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Tendinitis

Tendinitis

This is the case of tendon inflammation; tendons are the cords that attach the muscles to the bones and they consist of thick fibers. This condition is most common in the tendons of heels, wrists, elbows and shoulders, but it can happen to any of the body tendons. Problems of tendinitis are named as follows:   Jumper’s knee Swimmer’s shoulder Pitcher’s shoulder Golfer’s ... more

Headaches in children

Headaches in children

Headaches are quite common in children and are usually not serious. Although the symptoms of adults and children may be different, but children could develop migraines, chronic daily headaches or stress-related (tension) headaches just like adults. Sometimes, headaches in children could be due to minor head trauma, an infection or high levels of stress or anxiety. So, parents should pay attention to their child's headache symptoms ... more

Paraneoplastic Syndromes of the Nervous System

Paraneoplastic Syndromes of the Nervous System

Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system in some cases are associated with some types of cancers like lung, breast or ovarian cancer, and they are considered rare disorders. There is some proof that some of these disorders occur when cancer-fighting antibodies mistakenly attack normal cells in the nervous system. Statistically, less than 1% of people who have cancer experience paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system. ... more

Ringworm (Body)

Ringworm (Body)

Ringworm is a fungal infection that develops on the top layer of the skin; ringworm of the body is one of its several forms. This condition is characterized by a red, itchy circular rash with healthy-looking skin in the middle. The name of ringworm has nothing to do with an actual worm under the skin; however, it comes from the characteristic ring that can appear. Ringworm of the body is also called tinea corporis and is closely related ... more

Female sexual dysfunction

Female sexual dysfunction

About 4 in 10 women, at some point in their lives feel that their body is unresponsive during intercourse or they’re just not interested.   A woman probably has female sexual dysfunction in case she has persistent or recurrent problems with sexual response and these problems are making her distressed or straining her relationship with her partner.   There are many possible symptoms and causes of female sexual ... more

Thalassemia

Thalassemia

The condition where the levels of blood cells and hemoglobin are less than normal in the blood is called thalassemia (Mediterranean anemia) and it is an inherited blood disorder. Fewer red blood cells and hemoglobin may lead to fatigue due the fact that they are the elements carrying oxygen in the body. Severe cases of thalassemia need regular blood transfusions along with healthy nutrition to keep up the body energy level, whereas mild cases ... 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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