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Rotavirus

Rotavirus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants and children worldwide is Rotavirus. By the age of 2 or 3, most children have at least one bout with rotavirus. Most of rotavirus infections can be treated at home with extra fluids to prevent dehydration, despite the fact that they're unpleasant. Intravenous fluids are sometimes required in the hospital in severe cases of ... more

Blind loop syndrome

Blind loop syndrome

In case a part of the small intestine is surpassed and deprived from the normal flow of food and digestive juices, blind loop syndrome occurs. Numerous problems may be caused by the bypassed portion of the intestine, which is known as the blind loop. Food ferments and encourages bacterial growth because it cannot pass through the loop. In turn, the bacteria interfere with the absorption of nutrients and often lead to diarrhea, weight ... more

Measles

Measles

A common childhood disease that now can be prevented with a vaccine is measles. A red, blotchy skin rash, fever, sore throat, inflamed eyes, runny nose and cough are included in the signs and symptoms of measles.   For small children, measles, which is also called rubeola, can be serious and even fatal. The disease still kills several hundred thousand people a year, most under the age of 5, while death rates have been falling ... more

Itchy skin (pruritus)

Itchy skin (pruritus)

Itchy skin is an uncomfortable, irritating sensation making one want to scratch. It seems simple; when one itches, they scratch. But itchy skin (pruritus) can have hundreds of possible reasons for its occurrence. It may be the outcome of a rash or another condition, like dermatitis or psoriasis. Itchy skin may be a symptom of an internal disease, like kidney failure or liver disease. The skin may look normal, even though it’s itching. ... more

Staph infections

Staph infections

The staphylococcus bacteria, which is a type of germ usually found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals, causes staph infections. In most cases, these bacteria either cause minor skin infections, or they don't cause any problems at all. In some cases, instead of remaining skin-deep, staph infections may invade the lungs, heart, urinary tract or bloodstream. Usually, people who have a chronic illness or weakened ... more

Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Mitral Valve Regurgitation

When the heart's mitral valve doesn't close tightly, allowing blood to flow backward in the heart, mitral valve regurgitation or mitral regurgitation happens. During a normal heartbeat, the mitral valve which is located between the heart's two left chambers, allows blood to flow forward through the heart. Mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence is yet another name of mitral valve regurgitation. Blood can't move ... 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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