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Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

The rare autoimmune disorder that causes signs and symptoms of several other connective tissue diseases is called mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). Features of three other diseases; scleroderma, polymyositis and lupus, are experienced by people with mixed connective tissue disease. That's why sometimes they refer to mixed connective tissue disease as an overlap disease. The signs and symptoms of these three other diseases ... more

Depression (major depression)

Depression (major depression)

One of the most famous health conditions worldwide is depression. Depression is not “weakness” and definitely nothing a person can “escape” easily. Formally called major depression, major depressive disorder, or clinical depression, depression is a medical illness that involves the mind and body.   Depression has a great impact on the way a person thinks, behaves and performs, causing a variety of ... more

Foot Drop

Foot Drop

Also called drop foot, foot drop is a general term used to describe difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. In case someone has foot drop, they might drag the front of their foot on the ground whenever they walk. Foot drop is a sign of an underlying neurological, anatomical or muscular problem. It's not a disease in itself. Foot drop could be either permanent of temporary. In case a person has foot drop, in order to hold their foot ... more

Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Though sexual expression is a natural part of a well-rounded life, compulsive sexual behavior occurs when a person becomes obsessed with sexual thoughts, feelings or behaviors affecting their health, job, relationships or other parts of their life. Compulsive sexual behavior, sometimes called hypersexuality, nymphomania or sexual addiction, might involve a naturally enjoyable sexual experience that becomes an obsession. This condition ... more

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis, also called glomerular disease, is one type of kidney disease that damages the kidneys' ability to remove waste and excess fluids. This disease could be either chronic coming on gradually, or it could be acute occurring as a sudden attack of inflammation.   Primary glomerulonephritis is when glomerulonephritis occurs on its own. Secondary glomerulonephritis is when another disease is the cause, such as ... more

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence

The loss of bladder control is a common and embarrassing problem known as urinary incontinence. This condition varies in its severity. At the mildest cases, it may be an occasional leakage when a person sneezes or coughs, but at the most severe cases, it may be such a sudden and strong urge to urinate, that the person may not be able to reach the toilet.   A person with urinary incontinence should see a doctor, especially if the ... 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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