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Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum

The relatively common viral infection of the skin that most often affects children is called molluscum contagiosum. This condition results in firm bumps (papules) that are painless and usually disappear without treatment within a year. The infection can spread to surrounding skin if the papules are injured or scratched. Molluscum may also affect adults, though this condition is more common in children. Molluscum contagiosum that involves ... more

Geographic tongue

Geographic tongue

When someone's tongue gets a map-like or geographic appearance it means that they have the harmless (benign) condition known as geographic tongue. When parts of someone's tongue are missing the layer of small bumps called papillae, the distinct look of geographic tongue occurs, which causes irregularly shaped smooth, red patches to form on parts of the tongue, similar to a rash.   Geographic tongue does not cause any ... more

Giant cell arteritis

Giant cell arteritis

The inflammation of the lining of the arteritis, the blood vessels that transport oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body, is called giant cell arteritis (GCA). Arteries of the head, especially those of the temples are the ones that are usually affected. That’s why giant cell arteritis is sometimes called temporal arteritis or cranial arteritis.   Usually, jaw pain, blurred or double vision and headaches ... more

Oral lichen planus

Oral lichen planus

Oral lichen planus usually occurs on the inside of a person’s cheeks, but it could also affect the gums, tongue, lips and other parts of the mouth. This condition can be defined as a chronic autoimmune inflammatory case affecting the lining of the mouth, often causing characteristic lacy white patches. Occasionally, oral lichen planus involves the throat or esophagus. It often begins throughout midlife, but it could also occur at any ... more

Sex Headaches

Sex Headaches

A headache could be triggered by sexual activity, especially an orgasm. Someone may experience a sudden, severe headache just before or during orgasm, or they may notice a dull ache in their head and neck, which builds up as sexual excitement increases. Men are at least three times more likely to have sex headaches than are women. It has been estimated that about 1 in 100 people will experience a sex headache at some point in his/her ... more

Cervical Dystonia

Cervical Dystonia

The painful condition in which the neck muscles contract involuntarily causing the head to twist to one side is called cervical dystonia. It is also known as spasmodic torticollis. The head may also uncontrollably tilt forward or backward because of cervical dystonia. Middle-aged women are most commonly affected by cervical dystonia, despite the fact that it is a rare disorder that can occur at any age, even infancy. In general, symptoms ... 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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