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Common Cold

Common Cold

A common cold is often a harmless viral infection of the upper respiratory tract — the nose and the throat. If it’s not a sore throat, runny nose and cough, it is the watery eyes, congestion and sneezing or maybe all of them. Actually, symptoms seem to differ greatly, because any one of more than 200 viruses could result in common cold. In most cases, a common cold is more likely to affect adults two to four times a year. ... more

Knee Bursitis

Knee Bursitis

Located near the knee joint is the bursa, which is a small fluid-filled, pad-like sac that reduces friction and cushions pressure points between the bones and the tendons and muscles near the joints. Knee bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa.   Each knee has 11 bursae. Knee bursitis most commonly occurs over the kneecap or on the inner side of the knee below the joint, despite the fact that any of the bursae could become ... more

Hashimoto's disease

Hashimoto's disease

The thyroid, which is a small gland located at the base of the neck below the Adam's apple, is affected by Hashimoto's disease. The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, which produces hormones that coordinate many of the activities of the body.   The immune system attacks the thyroid gland in Hashimoto's disease, which is also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. The inflammation that results usually ... more

Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive gambling is the person’s unmanageable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on their life. In case someone is having a tendency to compulsive gambling, they might constantly chase bets, might lie or hide their behavior, and might resort to theft or fraud to support their addiction. Compulsive gambling is a serious condition that can to destroy lives. Though treating this condition could be challenging, ... more

Emphysema

Emphysema

Emphysema is a factor in the progression of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which is a condition that limits the flow of air when someone breathes out. When the air sacs at the ends of the smallest air passages called bronchioles are gradually destroyed, emphysema occurs, the leading cause of which is smoking.   As the illness worsens, the spherical air sacs, which are clustered like bunches of grapes, are turned ... more

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

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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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