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Laryngitis

Laryngitis

Due to overuse, irritation or infection, laryngitis may occur, which is an inflammation of the voice box (larynx). The vocal cords, which are two folds of mucous membrane covering muscle and cartilage, are located inside the larynx.   The vocal cords open and close smoothly in normal cases, forming sounds through their movement and vibration. These vocal cords become inflamed and irritated in laryngitis. The swelling will cause ... more

Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures

The tiny cracks in a bone are called stress fractures and are caused when force is repeatedly applied, usually by overuse, such as running long distances or repeatedly jumping up and down. Additionally, when a normal bone has been weakened by osteoporosis or other conditions, stress fractures may also result. The weight-bearing bones of the lower leg and foot are the bones that develop stress fractures most commonly. Stress fractures may ... 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

Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome disorder is caused by damage to the small blood vessels called glomeruli in the kidneys that filter waste and excess water from blood; these small blood vessels keep blood protein from seeping into the urine and out of the body when they are healthy, but they do not perform this function effectively when they are damaged and protein can leak out of the blood and lead to edema.   Taking medications and treating ... more

Changes in Urine Color

Changes in Urine Color

The concentration or dilution of the urine, as well as the pigment called urochrome determines the color of the urine. But the normal color of urine ranges from pale yellow to deep amber. However, B vitamins turn the color of the urine to green, carrot juice can tint it orange and porphyria, which is a disease that affects the skin and nervous system, turn the color of urine to port wine. This means that the color of the urine may not always ... more

Mammary duct ectasia

Mammary duct ectasia

When a milk duct beneath the nipple becomes blocked or clogged, mammary duct ectasia occurs. Mammary duct ectasia is not a sign of or a risk factor for breast cancer, though it's normal to worry about changes in the breasts.   In women in their 40s and 50s, mammary duct ectasia affects as many as one in four women during or after menopause. Some women may have nipple discharge and tenderness or inflammation near the nipple ... 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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