosquito. It’s most common in the regions of Africa and south America, where it affects travelers to and residents of these regions.   Yellow fever causes fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, in its mild cases. Becoming more serious, yellow fever may cause bleeding (hemorrhaging), heart, liver and kidney problems. ... 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

Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial Plexus Injury

When an injury to the network of nerves that sends signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm and hand occurs, it is called brachial plexus injury. This injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, or in some severe cases torn, which generally happens when a person's shoulder is pressed down forcefully while their head is pushed up and away from that shoulder. Although a brachial plexus injury can occur in auto accidents, ... 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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