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Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease

The inflammatory infectious condition that is caused by a parasite found in the feces of the reduviid bug is referred to as Chagas disease. Chagas disease is diagnosed most often in children, though it can infect anyone. Serious digestive and heart problems can be caused by untreated Chagas disease. Killing the parasite and managing signs and symptoms are the goals of treatment of Chagas disease. Additionally, this infection can be ... more

Sacroiliitis

Sacroiliitis

The inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints that connect the lower spine and pelvis is called sacroiliitis. In case someone has sacroiliitis, the smallest movement of the spine will cause pain or make the person extremely uncomfortable.   Diagnosing sacroiliitis could be difficult because this condition could be mistaken for other causes of low back pain, such as a herniated disk, strained muscles or sciatica. A ... more

Osteomalacia

Osteomalacia

Vitamin D deficiency often results in softening of the bones, a condition called osteomalacia. In children, this condition is named rickets. The likelihood of soft bones to bow and fracture are more than those of harder, healthy bones. Osteoporosis is a bone disorder that contributes to bone fractures; osteomalacia is not the same as osteoporosis. A weakening of previously constructed bone is the cause of osteoporosis, while a defect in the ... more

Mosquito Bites

Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites can sometimes transmit serious diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever and West Nile virus. The risk of being bothered by mosquito bites is high, although the risk of getting diseases from mosquito bites is low. Mosquitoes are most prevalent at dawn and dusk. However, no matter what time of day it is, people can take steps to keep pesky mosquitoes at bay. There are treatments to ease the itch in the case of getting ... more

Soy Allergy

Soy Allergy

One of the foods that frequently cause allergies in children is soy, a product of soybeans. Usually, a reaction to a soy-based infant formula is how soy allergy starts. Soy allergy may persist, and is becoming more common in adults, but usually, by the age of 3 most children outgrow their allergy. Even though in some rare cases a life-threatening allergic reaction called an anaphylaxis may be caused by soy allergy, but usually, the signs ... more

ACL injury

ACL injury

The tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee is called an ACL injury. The knee of a person with ACL injury may feel unstable or loose. If a person returns to sport too quickly, their knee may become too weak to function well. The anterior cruciate ligament is especially susceptible to the demands of certain sports, such as basketball, football, gymnastics, soccer and volleyball. Despite the fact that an active lifestyle is ... 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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