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Goiter

Goiter

Located at the base of the neck just below Adam's apple, the thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland. When the thyroid gland grows larger than normal, it means that a person has a condition called goiter. Although painless, a large goiter could cause a cough and make it difficult to swallow or breathe.   A lack of iodine in the diet is the most common cause of goiter worldwide. This condition could also be due to nodules that ... more

Whipple's Disease

Whipple's Disease

The disease that causes a rare bacterial infection that usually affects the gastrointestinal system is called whipple’s disease. This condition could also infect other organs such as the heart, eyes, joints and brain. It usually interferes with normal digestion, impairing the breakdown of foods, such as fats and carbohydrates and hampering the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Antibiotics can provide successful treatment, no ... more

Hurthle Cell Cancer

Hurthle Cell Cancer

A rare form of cancer that affects the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland in the front part of the lower back is called Hurthle cell cancer. The hormones that are essential for regulating the body's metabolism are secreted by the thyroid. Less than 5% of the new cases of thyroid cancer are Hurthle cell cancers. This cancer is also referred to as oxyphil cell carcinoma and Hurthle cell carcinoma. Hurthle cell cancer can be ... more

Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis

Inflammation of the gallbladder, the small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen right beneath the liver, is referred to as cholecystitis. Digestive fluid (bile) that is released into the small intestine is held by the gallbladder. Gallstones that block the tube leading out of the gallbladder are the cause of many cases of cholecystitis, which in turn causes a buildup of bile that can cause inflammation. Tumors, injury and ... more

Secondary Hypertension

Secondary Hypertension

When another medical condition causes high blood pressure, it is known as secondary hypertension. Essential hypertension, which is also known as primary hypertension, doesn't have a clear cause, but is thought to be linked to genetics, poor diet, lack of exercise and obesity. This is the difference between secondary hypertension and primary hypertension. Secondary hypertension could occur during pregnancy, and it could also be caused ... more

Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare condition of infants and young children caused by structural heart defects, which cause the heart to pump oxygen-poor blood to the body. As a result, children with this condition have blue-tinged skin.   There’s a statistical probability of 0.05% for a baby to have tetralogy of Fallot. The disease is always present at birth and often diagnosed when the child is still an infant, and sometimes, ... 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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