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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

Acute kidney failure

Acute kidney failure

When a kidney suddenly loses the ability of performing its main function, filtering and eliminating excess fluid and electrolytes as well as waste material from the blood, acute kidney failure occurs. In this case, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and waste compile in the body.   This failure is most common in people who are already hospitalized, particularly people who need intensive care. This condition usually occurs ... more

Vaginal atrophy

Vaginal atrophy

The inflammation and thinning of the vaginal walls due to a decline in estrogen is a condition called vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis). Vaginal atrophy usually grows during breast-feeding or takes place after menopause, or at any other time the body’s estrogen production declines. Vaginal intercourse is painful for many women with vaginal atrophy naturally leading to a lack of interest in sex. Additionally, healthy genital ... more

Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial illness transmitted by ticks, which causes flu-like symptoms. Anaplasmosis, another tick-borne infection, is closely related to ehrlichiosis. However, these two illnesses have distinct differences and are caused by different microorganisms.   Within a week or two of a tick bite, the signs and symptoms of ehrlichiosis will appear which could range from mild body aches to severe fever. This illness ... more

Hay fever

Hay fever

Also called allergic rhinitis, hay fever causes cold-like symptoms including congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing and a runny nose. However, hay fever is caused by an allergic response to indoor or outdoor airborne allergens such as pollen, dust mites or pet dander, while a cold is caused by a virus. For some people, hay fever could get worse at certain times of the year, mostly in the spring, summer or fall. Other people have hay fever ... more

Acute liver failure

Acute liver failure

Liver failure often develops slowly over the course of years, usually due to long term alcohol use or infection with the hepatitis virus, but acute liver failure can develop in a matter of days. It occurs when the liver rapidly loses its ability to function. This is a medical emergency that usually follows a acetaminophen overdose. An acute liver failure less commonly results from a viral infection, poisoning or an underlying condition ... 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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