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Fibroadenoma

Fibroadenoma

A fibroadenoma is a solid, noncancerous tumor, which usually occurs in women during their reproductive years. A fibroadenoma, is a firm, smooth, rubbery or hard lump with a well-defined shape that is painless and moves easily under the skin when touched. Fibroadenomas are usually common among women in their 20s and 30s.   In premenopausal women, fibroadenomas are one of the most common breast lumps. Fibroadenomas, which usually ... more

Sprained ankle

Sprained ankle

In some cases, a roll, twist or turn of the ankle in an awkward way may cause it to become sprained. This happens when the abnormal movement stretches or tears the ligaments that help in holding the ankle together. When the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion, a sprained ankle occurs. Ligaments are the tough and elastic bands of fibrous tissue that connect one bone to the other and prevent excessive movement by ... more

Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of skin conditions. Its main characteristic is blistering in response to minor injury, heat or friction from scratching or rubbing. Epidermolysis bullosa has three main types with numerous subtypes, most of which are inherited.   Usually, epidermolysis bullosa affects infants and young children. However, some people with mild forms of this condition don’t develop any signs or symptoms until ... more

Stomach polyps

Stomach polyps

Stomach polyps, which are rare, are usually found when a person is being examined for other reasons. About 1% of people who are undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, a procedure in which the lining of the stomach is examined, are diagnosed with stomach polyps. Stomach polyps have three types that are common, they are: Hyperplastic polyps: More than half of all diagnosed stomach polyps are hyperplastic polyps, about 2% of ... more

Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are tumors on the inside layer of the nasal passages or sinuses that are noncancerous and shaped like teardrops.   Nasal polyps that are small might go imperceptible and cause no problems, but the larger ones could obstruct the nasal sinuses or passages and cause frequent sinus infections, breathing difficulties, a loss of the sense of smell and other problems.   Children with cystic fibrosis often ... more

Dermatographia

Dermatographia

The condition in which raised, red lines are caused in the places where a person scratches his/her skin is called dermatographia. Dermatographia causes redness, itching and swelling similar to hives, making the person ill at ease, despite the fact that it’s not serious.   A person may be recommended taking antihistamines in case his/her symptoms are severe and bothersome. But in most cases, there’s no need for ... 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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