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Broken Leg

Broken Leg

A broken leg is a break or crack in one of the bones of the leg. A broken leg could be a severe shattering break due to a serious car accident, or it may be a simple hairline stress fracture, which is a quite common condition in runners. Immediate medical attention should be sought in case a person shows any signs or symptoms of a broken leg, particularly after a motor vehicle accident or a fall. To heal completely, prompt diagnosis and ... more

Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome

The serious mental disorder in which someone with a deep need for attention pretends to be sick or gets sick or injured on purpose is called Munchausen syndrome. In their effort to win sympathy and concern, people with Munchausen syndrome may try to rig laboratory test results, make up symptoms or push for risky operations. A member of a group of conditions called factitious disorders, which are either made up or self-inflicted, is ... more

Endometriosis

Endometriosis

This condition is a disorder of the female reproductive system, in which the endometrium that usually lines the uterus grows in other places as well. Usually, the growth is on the fallopian tubes, ovaries or the tissue lining the pelvis.   The endometrial tissue, when located elsewhere in the body, continues to act as it normally would during menstrual cycle; it thickens, breaks down and bleeds each month. However, this blood ... more

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder identified by sudden strike of sleep and irresistible daytime drowsiness.   Narcolepsy can cause serious disorders in daily routine because people with narcolepsy often find it, regardless of the conditions, difficult to stay awake for long times.   Some people incorrectly link symptoms of narcolepsy to simple lack of sleep, fainting, seizure disorders, depression or other ... more

Pemphigus

Pemphigus

The group of rare skin disorders that cause blisters on the skin or mucous membranes such as in the mouth or on the genitals is called pemphigus, which usually occurs in people in their middle or older age. This condition seems to be more likely to appear in people of Middle Eastern or Jewish descent, though it affects all races and cultures. Pemphigus, which is often considered as a chronic condition, is best controlled when it is ... more

Cervical Dystonia

Cervical Dystonia

The painful condition in which the neck muscles contract involuntarily causing the head to twist to one side is called cervical dystonia. It is also known as spasmodic torticollis. The head may also uncontrollably tilt forward or backward because of cervical dystonia. Middle-aged women are most commonly affected by cervical dystonia, despite the fact that it is a rare disorder that can occur at any age, even infancy. In general, symptoms ... 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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