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Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis

When the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed or irritated, Achilles tendinitis occurs. Usually sports that put a lot of pressure on the calf muscles and Achilles tendon cause this condition, such as basketball and tennis. Additionally, a sudden increase in the intensity or frequency of exercise may also end up causing Achilles tendinitis. Achilles tendinitis is often short-lived when it's treated immediately, but if left untreated, it ... more

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Originating in the soft tissue of the body, soft tissue sarcomas are cancerous (malignant) tumors. Other structures of the body are connected, supported and surrounded by soft tissues. The nerves, muscle, lining of the joints (synovial tissues), fat and tendons are included in the soft tissues. In these areas, different types of soft tissue sarcomas may occur. However, soft tissue sarcomas are not common. All soft tissue sarcomas cause ... more

Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

An imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone causes swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, a condition known as gynecomastia. Normal changes in hormone levels, as well as other reasons lead to the development of gynecomastia in newborns, boys going through puberty and older men.   Although gynecomastia could be difficult to cope with, however, it's not a serious problem. Boys and men who have gynecomastia ... more

Horner Syndrome

Horner Syndrome

When the nerves that travel from the brain to the eyes and face are damaged, a rare disorder known as Horner syndrome occurs. Usually, only one side of the face is affected by Horner syndrome. A drooping eyelid, decreased eye pupil size and decreased sweating on the affected side of the face are some of the characteristics of this syndrome. Horner syndrome is a sign of another medical problem, such as a tumor, spinal cord injury or ... more

Egg allergy

Egg allergy

One of the most allergy-causing foods is eggs. Even though egg allergy is more common in children, but it could also occur in adults. Most children, by the time they’re five years old, outgrow their egg allergy.   Typically, allergic reactions occur a few minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs. Hives, skin rashes, vomiting and inflamed nasal passages are some of the signs and symptoms of an egg ... more

Hypercalcemia

Hypercalcemia

The condition in which the calcium level in the blood is above normal is called hypercalcemia. Calcium is needed for bone formation, and it plays an important role in contracting muscles, ensuring that the nerves and brain function properly and releasing hormones. However, these processes could be affected by high calcium levels. Overactivity in one or more of the parathyroid glands that regulate calcium is the main cause of ... 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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