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Chemo Brain

Chemo Brain

To describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment, cancer survivors use the common term "chemo brain", which may be called cognitive dysfunction, cognitive changes or chemo fog as well. The term chemo brain is misleading, despite the fact that it is a widely used term. Whether or not memory and concentration problems in cancer survivors are caused by chemotherapy is not understood yet. Doctors are ... more

Age Spots (Liver Spots)

Age Spots (Liver Spots)

Also called liver spots and solar lentigines, age spots are flat, brown, black or gray spots that vary in size and usually appear in the areas most exposed to the sun; such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms. Even though age spots can affect younger people, but they're most common in adults older than 40 years of age.   Despite the fact that age spots may look like cancerous growths, but they are harmless, don't need ... more

Listeria Infection

Listeria Infection

Listeria infection is a food-borne illness that causes mild symptoms, which could be easily mistaken for other illnesses, such as flu. Because of this, people could have this illness without even knowing it. A listeria infection could be quite devastating for pregnant women and people with weak immune systems. However, most healthy people exposed to listeria don't become ill. To help reduce the effects of a listeria infection, ... more

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that arises in the lymphatic system, which is the disease-fighting network spread throughout the body. In this disease, tumors develop from a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is five times more common than the other general type of lymphoma or Hodgkin’s disease. However, the earlier the diagnosis, the greater the chance for a successful treatment of this ... more

Esophageal Spasms

Esophageal Spasms

One form of esophageal spasm occurs when someone takes a huge gulp of a cold, carbonated beverage and they suddenly experience a severe pain in their mid-chest, which lets up after a couple of seconds. In some cases, esophageal spasms could cause chronic swallowing problems and pain.   Esophageal spasms, which could be quite painful, are an uncoordinated series of muscle contractions that prevent food from traveling properly ... more

Post-Polio Syndrome

Post-Polio Syndrome

Some people who experience polio when they are young might have post-polio syndrome (PPS) after years. Polio was once considered to be the most dangerous disease causing paralysis and even death. Soon after polio reached its peak in the early 1950s, the inactivated polio vaccine was introduced and greatly decreased polio’s spread. Nowadays, paralytic polio occurs in few people in developed countries, and it's because of polio ... 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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