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Swollen Lymph Nodes

Swollen Lymph Nodes

One of the most common reasons that people, especially children, visit a doctor for  is swollen lymph nodes and the signs and symptoms that accompany this condition. Many things can cause the lymph nodes to become swollen, but infection is usually the most common cause. The glands that play an essential role in helping the body fight off bacteria, viruses and other things that may cause illnesses are the lymph nodes.   The ... more

Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Acute lymphocytic leukemia

ALL (Acute lymphocytic leukemia) is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow, which is the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. In acute lymphocytic leukemia, the "acute" refers to the fact that the disease affects immature blood cells and progresses rapidly. Lymphocytic refers to the white blood cells, which are called lymphocytes that this condition affects. Treatments for acute lymphocytic leukemia ... more

Thalassemia

Thalassemia

The condition where the levels of blood cells and hemoglobin are less than normal in the blood is called thalassemia (Mediterranean anemia) and it is an inherited blood disorder. Fewer red blood cells and hemoglobin may lead to fatigue due the fact that they are the elements carrying oxygen in the body. Severe cases of thalassemia need regular blood transfusions along with healthy nutrition to keep up the body energy level, whereas mild cases ... more

Carcinoid tumors

Carcinoid tumors

The slow-growing type of cancer that can arise in several places throughout the body is referred to as carcinoid tumors. In the lungs and in the gastrointestinal tract (small intestine, stomach, rectum, colon, appendix), are where carcinoid tumors usually appear. However, carcinoid tumors can begin in other organs as well, including the testes and ovaries.   Until late in the disease, carcinoid tumors rarely cause signs and ... more

Genital warts

Genital warts

One of the most common types of sexually transmitted diseases is genital warts, which is also called condylomata acuminata or venereal warts.   The moist tissues of the genital area are affected by genital warts. They could either have a cauliflower-like appearance or they could look like small and flesh-colored bumps. Genital warts could multiply into large clusters or they could stay very small.   Genital warts ... more

Stress Incontinence

Stress Incontinence

The unintentional loss of urine is called urinary incontinence. A physical activity or movement, such as sneezing, heavy lifting or coughing, which puts pressure or stress on the bladder is what prompts stress incontinence. This disease has nothing to do with psychological stress. Women are much more likely to develop stress incontinence than men are. Treatment for stress incontinence enables people to manage it and improve their overall ... 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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