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Osteochondritis dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans might develop when blood supplying the area at the end of the bone is cut off. The affected bone and its covering of cartilage might remain in place and cause no symptoms, or a fragment might gradually loosen, separate and result in pain. Even though osteochondritis dissecans could occur in joints such as the elbow, hip and ankle, but the most commonly affected joint is the knee. Symptomatic osteochondritis dissecans ... more

Epiglottitis

Epiglottitis

The epiglottis is a small cartilage or lid that covers the windpipe. When the epiglottis swells and blocks the flow of air into the lungs, epiglottitis occurs, which is a life-threatening condition.   Direct injury to the throat, burns from hot liquids and various infections are some of the factors that could cause the epiglottis to swell. However, its most common cause is infection with Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib). This ... more

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

The chronic form of muscle pain is referred to as myofascial pain syndrome. Trigger points are the sensitive points in the muscles around which the pain of myofascial pain syndrome centers. The pain can spread throughout the affected muscle. These trigger points can be painful when touched. From time to time, nearly everyone experiences muscle pain that generally resolves in a few days. However, muscle pain that persists or worsens is ... more

Huntington's Disease

Huntington's Disease

Huntington's disease is an inherited disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away. It is a progressive and degenerative disease. A person could experience mental deterioration, uncontrolled movements and emotional disturbances as a result of this disease. Usually, the signs and symptoms of Huntington disease develop in middle age. Children could develop Huntington's disease only in some rare cases. Younger ... more

Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis

Inflammation of the gallbladder, the small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen right beneath the liver, is referred to as cholecystitis. Digestive fluid (bile) that is released into the small intestine is held by the gallbladder. Gallstones that block the tube leading out of the gallbladder are the cause of many cases of cholecystitis, which in turn causes a buildup of bile that can cause inflammation. Tumors, injury and ... more

Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma

After basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of nonmelanoma skin cancer. When this type of cancer is caught and treated early, it usually doesn't cause any problems. However, it may grow large or metastasize, causing problems, if it's left untreated. Due to increased sun exposure, the number of skin cancers is increasing. Prolonged exposure to UV (ultraviolet) radiation, from ... 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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