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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness, which is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdofreri. The disease could be harbored and spread by deer ticks, which feed on the blood of animals and humans. The signs and symptoms of this disease range from fever, chills, body aches, rash to weakness, joint swelling and even temporary paralysis. The ticks that carry this disease breed in grassy and heavily wooded areas. In case someone lives or ... more

Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy

Bell’s palsy is a condition that occurs when the nerve that controls the facial muscles becomes swollen or compressed. Although this condition may occur at any age, however, it rarely affects people over the age of 60 or under the age of 15. Usually, within a few weeks, the symptoms of Bell’s palsy begin to improve, and within three to six months complete recovery occurs. About 8 to 10% of people will experience a ... more

Swimmers' Itch

Swimmers' Itch

Certain parasites that live on waterfowl and freshwater snails cause an itchy rash known as swimmer's itch or cercarial dermatitis. These parasites are usually released into the water, especially in calm freshwater lakes or ponds, on warm and sunny days. These parasites may burrow into the skin of someone who is swimming, where they cause the rash of swimmer's itch. However, they die soon because the human body isn't a ... more

Blood in urine (hematuria)

Blood in urine (hematuria)

Hematuria is the condition in which there's blood in the urine. This condition isn't always serious, despite the fact that it may make a person anxious. Arduous exercising might be one of the causes of this condition, and so can a number of common drugs, including aspirin. However, urinary bleeding could sometimes be a serious disorder. The two kinds of hematuria are: Gross Hematuria: In this type, the blood is visible ... more

Childhood Asthma

Childhood Asthma

In recent decades, childhood asthma has become more widespread. Causing signs and symptoms that range from minor coughing or wheezing to serious flare-ups that interfere with breathing, the inflammation of the airways, which is the underlying cause for both childhood asthma and adult asthma, makes the airways overly sensitive. With monitoring, regular doctor visits, a written plan and making treatment changes as needed, the child and ... more

Complicated Grief

Complicated Grief

One of the most unfortunate common experiences people face is losing a loved one. People mostly experience normal grief and bereavement endure a period of sorrow, numbness and even anger and guilt, followed by a gradual fading of these feeling as they accept their loss and move forward. However, for some people this normal grief reaction becomes much more complicated, weakening and painful, or what’s known as complicated grief. ... 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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