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Klinefelter syndrome

Klinefelter syndrome

One of the most common genetic conditions that affect males is klinefelter syndrome, which is usually the result of an extra copy of the X chromosome in each cell. Between 1 in 500 and 1 in 1,000 men are affected by this syndrome.   Usually, the effects of this syndrome vary from one person to another. Boys who are born with this syndrome have low levels of the sex hormone testosterone because this condition could affect ... more

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Also called burning tongue syndrome, scalded mouth syndrome, burning lips syndrome, stomapodynia and glossodynia, burning mouth syndrome is the chronic burning pain in the mouth, which could affect the gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, inside of the cheeks, lips or widespread areas of the whole mouth. Most of the time, the cause of this syndrome is not known, which makes treatment more difficult. The pain could be severe, as if the person ... more

Meniere's Disease (Endolymphic Hydrops)

Meniere's Disease (Endolymphic Hydrops)

A disorder of the inner ear that causes abnormal sensory perceptions including hearing loss usually in one ear, a sensation of a spinning motion (vertigo), ringing in the same ear (tinnitus) and fullness or pressure in the same ear, is called Meniere's disease.   Meniere's disease is more likely to develop in people in their 40s and 50s than people in other age groups. ... more

Bartholin cyst

Bartholin cyst

Located on each side of the vaginal opening are the Bartholin’s glands, which secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina. In some cases, fluid backs up into the gland due to the obstruction of the openings of these glands, which causes a relatively painless swelling called a Bartholin cyst. In other cases, when the fluid is infected, a small area of puss is created, surrounded by inflamed tissue (abscess). Depending on the pain, ... more

Acute kidney failure

Acute kidney failure

When a kidney suddenly loses the ability of performing its main function, filtering and eliminating excess fluid and electrolytes as well as waste material from the blood, acute kidney failure occurs. In this case, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and waste compile in the body.   This failure is most common in people who are already hospitalized, particularly people who need intensive care. This condition usually occurs ... more

Breast Pain

Breast Pain

Affecting as many as 7 in 10 women at some point in their lives, breast pain (mastalgia) is a common type of discomfort among women. Almost 10% of these women have moderate to severe breast pain more than five days a month, but sometimes, severe breast pain lasts throughout the menstrual cycles. Although the symptoms occur more frequently in younger, premenopausal and perimenopausal women, but postmenopausal women could also experience ... 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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