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Gout

Gout

Gout, also known as gouty arthritis, is a form of arthritis that is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints. If someone has gout, their big toe may feel hot, swollen and so tender that even the slightest weight on it may seem intolerable.   Gout is a complex disorder that can affect anyone. Although women become increasingly susceptible to it after menopause, but in general, men are more ... more

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction that is severe and potentially life-threatening and can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something that a person is allergic to, such as the venom from a bee sting. A person can go into shock as a result of the flood of chemicals released by their immune system during anaphylaxis. Their blood pressure will drop and their airways will narrow, blocking normal breathing. Some of the causes ... more

Encopresis

Encopresis

When a child resists having bowel movements causing impacted stool to collect in the colon and rectum, encopresis occurs, which is also called stool holding. When the child’s colon is full of impacted stool, liquid stool can leak around the impacted stool and out of the anus, staining the child’s underwear.   In some rare cases encopresis could be the result of developmental and emotional issues; however, it is ... more

Diabetic Hyperosmolar Syndrome

Diabetic Hyperosmolar Syndrome

Diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome occurs when a person with type 2 diabetes doesn’t follow a treatment plan and his/her blood sugar level tops 33 millimoles per liter (mmol/L) or 600 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). The blood will become thick and syrupy in case the blood sugar gets this high. The excess sugar will pass from the blood into the urine, triggering a filtering process that draws massive amounts of fluid from the body. Prompt ... more

Ringworm (Body)

Ringworm (Body)

Ringworm is a fungal infection that develops on the top layer of the skin; ringworm of the body is one of its several forms. This condition is characterized by a red, itchy circular rash with healthy-looking skin in the middle. The name of ringworm has nothing to do with an actual worm under the skin; however, it comes from the characteristic ring that can appear. Ringworm of the body is also called tinea corporis and is closely related ... more

Salivary gland cancer

Salivary gland cancer

The cancer that occurs in one of the salivary glands in the mouth, throat or neck is called salivary gland cancer. This type of cancer is rare.   A family history of salivary gland cancer, exposure to radiation and tobacco use could increase someone’s risk of this cancer. However, its exact cause is still not known.   People should pay attention to possible signs and symptoms, such as a painless lump, because ... 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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