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Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

The condition in which children develop normally until age 3 or 4, and then demonstrate a severe loss of social, communication and other skills, is referred to as childhood disintegrative disorder or Heller's syndrome. Sometimes, this disorder is confused with late-onset autism. This is because normal development followed by significant loss of language, play, social and motor skills, is involved in both conditions. Among several ... more

Acne

Acne

Because acne usually occurs in teenagers, it is probable that hormones play a role in its development. However, this doesn't mean that only teenagers develop acne. Some adult women experience mild to moderate acne because of hormonal changes associated with their menstrual cycles, starting or stopping birth control pills or pregnancy. Also called pimples, zits and blemishes, acne can be distressing and annoyingly persistent. Acne ... more

Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

An imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone causes swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, a condition known as gynecomastia. Normal changes in hormone levels, as well as other reasons lead to the development of gynecomastia in newborns, boys going through puberty and older men.   Although gynecomastia could be difficult to cope with, however, it's not a serious problem. Boys and men who have gynecomastia ... more

Genital herpes

Genital herpes

Affecting both men and women, genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease. Pain, itching and sores in the genital area are some of the features of genital herpes.   A type of herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes genital herpes, which enters the body through small breaks in the skin or mucous membranes. The primary way that the virus spreads is sexual contact.   Genital herpes, which is a recurrent ... more

Shingles

Shingles

The viral infection that causes a painful rash is known as shingles. It usually appears as a band of blisters that wraps from the middle of the back around one side of the chest to the breastbone, but in some cases, the shingles rash may develop around one eye or on one side of the neck or face. However, it could occur anywhere on the body. The same virus that causes chickenpox, which is the varicella-zoster virus, also causes shingles. ... more

Cellulitis

Cellulitis

One of the common, potentially serious bacterial skin infections is called cellulitis, which may spread rapidly; it appears as a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot and tender.   Though cellulitis can occur anywhere on the body or face, skin on lower legs are most commonly affected. In children and older adults, infections on the face are more common. Cellulitis may affect the tissue underlying the skin and can spread to ... 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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