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Meningioma

Meningioma

A tumor that arises from the meninges, which are the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, is called meningioma. In some rare cases, a meningioma can be cancerous (malignant), but the majority of meningioma cases are noncancerous (benign).   A meningioma can occur at any age including childhood, though adults are most likely to develop a meningioma. Women are most likely to experience this ... more

Migraine with Aura

Migraine with Aura

A variety of mostly visual sensations that accompany or come before the pain of migraine attack – a condition called migraine with aura, are experienced by some people who get migraines. A migraine with aura is most often characterized by visual disturbances such as zigzagging patterns, flashes of light or even blind spots. However, other sensations like tingling or numbness in parts of the body and speech problems may also ... more

Exercise Headaches

Exercise Headaches

These headaches occur during or after sustained, strenuous exercise. Tennis, swimming, rowing, weightlifting and running are the activities most commonly associated with exercise headaches. Exercise headaches are divided into two categories. Primary exercise headaches are usually harmless, because they are not connected to any underlying problems. However, secondary exercise headaches are usually caused by an underlying and serious ... more

Testicular Torsion

Testicular Torsion

The spermatic cord provides blood flow to the testicle. When a testicle rotates on this cord, a condition called testicular torsion occurs, causing intense pain and swelling. Although males at all ages, even infants and newborns, are susceptible to testicular torsion, but its risks are higher in those below the age of 25.   Emergency treatment is needed in the case of testicular torsion, because early treatment might save the ... more

Sprained ankle

Sprained ankle

In some cases, a roll, twist or turn of the ankle in an awkward way may cause it to become sprained. This happens when the abnormal movement stretches or tears the ligaments that help in holding the ankle together. When the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion, a sprained ankle occurs. Ligaments are the tough and elastic bands of fibrous tissue that connect one bone to the other and prevent excessive movement by ... more

Tendinitis

Tendinitis

This is the case of tendon inflammation; tendons are the cords that attach the muscles to the bones and they consist of thick fibers. This condition is most common in the tendons of heels, wrists, elbows and shoulders, but it can happen to any of the body tendons. Problems of tendinitis are named as follows:   Jumper’s knee Swimmer’s shoulder Pitcher’s shoulder Golfer’s ... 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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