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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

Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails

This condition (ingrown toenail) is a common condition that occurs when a corner or a side of one of the toenails grows into the soft flesh of that toe (usually affects the big toe). One can usually take care of ingrown toenails on their own. Yet, doctor can take steps to relieve the discomfort and help in avoiding complications of an ingrown toenail in case the pain is severe or spreading. One is at high risk of complications from an ... more

Stomach polyps

Stomach polyps

Stomach polyps, which are rare, are usually found when a person is being examined for other reasons. About 1% of people who are undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, a procedure in which the lining of the stomach is examined, are diagnosed with stomach polyps. Stomach polyps have three types that are common, they are: Hyperplastic polyps: More than half of all diagnosed stomach polyps are hyperplastic polyps, about 2% of ... more

Scabies

Scabies

A tiny eight-legged burrowing mite called sarcoptes scabiei causes scabies, which is an itchy condition. Intense itching is caused by the presence of the mite, which becomes especially strong at night when someone’s in bed.   This condition is contagious, and close physical contact causes it to spread in a family, nursing home, school class or a child care group. Usually, entire families or contact groups are recommended ... more

Swimmers' Itch

Swimmers' Itch

Certain parasites that live on waterfowl and freshwater snails cause an itchy rash known as swimmer's itch or cercarial dermatitis. These parasites are usually released into the water, especially in calm freshwater lakes or ponds, on warm and sunny days. These parasites may burrow into the skin of someone who is swimming, where they cause the rash of swimmer's itch. However, they die soon because the human body isn't a ... more

Poor Color Vision

Poor Color Vision

The inability to distinguish certain shades of color is called poor color vision. Although many people call it colorblindness, true colorblindness describes a total lack of color vision. The ability to see only shades of gray is rare. Most people who have poor color vision are unable to tell the difference between some shades of red and green. People with this condition can't distinguish between shades of blue and yellow. In ... 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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