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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis

Weakness and fatigue of any of the muscles under one's voluntary control characterize myasthenia gravis. A breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles is the cause of myasthenia gravis. Signs and symptoms such as drooping eyelids, double vision, weakness of arm or leg muscles, and difficulties with breathing, swallowing, chewing and speech may be relieved by treatment, though there is no cure for ... more

Knee Bursitis

Knee Bursitis

Located near the knee joint is the bursa, which is a small fluid-filled, pad-like sac that reduces friction and cushions pressure points between the bones and the tendons and muscles near the joints. Knee bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa.   Each knee has 11 bursae. Knee bursitis most commonly occurs over the kneecap or on the inner side of the knee below the joint, despite the fact that any of the bursae could become ... more

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

A person may have high blood pressure for years without experiencing any signs or symptoms. The risk of serious health problems such as a stroke and a heart attack will be increased in case high blood pressure is not controlled. The amount of blood the heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries determine a person's blood pressure. The higher the blood pressure will be, the more blood the heart pumps and ... more

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance

Also called lactase deficiency, lactose intolerance is the condition in which a person won’t be able to fully digest the milk sugar (lactose) found in dairy products. Although this condition is usually not dangerous, however, its symptoms could be uncomfortable enough to steer a person clear of dairy products.   A deficiency of lactase, which is an enzyme that is produced by the lining of the small intestine, is the cause ... more

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma

The cancer that begins in the retina, which is the sensitive lining on the inside of the eye, is called retinoblastoma. This cancer rarely occurs in adults, and it most commonly affects young children. Nerve tissue that senses light as it comes through the front of the eye makes up the retina. In the brain, signals are interpreted as images after the retina sends these signals through the optic nerve to the brain. Retinoblastoma is the ... more

Salivary gland cancer

Salivary gland cancer

The cancer that occurs in one of the salivary glands in the mouth, throat or neck is called salivary gland cancer. This type of cancer is rare.   A family history of salivary gland cancer, exposure to radiation and tobacco use could increase someone’s risk of this cancer. However, its exact cause is still not known.   People should pay attention to possible signs and symptoms, such as a painless lump, because ... 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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