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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in the spine to fuse together. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched-forward posture. A severe case of ankylosing spondylitis can make it impossible for someone to lift the head high enough to see forward. Ankylosing spondylitis affects men more often than women. Signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis typically ... more

Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin's Disease)

Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin's Disease)

Cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system, is called Hodgkin's lymphoma and was formerly known as Hodgkin's disease. The cells in the lymphatic system grow abnormally in Hodgkin's lymphoma and may spread beyond the lymphatic system. As this disease progresses, it will compromise the body's ability to fight infection. One of the two common types of cancers of the lymphatic system is ... more

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted bacterium. The urethra, rectum and throat of both men and women could be infected with this bacterium. The cervix could also be infected in women. Usually, gonorrhea is contracted during sex. Pregnant women with gonorrhea could also pass it to their babies. This condition usually affects the eyes. By abstaining from sex or using a condom, a person can prevent him/herself from getting ... more

Fuchs' Dystrophy

Fuchs' Dystrophy

In Fuchs' dystrophy, the cornea, the transparent front surface of the eye, is affected. This is a rare condition, which usually occurs as an inherited disorder, the cause of which is still not known.   Usually, excess fluid is prevented from accumulating in the cornea by the cells that line the back surface (endothelium) of the cornea. This helps maintain the cornea its transparency. However, those endotherlial cells slowly ... more

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

This is a chronic skin inflammation characterized by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps or lesions. In most cases the lesions enlarge, break open and drain pus. After several recurrences, scarring may result. Hidradenitis suppurativa develops deep in the skin around oil (sebaceous) glands and hair follicles. It is considered a severe form of acne and the parts of the body that are usually affected are also the ... more

Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. One might either have periods when their psoriasis symptoms get better or go into remission alternating with times the psoriasis gets worse. While psoriasis for certain people might be quite annoying, 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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