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Male breast cancer

Male breast cancer

Just like women, men also have breast tissue that can undergo cancerous changes. Any man can develop breast cancer despite the fact that women are about 100 times more likely to get breast cancer. Between the ages of 60 and 70, male breast cancer is most common.   The prognosis for breast cancer in men is the same as for breast cancer in women. Male breast cancer used to be diagnosed at a more advanced stage, which may have led ... more

Carcinoid syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome

When a rare cancerous tumor called a carcinoid tumor secretes certain chemicals into the bloodstream causing a variety of symptoms, carcinoid syndrome occurs. In the lungs, gastrointestinal tract or, rarely, in the ovaries, are the places where carcinoid tumors occur most commonly.   A person usually won’t experience symptoms until carcinoid tumors are quite advanced because they generally grow slowly. Through a test for ... more

Bundle Branch Block

Bundle Branch Block

When there’s a delay or obstruction along the pathway that electrical impulses travel to make the heart beat, bundle branch block occurs, which is usually a sign of another underlying heart problem and develops in people who appear healthy. The electrical impulses that make the heart beat could be slowed or blocked due to injury or damage to the heart muscle or blockage of a blood vessel in the heart. This interference could cause ... more

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome

When the legs feel extremely uncomfortable while one is sitting or lying down, it's a condition called restless legs syndrome. The unpleasant feeling of restless legs syndrome goes away temporarily when getting up and moving around. The condition makes the patient feel like standing and moving. RLS affects both sexes, may worsen as the patient gets older and can begin at any age. Restless legs syndrome can disrupt sleep, which causes ... more

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

This disease occurs when the blood vessels or the nerves passing through the thoracic outlet, which is the space between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib, become compressed, resulting in a group of disorders characterized by numbness of fingers and pain in the shoulders and neck.   Sometimes it is not possible to identify the exact cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, but it can by repetitive injuries as result of ... more

Mesenteric Lymphadenitis

Mesenteric Lymphadenitis

The collections of cells that play a key role in the body's ability to fight off illness are the lymph nodes. When the lymph nodes found in a membrane that attaches the intestine to the abdominal wall (mesentery) become inflamed, usually as a result of an intestinal infection, mesenteric lymphadenitis occurs. Mesenteric lymphadenitis occurs mainly in children and teens, and it often mimics the signs and symptoms of appendicitis. ... 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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