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Hairy cell leukemia

Hairy cell leukemia

In hairy cell leukemia, the bone marrow makes too many B cells (lymphocytes), which is a type of white blood cells that fights infection. Hairy cell leukemia is a rare, slow-growing cancer of blood. The excess B cells are abnormal, and due to fine projections (villi) from their surface, they look "hairy" under the microscope. Fewer healthy white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets are produced once the number of leukemia ... more

Osgood-Schlatter disease (osteochondrosis of the tibial tuberosity)

Osgood-Schlatter disease (osteochondrosis of the tibial tuberosity)

In children experiencing growth spurts during puberty, Osgood-Schlatter disease causes a painful lump below the kneecap. Children that participate in sports that involve jumping, swift changes of direction and running, such as in ballet, football, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, figure skating and soccer, are the ones that usually develop this disease. Even though this disease is more common in boys, but as more girls are becoming ... more

Parkinson's Disease (Paralysis Agitans)

Parkinson's Disease (Paralysis Agitans)

Parkinson's disease starts as a mild tremor in just one hand, then it starts its gradual development. This disease can also commonly result in a slowing or freezing of movement; but the most known sign of the disease is still the tremor. In the case of having the condition, a patient's face ceases to show expressions and his/her arms remain still while walking. A mumbling of speech is also common. These symptoms deteriorate along with ... more

Blood in urine (hematuria)

Blood in urine (hematuria)

Hematuria is the condition in which there's blood in the urine. This condition isn't always serious, despite the fact that it may make a person anxious. Arduous exercising might be one of the causes of this condition, and so can a number of common drugs, including aspirin. However, urinary bleeding could sometimes be a serious disorder. The two kinds of hematuria are: Gross Hematuria: In this type, the blood is visible ... more

Vasculitis

Vasculitis

Also called angiitis and arteritis, vasculitis is the inflammation of blood vessels. Vasculitis has several types. Changes in the walls of the blood vessels, including thickening, weakening, scarring and narrowing results from Vasculitits. Organ and tissue damage, even death could result from the shortage of blood. Vasculitis could be short term (acute) or long term (chronic) and it could be so severe that the tissues and organs supplied by ... more

Retrograde Ejaculation

Retrograde Ejaculation

When semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis during orgasm, retrograde ejaculation occurs. The patient may ejaculate very little or no semen, although he still reaches sexual climax. This is called a dry orgasm. Retrograde ejaculation can cause male infertility but it isn't harmful. Health conditions, medications or surgeries that affect the nerves or muscles that control the bladder opening can cause ... 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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