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Febrile seizure

Febrile seizure

A febrile seizure occurs as a convulsion in young children, which is caused by a sudden spike in body temperature, often from an infection. It could be alarming for parents to watch their child experience a febrile seizure and it may seem like an eternity but last only a few minutes.   However, these seizures aren’t as dangerous as they look. Usually, a seizure that is triggered by a sudden fever does not indicate a ... more

Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol Poisoning

In case a person consumes large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time they will get alcohol poisoning, which is a serious and sometimes even deadly condition. When someone drinks too much too quickly their heart rate may be affected, their breathing and gag reflex and it could potentially lead to coma and death. The main cause of alcohol poisoning is binge drinking, which is when a person drowns five or more drinks in a row. It can ... more

Amnesia

Amnesia

Also called amnestic syndrome, amnesia refers to a loss of the everyday sense of memory responsible for knowing facts, information, experiences and events. This memory loss can't be accounted for by problems with perception, attention, language, motivation and reasoning. Usually, people with amnesia maintain a sense of self and are lucid, but may not be able to recall information and memories of past experiences. They also meet with ... 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

Fecal incontinence

Fecal incontinence

The inability to control bowel movements is called fecal incontinence, which causes stool to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Fecal incontinence, also called bowel incontinence, could range from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.   Constipation, diarrhea and muscle and nerve damage are some of the causes of fecal incontinence. Bowel incontinence is usually due to a weakened ... more

Genital herpes

Genital herpes

Affecting both men and women, genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease. Pain, itching and sores in the genital area are some of the features of genital herpes.   A type of herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes genital herpes, which enters the body through small breaks in the skin or mucous membranes. The primary way that the virus spreads is sexual contact.   Genital herpes, which is a recurrent ... 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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