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Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning

When a person eats contaminated food, they get food poisoning, which is also known as food-borne illness. The most common causes of food poisoning are infectious organisms, including various bacteria, parasites and viruses or their toxins.   Food could be contaminated by infectious organisms at any point during its processing or production. Contamination could occur at home in case food is stored inadequately, cooked improperly ... more

Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis

One of the serious arthritis types affecting certain people experiencing psoriasis is called psoriatic arthritis. Most cases of psoriatic arthritis is first grown psoriasis and later on diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but arthritis could occasionally grow preceding the appearance of the skin lesions. The primary symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are stiffness, swelling and joint pain that might in turn affect any part of the body, such as ... 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

Brain Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm

A bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain is called brain aneurysm, which looks like a berry hanging on a stem. A hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding into the brain) can be caused by an aneurysm when it leaks or ruptures, which usually happens in the space between the brain and the thin tissues covering the brain. This type of hemorrhagic stroke is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. A ruptured aneurysm requires immediate medical ... more

Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Though all children gain weight as they grow older, childhood obesity is caused by extra pounds that are more than what's needed to support the growth and development of the children. When a child is well above the normal weight for his/her age and height, childhood obesity occurs, which is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Because the extra pounds usually start kids on the path to health problems ... more

Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)

Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)

Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is an indicator that someone has a higher chance of developing breast cancer in the future. LCIS is an area of abnormal tissue growth that occurs and stays within the lobules or milk glands that are located at the end of the breast ducts. Mammograms don't show LCIS. Usually, a biopsy that is done for another reason, such as a suspicious breast lump or an abnormal mammogram, is how this condition is ... 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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