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Intestinal Obstruction

Intestinal Obstruction

Intestinal obstruction is a blockage of the small intestine or colon that prevents food and fluid from passing through. This obstruction can result from several condition, but it’s most frequently the outcome of fibrous bands of tissue in the intestine (adhesions), hernias or tumors. Intestinal obstruction can cause an array of uncomfortable signs and symptoms, such as swelling, vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. Intestinal ... more

Valley fever

Valley fever

Fungi in the soil cause valley fever. Anything that disrupts the soil may stir the fungi that cause valley fever into the air, such as construction, wind and farming; the fungi might then be breathed into the lungs. Valley fever is a form of coccidioidomycosis or cocci infection. Among other signs and symptoms, this infection may cause fever, chest pain and coughing. While some people, particularly those who have weakened immune system; those ... more

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

The rare autoimmune disorder that causes signs and symptoms of several other connective tissue diseases is called mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). Features of three other diseases; scleroderma, polymyositis and lupus, are experienced by people with mixed connective tissue disease. That's why sometimes they refer to mixed connective tissue disease as an overlap disease. The signs and symptoms of these three other diseases ... more

Krabbe disease

Krabbe disease

Affecting the central nervous system, Krabbe disease is an inherited and most of the time, fatal disorder.   Muscle tone and movement is affected by this disease. This disease could have some devastating effects, including vision and hearing loss. Even though this disease could occur in adults and older children, but it usually occurs in babies before 6 months of age.   The main goal of treatment for this disease ... more

Childhood Asthma

Childhood Asthma

In recent decades, childhood asthma has become more widespread. Causing signs and symptoms that range from minor coughing or wheezing to serious flare-ups that interfere with breathing, the inflammation of the airways, which is the underlying cause for both childhood asthma and adult asthma, makes the airways overly sensitive. With monitoring, regular doctor visits, a written plan and making treatment changes as needed, the child and ... more

Hives and Angioedema

Hives and Angioedema

Also known as urticaria, hives are raised, red and itchy welts (swellings or wheals) of various sizes, which seem to appear and disappear on the skin. Angioedema, which is a type of swelling, causes large welts deeper in the skin, particularly near the lips and eyes. Hives and angioedema are harmless in most cases, and even without treatment, they don't leave any lasting marks. Antihistamine medications are the most common ... 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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