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Sprained ankle

Sprained ankle

In some cases, a roll, twist or turn of the ankle in an awkward way may cause it to become sprained. This happens when the abnormal movement stretches or tears the ligaments that help in holding the ankle together. When the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion, a sprained ankle occurs. Ligaments are the tough and elastic bands of fibrous tissue that connect one bone to the other and prevent excessive movement by ... more

Kleptomania

Kleptomania

Kleptomania, which is a very real and serious mental health disorder that could tear a person’s life apart if not treated, is the irresistible urge to steal things that are not needed and that are of little value.   People that suffer from kleptomania are aware that their actions are harmful; however, the urge to steal is so powerful that they can't resist it. Kleptomania is a type of impulse control disorder in which ... more

Dandruff

Dandruff

Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition characterized by itching and peeling of the skin on the scalp. Even though dandruff is neither catching nor serious, but sometimes it could be difficult to treat and it may pose serious difficulty and embarrassment to some people.    The good thing is that dandruff is controllable. Mild cases need nothing but daily shampooing with a gentle cleanser. However, medical shampoos will ... more

Ringworm (Scalp)

Ringworm (Scalp)

Ringworm is a fungal infection that develops on the top layer of the skin; one of its several forms is ringworm. Causing red, itchy, bald-looking patches on the scalp, ringworm of the scalp is most common in toddlers and school-age children. Ringworm of the scalp is also called tinea capitis and is closely related to other fungal infections with similar names, such as: Jock itch (tinea cruris): Inner upper thighs, buttocks and ... more

Periodontitis

Periodontitis

The soft tissue and bone that support the teeth are destroyed in a serious gum infection called periodontitis. This condition could result in tooth loss or worse, a high risk of heart attack or stroke among other serious health problems. Periodontitis is typical but easily preventable, often caused by a poor oral hygiene. The chance of developing periodontitis could be greatly decreased by daily brushing, flossing and professional dental ... more

Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary edema

When too much fluid accumulates in numerous air sacs in the lungs pulmonary edema outcomes, and breathing might become quite tough. Heart problems mostly are the reason behind pulmonary edema’s occurrence, but there might be other causes as well, such as pneumonia, exercising or living at high elevations and exposure to some toxins and medications. Prompt care might be needed for pulmonary edema that abruptly takes place (acute) for ... 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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