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Autism

Autism

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a group of serious developmental problems that appear before the age of three, one of which is autism. These disorders varies in signs, symptoms and severity levels but all autism disorders affect a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. The reason behind the increasing cases of autism could be either a real increase in the number of cases, better detection and reporting of ... more

Sepsis

Sepsis

When the immune system's reaction to an infection injures the tissues of the body far from the original infection, it means that that person has a potentially life-threatening condition known as sepsis. Sepsis could affect the function of the organs if it progresses, ultimately leading to septic shock, which is a drop in blood pressure that could be fatal. People who are most at risk of developing sepsis ... more

Prehypertension

Prehypertension

The force exerted on the artery walls as blood flows through the body is a condition known as blood pressure. Prehypertension occurs when blood pressure is slightly raised, and it could turn into high blood pressure when it is not promptly treated. Both prehypertension and high blood pressure increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke. A blood pressure reading includes two numbers. While the first, or upper one ... more

Childhood Schizophrenia

Childhood Schizophrenia

Irrational behavior and thinking, delusions, hallucinations, and problems carrying out routine daily tasks, such as bathing, are all included in childhood schizophrenia. Special challenges for educational needs, diagnosis, treatment, and emotional and social development may be presented by the early age of onset with childhood schizophrenia. Early-onset schizophrenia or childhood-onset schizophrenia may be other names of childhood ... more

Pubic lice (crabs)

Pubic lice (crabs)

A pubic lice infestation is the most contagious sexually transmitted disease (STD), since pubic lice (crabs) are very small, wingless parasitic insects able to infest the genital area, this lice feeds on one’s blood and could evidently result in symptoms like itching. In the case of exposure to pubic lice throughout sex even once, there’s the likelihood of 90% to be getting infestation. One might additionally become seldom ... more

Testicular Torsion

Testicular Torsion

The spermatic cord provides blood flow to the testicle. When a testicle rotates on this cord, a condition called testicular torsion occurs, causing intense pain and swelling. Although males at all ages, even infants and newborns, are susceptible to testicular torsion, but its risks are higher in those below the age of 25.   Emergency treatment is needed in the case of testicular torsion, because early treatment might save the ... 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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