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Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism is a condition that occurs when one or more arteries in your lungs become blocked. In most cases, pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs from another part of the body (most commonly, legs). This condition can take place in otherwise healthy people as well. Signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism differ from one  person to another; though commonly include sudden and unexplained shortness ... more

Bursitis

Bursitis

Bursitis, which is a painful inflammation, could develop when someone overuses or repetitively stresses their body’s joints. There are more than 150 small and fluid-filled sacs called bursae that lubricate and cushion the pressure points between the bones and the tendons and muscles near the joints. These bursae help the joints to move with ease. When a bursa becomes inflamed making movement or pressure painful, bursitis ... more

Dementia

Dementia

There’s no specific disease called dementia; rather, there is a group of symptoms that describe as affecting intellectual and social abilities harshly enough to hamper daily performance. Conditions or changes in the brain cause dementia and there are different types of dementia depending on the cause. Alzheimer is the most common type.   Memory loss is usually connected with dementia, but memory loss alone doesn’t ... more

Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal Dementia

Also called frontotemporal lobar degeneration, fontotemporal dementia is a general term for a diverse group of uncommon disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. These are the areas that are generally associated with language, behavior and personality.   Portions of these lobes waste away (atrophy) or shrink in frontotemporal dementia. Depending on the portion of the brain that is affected, the ... more

Common Cold

Common Cold

A common cold is often a harmless viral infection of the upper respiratory tract — the nose and the throat. If it’s not a sore throat, runny nose and cough, it is the watery eyes, congestion and sneezing or maybe all of them. Actually, symptoms seem to differ greatly, because any one of more than 200 viruses could result in common cold. In most cases, a common cold is more likely to affect adults two to four times a year. ... more

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection

The kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra make up the urinary system of a person. The kind of infection that begins in the urinary system is called a urinary tract infection. Although most of the infections occur in the bladder and the urethra, but any part of the urinary system may become infected.   In case a urinary tract infection is limited to the bladder, it could be quite annoying and painful, but if the infection spreads ... 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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