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Nightmares

Nightmares

Nightmares are frightening dreams linked with fear, terror, or anxiety and they seem real, often becoming more frightening as the dream reveals. Nightmares are usually nothing to worry about, but they might become a problem if people experience them frequently, causing them to fear going to sleep or keeping them from sleeping well.   Nightmares are common and they start in childhood then decrease after the age of ten; however, ... more

Hoarding

Hoarding

The excessive collection of items and the inability to discard them is called hoarding. Usually, hoarding creates cramped living conditions, in which homes could be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Some people may also collect animals and keep dozens or hundreds of pets in unsanitary conditions. Also called compulsive hoarding and compulsive hoarding syndrome, hoarding could be a symptom of ... 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

Goiter

Goiter

Located at the base of the neck just below Adam's apple, the thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland. When the thyroid gland grows larger than normal, it means that a person has a condition called goiter. Although painless, a large goiter could cause a cough and make it difficult to swallow or breathe.   A lack of iodine in the diet is the most common cause of goiter worldwide. This condition could also be due to nodules that ... more

Pseudogout

Pseudogout

One of the arthritis types is known as pseudogout that commonly takes place in older adults mostly affecting the knee, resulting in abrupt painful swelling in one or more of the joints. These episodes could last for days or even weeks. This condition took its name from its similarity to gout. Like gout, pseudogout causes sudden, severe pain in a joint, triggered by crystals in the joint lining. But while gout affects big toe joint, pseudogout ... more

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

The chronic inflammatory disorder that most typically affects the small joints in the hands and feet is a condition called rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of the joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis. When the immune system mistakenly attacks one's own body tissues, rheumatoid arthritis occurs, ... 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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