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Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic cysts are abnormal pockets of fluid, which have the shape of sacs, located on or within the pancreas. The cysts might be somehow disturbing for patients, but they should be reassured that these cysts are not cancerous; they even do not lead to symptoms in most cases.   Despite the name, many pancreatic cysts aren't considered real cysts. That is because the cells of these pockets of fluids do not fall in the same ... more

Testicular Torsion

Testicular Torsion

The spermatic cord provides blood flow to the testicle. When a testicle rotates on this cord, a condition called testicular torsion occurs, causing intense pain and swelling. Although males at all ages, even infants and newborns, are susceptible to testicular torsion, but its risks are higher in those below the age of 25.   Emergency treatment is needed in the case of testicular torsion, because early treatment might save the ... more

Lipoma

Lipoma

A slow-growing, fatty tumor that is situated between the skin and the underlying muscle layer is called a lipoma. A lipoma moves readily with slight finger pressure, because of this, it is easy to identify. It is doughy to touch and usually not tender. A person may have several that persist for years. Although lipomas are usually detected in middle age, they could occur at any age. Usually, a lipoma is harmless and it isn't cancer. ... more

Vitamin deficiency anemia

Vitamin deficiency anemia

The body requires vitamins, which are nutrients available in most foods, for several reasons including producing healthy red blood cells. If the person’s body is insufficient in certain key vitamins, he/she could develop vitamin deficiency anemia, which is one of the types of anemia. The body doesn’t make sufficient red blood cells when someone has vitamin deficiency anemia. Oxygen is carried from the lungs to all parts of the ... more

Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)

Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)

Feeling nervous in certain social situations is quite normal. For example, someone may have butterflies in their stomach while giving a presentation. This isn't considered social anxiety disorder. When someone has social anxiety disorder, they will feel extreme fear and self-consciousness during everyday interactions, such as eating with acquaintances, writing a check in public or going to a party with lots of strangers. Having social ... more

Familial Mediterranean fever

Familial Mediterranean fever

Familial Mediterranean fever is a rare disorder in which a person experiences recurrent fevers and painful inflammation of the abdomen, joints and lungs.   FMF is an inherited inflammatory disorder, and even though it could affect people of any ethnic groups, but it usually affects people of Mediterranean origin, such as Armenians, Sephardic Jews, Turks and Arabs.   Usually FMF is diagnosed during childhood. Despite ... 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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