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Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted bacterium. The urethra, rectum and throat of both men and women could be infected with this bacterium. The cervix could also be infected in women. Usually, gonorrhea is contracted during sex. Pregnant women with gonorrhea could also pass it to their babies. This condition usually affects the eyes. By abstaining from sex or using a condom, a person can prevent him/herself from getting ... more

Tetanus

Tetanus

Tetanus is a potentially life threatening bacterial disease. It is initiated by a toxin that causes stiffness of the muscles, especially the muscles of the jaw; it may also lead to sever muscle cramps and difficulty breathing.   Clostridium tetani, which are the spores of the tetanus, may be found in soil, but they can also be found almost about anywhere. If the bacteria come into contact with an open wound, they may produce the ... more

Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease

Named after the first physician that identified the disease, Kawasaki disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of small- and medium-sized arteries all around the body, including the coronary arteries. When a child has a high fever for four or more days, the doctor may think that he/she has Kawasaki disease.   Because Kawasaki disease also affects the lymph nodes, the mucous membranes inside the mouth, nose ... more

Sweet syndrome

Sweet syndrome

The uncommon skin condition that is characterized by fever and painful skin lesions that appear mainly on the face, neck, arms and back is known as Sweet syndrome, or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. This syndrome may affect infants, men and older adults, but it is most common in middle-aged women. In some cases, Sweet syndrome may be caused by an infection, illness or certain medications, while in other cases cancer or another ... more

Pectus Excavatum (Funnel Breast)

Pectus Excavatum (Funnel Breast)

Pectus excavatum, also known as funnel chest or sunken chest, is a term used to brief the condition of a child’s breastbone being sunken into their chest. This condition occurs in about one in 400 births. Pectus excavatum is less likely to occur in girls than boys. While mild cases of pectus excavatum could make children feel self-conscious about their look, severe cases of pectus excavatum could eventually intervene with the ... more

Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive gambling is the person’s unmanageable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on their life. In case someone is having a tendency to compulsive gambling, they might constantly chase bets, might lie or hide their behavior, and might resort to theft or fraud to support their addiction. Compulsive gambling is a serious condition that can to destroy lives. Though treating this condition could be challenging, ... 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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