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Canker sore

Canker sore

The small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in the mouth at the base of the gums, inside the cheeks or lips, and under the tongue are referred to as canker sores or aphthous ulcers. Canker sores are not contagious, and they don't occur on the surface of the lips, unlike cold sores. However, they can make talking and even eating difficult because they can be very painful.   In a week or two, most canker sores ... more

Ischemic Colitis

Ischemic Colitis

The condition in which part of the colon (large intestine) becomes inflamed and injured is known as ischemic colitis. The problem results from impaired flow to the colon. This can contribute to areas of colon inflammation and, in certain cases, irreversible colon damage. Any part of the colon can be affected by ischemic colitis, although most affected people develop pain on the left side of the abdomen. Urgent bowel movements and bloody ... 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

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

This disease occurs when the blood vessels or the nerves passing through the thoracic outlet, which is the space between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib, become compressed, resulting in a group of disorders characterized by numbness of fingers and pain in the shoulders and neck.   Sometimes it is not possible to identify the exact cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, but it can by repetitive injuries as result of ... more

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

A potentially serious bacterial infection transmitted to humans by tick bites is called Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The disease was first identified in the Rocky Mountain region. When an infected tick attaches to the skin and feeds on one's blood, Rocky Mountain spotted fever occurs. The infection has the potential to spread to the bloodstream and other areas of the body. This disease doesn't spread directly from one person to ... more

Airplane Ear

Airplane Ear

When the airplane is climbing at the beginning of a flight or when it is descending at the end of the flight a person may experience airplane ear (also called barotitis media, barotrauma or aerotitis media), due to the fast changes in altitude and the stress exerted on the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and other middle ear tissues when the air pressure in the middle ear becomes different from the air pressure in the environment. ... 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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