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Diphtheria

Diphtheria

Usually affecting the mucous membranes of the nose and throat, diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection. Diphtheria, which may additionally infect the skin, commonly results in a sore throat, swollen glands, weakness and fever. But the hallmark sign is a thick, gray covering in the back of the throat that could cause difficulty breathing.   Diphtheria used to be a leading cause of death among children many years ago but ... more

Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness or myopia is a common vision condition in which near objects can be seen clearly, but the ones that are far away are indistinct.   People with severe nearsightedness can see clearly only objects that are just a few inches away, while those with mild nearsightedness may clearly see objects a few yards away. So, the degree of nearsightedness determines the focusing ability.   Nearsightedness tends to ... more

Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer

The type of cancer that begins in the cells of the liver is called liver cancer. The liver is a football-sized organ that sits in the upper right portion of the abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above the stomach One of the most common forms of cancer in the world is liver cancer. Sometimes, cancer that occurs in the liver begins in another area of the body, such as the lung, breast or colon; this is called metastatic cancer. This ... more

Mastitis

Mastitis

The infection of the breast tissue that causes swelling, pain and redness of the breast is called mastitis. Although in rare circumstances mastitis can occur outside of lactation, but this condition most commonly affects women who are breast-feeding.   Within the first six weeks after birth (postpartum), mastitis often occurs, however, it can happen later during breast-feeding. Making it difficult to care for the baby, the ... more

Wet macular degeneration

Wet macular degeneration

The chronic eye disease that is marked by the deterioration of tissue in the part of the eye that's responsible for central vision is age-related macular degeneration. Blurred central vision or a blind spot may be caused in the center of the visual field because the macula gradually deteriorates in this condition. Adults age 50 and older may be affected by macular degeneration.   When new blood vessels grow and leak fluid ... more

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

The condition in which children develop normally until age 3 or 4, and then demonstrate a severe loss of social, communication and other skills, is referred to as childhood disintegrative disorder or Heller's syndrome. Sometimes, this disorder is confused with late-onset autism. This is because normal development followed by significant loss of language, play, social and motor skills, is involved in both conditions. Among several ... 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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