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Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts

The ovaries are two bilateral organs, each about the size and shape of an almond, located on each side of the uterus. Eggs (ova) grow and mature in the ovaries and are released in monthly cycles throughout the childbearing years of a woman. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled pockets or sacs within or on the surface of an ovary. At some time throughout their lives, many women have ovarian cysts. In most cases of ovarian cysts, they are harmless ... more

Itchy skin (pruritus)

Itchy skin (pruritus)

Itchy skin is an uncomfortable, irritating sensation making one want to scratch. It seems simple; when one itches, they scratch. But itchy skin (pruritus) can have hundreds of possible reasons for its occurrence. It may be the outcome of a rash or another condition, like dermatitis or psoriasis. Itchy skin may be a symptom of an internal disease, like kidney failure or liver disease. The skin may look normal, even though it’s itching. ... more

Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea describes frequent, watery bowel movements (diarrhea) that occur in response to medications used to treat bacterial infections (antibiotics). Most often, antibiotic-associated diarrhea is mild and clears up shortly after stopping the antibiotic. But in some cases, antibiotic-associated diarrhea leads to colitis, an inflammation of the colon, or a more serious form of colitis called pseudomembranous colitis. ... more

Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor is characterized by patchy, small discoloration of the skin as a result of a fungal infection. This common disease is also called pityriasis versicolor. This condition, which is likely to recur in humid and warm weather, is treated with special shampoos, lotions and antifungal creams, but skin color does not regain its homogeneity until some weeks after successful treatment when repigmentation ... more

Soy Allergy

Soy Allergy

One of the foods that frequently cause allergies in children is soy, a product of soybeans. Usually, a reaction to a soy-based infant formula is how soy allergy starts. Soy allergy may persist, and is becoming more common in adults, but usually, by the age of 3 most children outgrow their allergy. Even though in some rare cases a life-threatening allergic reaction called an anaphylaxis may be caused by soy allergy, but usually, the signs ... more

Kidney infection

Kidney infection

A specific type of urinary tract infection that starts in the urethra or bladder and travels up into the kidneys is called pyelonephritis, or kidney infection. The kidneys could be permanently damaged by this infection or it may spread to the bloodstream and cause a life-threatening infection if it is not treated promptly.   The typical treatment for kidney infection is antibiotics. In most cases, hospitalization is required. ... 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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