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Blepharitis

Blepharitis

The skins of the eyelids, especially the part where eyelashes grow, namely the lid margins, are affected by blepharitis. The malfunction of the tiny oil glands near the base of the eyelashes is the main reason of blepharitis. Blepharitis could be difficult to treat because it is usually a chronic condition. This condition doesn't cause permanent vision damage, despite the fact that it is uncomfortable and ... more

Sacroiliitis

Sacroiliitis

The inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints that connect the lower spine and pelvis is called sacroiliitis. In case someone has sacroiliitis, the smallest movement of the spine will cause pain or make the person extremely uncomfortable.   Diagnosing sacroiliitis could be difficult because this condition could be mistaken for other causes of low back pain, such as a herniated disk, strained muscles or sciatica. A ... more

Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy

The disease of the heart muscle is known as cardiomyopathy. The three main types of cardiomyopathy are dilated, hypertrophic and restrictive, and all of these types affect the heart's muscle, usually making it difficult to pump blood and deliver it to the rest of the body. Valvular heart disease and coronary artery disease are among the causes of cardiomyopathy.   Which type of cardiomyopathy the patient has and how serious ... more

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

The virus that causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract is called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This virus is very common to the extent that most children are infected with it by the age of 2. Adults can also be infected by respairatory syncytial virus. The symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus are mild and typically mimic the common cold in adults and older, healthy children. Usually, all that's needed to relieve ... more

Heatstroke

Heatstroke

When someone's body temperature reaches 40 C (104 F) or higher, heatstroke occurs, which is a life-threatening condition. Strenuous physical activity, high environmental temperatures or other conditions that raise the body temperature could end up causing heatstroke. Despite the cause of heatstroke, to prevent brain damage, organ failure or death, immediate medical attention will be needed. Heatstroke is the escalation of two other ... 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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