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Umbilical hernia

Umbilical hernia

Umbilical hernia is a common and usually harmless condition, in which a baby’s bellybutton sticks out when he/she cries.   In case there’s a weak spot in the abdominal muscles of a baby and part of the intestine sticks out through it, umbilical hernia occurs. Although this condition may affect adults, but it’s most common in infants.    By the age of 1, most umbilical hernias close on their ... more

Female infertility

Female infertility

Female infertility accounts for about 40 to 50% of all the couples classified as infertile. The man’s sperm is the cause in 30 to 40% of infertile couples and about 10 to 30% is unexplained, or is attributed to both male and female infertility.   Even though there are many resources and therapies that are available to treat female infertility, however, its cause could be difficult to diagnose. In some cases, treatment may ... more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A traumatic event could trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which is a kind of anxiety disorder. This condition usually takes place when a person witnesses something that results in intense fear, horror or helplessness. Several people who are involved in traumatic events have a brief period of hard time adjusting and coping. Although Such traumatic responses often improve with time and healthy coping techniques. Sometimes, ... more

Rickets

Rickets

The softening and weakening of bones in children, which is usually because of an extreme and prolonged vitamin D deficiency, is called rickets. To build strong bones, the child needs calcium and phosphorus, and vitamin D is essential in promoting absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the gastrointestinal tract. When there is a deficiency of vitamin D, it becomes difficult to maintain proper calcium and phosphorus levels in ... more

Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial illness transmitted by ticks, which causes flu-like symptoms. Anaplasmosis, another tick-borne infection, is closely related to ehrlichiosis. However, these two illnesses have distinct differences and are caused by different microorganisms.   Within a week or two of a tick bite, the signs and symptoms of ehrlichiosis will appear which could range from mild body aches to severe fever. This illness ... more

Idiopathic Thromobocytopenic Purpura

Idiopathic Thromobocytopenic Purpura

The blood-clotting disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding is called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or immune thrombocytopenic purpura. This condition is the outcome of unusually low levels of platelets, the cells helping the blood clot, and it occurs in both children and adults. Although idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is usually chronic in adults, but children usually develop it after a viral ... 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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