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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that appear during the first few years of life and affect a child's ability to coordinate body movements. Muscles may become weak and floppy, or rigid and stiff because of cerebral palsy. The risk of having this condition is higher in babies born prematurely or at low birth weights. Brain injuries that occur early in the course of development are usually the cause of this ... more

Acute coronary syndrome

Acute coronary syndrome

Acute coronary syndrome is usually diagnosed in an emergency room or hospital. This term includes any condition brought on by sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart. Some of its symptoms may be chest pain while at rest or doing light physical activity (unstable angina), or chest pain while having a heart attack. If diagnosed quickly, it can be treated. Its treatments vary depending on the signs, symptoms and the overall health of a ... more

Gallbladder cancer

Gallbladder cancer

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen, just beneath the liver. It stores bile, which is a digestive fluid produced by the liver. Gallbladder cancer is cancer that begins in the gallbladder.   Someone's chance for a cure is very good in case their gallbladder cancer is discovered at its earliest stages. However, because most gallbladder cancers are discovered at a late stage, its ... more

Paget's Disease of Bone

Paget's Disease of Bone

Paget's disease of bone affects how the bones are broken down and rebuilt. Old bone is replaced with new bone throughout life, in healthy bone metabolism. Paget's disease of bone causes a distortion in the rate of breaking down old bone and building new bone. Fragile and misshaped bones are the result of this disease on the long run.   Older people are more susceptible to Paget's disease of bone. This may be because ... more

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

The west Nile virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, is common in areas such as West Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In some cases, a person infected with this virus might not experience any signs or symptoms, or he/she may experience only minor symptoms, such as a skin rash and headache. But in other cases, a life-threatening illness could be developed, which includes inflammation of the brain.The risk of getting West Nile virus ... more

Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer

One of the uncommon types of cancer is the anal cancer, which occurs in the anal canal. The short tube at the end of the rectum through which stool leaves the body is called the anal canal. The incidence of anal cancer is increasing, though it isn't clear why. Most people with anal cancer are treated with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. Cases are diagnosed at an early stage ــ when treatment provides the best ... 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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