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Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder. The term “concussion” means having a mild traumatic brain injury often taking place right after a blow to the head.  A combination of post-concussion symptoms may last for weeks and sometimes even months after the injury resulted in the concussion, such as headaches and dizziness. Losing consciousness doesn’t mean having a concussion or post-concussion syndrome, ... more

Goiter

Goiter

Located at the base of the neck just below Adam's apple, the thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland. When the thyroid gland grows larger than normal, it means that a person has a condition called goiter. Although painless, a large goiter could cause a cough and make it difficult to swallow or breathe.   A lack of iodine in the diet is the most common cause of goiter worldwide. This condition could also be due to nodules that ... more

Lichen nitidus

Lichen nitidus

Lichen nitidus consists of tiny, skin-colored bumps (papules) that usually appear in clusters on the surface of the skin, particularly on the trunk and upper extremities. It is rare and noncancerous. Its exact cause is still not known.   Usually, lichen nitidus affects children and young adults, but it could develop in anyone. Though this condition is annoying, but it is harmless. Over time, lichen nitidus usually disappears, ... more

Menopause

Menopause

The permanent end of menstruation and fertility, defined as occurring 12 months after the last menstrual period, is called menopause.   The emotional and physical symptoms of menopause can disrupt a woman's sleep, sap her energy and, at least indirectly, trigger feelings of sadness and loss, even though menopause is a natural biological process, not a medical illness.   For emotional symptoms, mistaken beliefs ... more

Diabetic Coma

Diabetic Coma

By definition, coma is a state of unconsciousness. One of the serious and life-threatening complications of diabetes is a diabetic coma. A diabetic coma may be the result of a dangerously high hyperglycemia or a dangerously low hypoglycemia in a person with diabetes. Lapsing into a diabetic coma doesn’t mean a person is dead, but mainly that he/she won’t be able to awaken or respond purposefully to sights, sounds, or other kinds ... more

Malaria

Malaria

Malaria is an infectious disease that is caused by a parasite that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Recurrent attacks of chills and fever may be caused by malaria, which can be fatal.   Malaria is still prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America and Central America; however, it has been virtually eradicated in countries with temperate climates. Malaria remains one of the ... 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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