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Botulism

Botulism

Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium that produces a toxin which causes botulism. The toxins produced by this bacterium are among the most poisonous substances. Although this condition is rare, but it is very serious. Botulism comes in three main forms:   Infant botulism:      This condition usually occurs between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 months and it is the most common form of botulism. It ... 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

Sciatica

Sciatica

The longest nerve in the body, which is called the sciatic nerve, runs from the spinal cord to the buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. The pain that radiates along the path of this nerve is called sciatica.   Sciatica is a symptom of another problem that involves the nerve, such as a herniated disk; it isn't a disease in itself. The pain of acute sciatica, which could be considerably uncomfortable, usually ... 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

Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome

Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome

When a single ulcer occurs in someone’s rectum and causes signs and symptoms such as rectal bleeding with straining when the person passes bowel movements, it means that they have solitary rectal ulcer syndrome. This is a rare disorder that occurs in people with chronic constipation or those who've had injury to their rectum. This syndrome can be recurrent, and in some cases, it may cause more than one lesion, or lesions that are ... more

Dermatographia

Dermatographia

The condition in which raised, red lines are caused in the places where a person scratches his/her skin is called dermatographia. Dermatographia causes redness, itching and swelling similar to hives, making the person ill at ease, despite the fact that it’s not serious.   A person may be recommended taking antihistamines in case his/her symptoms are severe and bothersome. But in most cases, there’s no need for ... 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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