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Epilepsy

Epilepsy

This disorder is caused by the generation of electrical signals inside the brain, which causes recurring seizures. The symptoms of seizures vary. Although some people with epilepsy may simply stare blankly for a few seconds during a seizure, however, others may have full-fledged convulsions. If someone has a solitary seizure it doesn’t mean that they have epilepsy. For an epilepsy diagnosis, at least two unprovoked seizures are ... more

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

Exercise Headaches

Exercise Headaches

These headaches occur during or after sustained, strenuous exercise. Tennis, swimming, rowing, weightlifting and running are the activities most commonly associated with exercise headaches. Exercise headaches are divided into two categories. Primary exercise headaches are usually harmless, because they are not connected to any underlying problems. However, secondary exercise headaches are usually caused by an underlying and serious ... more

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

The virus that causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract is called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This virus is very common to the extent that most children are infected with it by the age of 2. Adults can also be infected by respairatory syncytial virus. The symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus are mild and typically mimic the common cold in adults and older, healthy children. Usually, all that's needed to relieve ... more

Earwax blockage

Earwax blockage

Cerumen (earwax), which is part of the body’s natural defenses, protects the ear canal by trapping dirt and slowing the growth of bacteria.   But in some cases, when too much earwax accumulates, it becomes too hard to wash away naturally.   In case the earwax blockage becomes a problem, the person or their doctor could take steps to remove the wax safely. However, it is still not known why some people ... 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

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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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