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Nail fungus

Nail fungus

When fungi infect a person’s nail, they cause nail fungal infection called onychomycosis, this infection might start under the tip of the nails of fingers and toes appearing as a yellow or white spot. The nail may become discolored; thickened; and may develop crumbling edges, an unsightly and potentially problem, in case the nail fungus spreads deeper into the nail.   Medications are available to clear up nail fungus but ... more

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

A potentially serious bacterial infection transmitted to humans by tick bites is called Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The disease was first identified in the Rocky Mountain region. When an infected tick attaches to the skin and feeds on one's blood, Rocky Mountain spotted fever occurs. The infection has the potential to spread to the bloodstream and other areas of the body. This disease doesn't spread directly from one person to ... more

Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis

Amyloid protein is an abnormal protein produced by cells in the bone marrow that can be deposited in any tissue or organ. When this amyloid protein builds up in the organs, amyloidosis occurs, which is a rare and potentially fatal disease. The exact cause of amyloidosis is still unknown, and even though it has no cure, there are therapies that help a person manage their symptoms and limit the production of amyloid protein. There are ... more

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

Healthy brain tissue degenerates in Alzheimer’s disease, causing a steady decline in memory and mental abilities. It is the most common cause of dementia, which is the loss of intellectual and social abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. It is not a part of normal aging and the risk of this disorder increases with age. Although only about 5% of the people between 65 and 74 have Alzheimer's disease, ... more

Laryngitis

Laryngitis

Due to overuse, irritation or infection, laryngitis may occur, which is an inflammation of the voice box (larynx). The vocal cords, which are two folds of mucous membrane covering muscle and cartilage, are located inside the larynx.   The vocal cords open and close smoothly in normal cases, forming sounds through their movement and vibration. These vocal cords become inflamed and irritated in laryngitis. The swelling will cause ... more

Tension Headache

Tension Headache

Medically known as tension-type headache, it is one of the most common types of headache, but its causes are not yet identified precisely. Generally, it is a mild to moderate distributed pain, which gives the feeling of a tight band around the head, as per the testimony of many patients.   Judging by the nature of the pain, one can assume that muscle contractions are the cause of the pain, but experts disagree with this opinion. ... 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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