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Jellyfish sting

Jellyfish sting

Jellyfish stings are a common problem to divers and swimmers. Jellyfish are found in all of the world's oceans with trailing tentacles that contain thousands of tiny barbed stingers; their stings could range from mild to severe. Some jellyfish are harmless to humans, while others are very poisonous and even the smallest stings could cause severe pain and irritation. Even though some types of jellyfish stings could be more severe and ... more

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

The virus that causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract is called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This virus is very common to the extent that most children are infected with it by the age of 2. Adults can also be infected by respairatory syncytial virus. The symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus are mild and typically mimic the common cold in adults and older, healthy children. Usually, all that's needed to relieve ... more

Enlarged Liver

Enlarged Liver

An enlarged liver is referred to as hepatomegaly. Normally, the liver of an adult is about the size of a small football, however, in some cases, it could become enlarged.   An enlarged liver is a sign of an underlying problem, including cancer, congestive heart failure or hepatitis. However, an enlarged liver itself is not a disease. Treatment for this condition will be based on its underlying cause. ... more

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a childhood condition that is associated with a temporary loss of blood supply to part of the hip joint. A process could occur without adequate blood flow, in which the bone becomes unstable, breaks easily and heals poorly.   Even though this condition could sometimes occur in both hips, but it usually affects only one hip. This disease is most common among boys between the ages of 4 and 8, but it ... more

Sprains and strains

Sprains and strains

Even though sprains and strains are common injuries that involve different parts of the body, however, they share similar signs and symptoms. The lower back and the hamstring muscle in the back of the thigh are the places where strains occur most commonly. When a muscle or tendon, which is a fibrous cord of tissue that connects muscles to bones, become stretched or torn, a strain occurs. A sprain most commonly occurs in the ankle. ... more

IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease) (Ig A Glomerulonephritis)

IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease) (Ig A Glomerulonephritis)

When an antibody called IgA lodges in the kidney hampering its ability to filter waste and excess water from the blood, a common kidney disease called IgA nephropathy or Berger’s disease occurs. This disease can contribute to blood and protein in the urine with time as well as swollen hands, feet and elevated blood pressure.   This disease doesn’t have a cure though some medications help in slowing its course. IgA ... 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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