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Tapeworm Infection

Tapeworm Infection

This infection occurs when a person ingests food or water containing the eggs or larvae of tapeworm. There are two common types of tapeworm infection; invasive tapeworm infection, in which eggs can penetrate the intestines and migrate to other parts of the body forming cysts, and intestinal tapeworm infection, which occurs in case of larvae ingestion that develop in the intestines to form adult tapeworms.   An adult tapeworm has ... more

Carcinoid tumors

Carcinoid tumors

The slow-growing type of cancer that can arise in several places throughout the body is referred to as carcinoid tumors. In the lungs and in the gastrointestinal tract (small intestine, stomach, rectum, colon, appendix), are where carcinoid tumors usually appear. However, carcinoid tumors can begin in other organs as well, including the testes and ovaries.   Until late in the disease, carcinoid tumors rarely cause signs and ... more

Acromegaly

Acromegaly

When the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone during adulthood, the hormonal disorder acromegaly occurs, which usually affects middle-aged adults and increases the size of the bones, including the hands, feet and face. Too much growth hormone in children who are still growing can cause a condition called gigantism, in which they have exaggerated bone growth and an abnormal increase in height. Available treatments for ... more

Delirium

Delirium

The state of feverish ecstasy that stimulates artistic creation and spiritual insight is known as delirium. However, medically, the definition of delirium is quite different from the one mentioned above to the extent that it may be frightening.   Usually occurring as the result of another illness, delirium is the decline in awareness, attention and mental clarity. Agitation, aggressiveness and restlessness could be some of its ... more

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

The word "schizophrenia" means "split-mind" and it refers to a disruption of the usual balance of thinking and emotions. Schizophrenia isn't the same as multiple personality or split personality.   In schizophrenia, which is a group of serious brain disorders, reality is interpreted in an abnormal way. People with schizophrenia retreat into their inner world and withdraw from the people and activities in ... more

Febrile seizure

Febrile seizure

A febrile seizure occurs as a convulsion in young children, which is caused by a sudden spike in body temperature, often from an infection. It could be alarming for parents to watch their child experience a febrile seizure and it may seem like an eternity but last only a few minutes.   However, these seizures aren’t as dangerous as they look. Usually, a seizure that is triggered by a sudden fever does not indicate a ... 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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