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Hip Labral Tear

Hip Labral Tear

The ring of soft tissue that follows the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint is affected by a hip labral tear. This ridge of cartilage, the labrum, works a little like a suction cup to help hold the hip joint together. People who are at a higher risk of developing a hip labral tear are athletes who participate in sports like soccer, ballet, ice hockey and golfing. A hip labral tear could also be due to structural abnormalities of ... more

Airplane Ear

Airplane Ear

When the airplane is climbing at the beginning of a flight or when it is descending at the end of the flight a person may experience airplane ear (also called barotitis media, barotrauma or aerotitis media), due to the fast changes in altitude and the stress exerted on the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and other middle ear tissues when the air pressure in the middle ear becomes different from the air pressure in the environment. ... more

Keratoconus

Keratoconus

When the clear dome-shaped surface of the eye, the cornea, thins out and starts to form cone-shaped bulge in the front of the eye, keratoconus occurs. A cone-shaped cornea causes headaches from eyestrain, blurred vision and may cause increased sensitivity to light and glare.   Usually, keratoconus begins during puberty or late teens, and then progresses over about 10 years. This disease usually affects both ... more

Epidermoid Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts)

Epidermoid Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts)

The small bumps that develop just beneath the skin on the face, neck, trunk and sometimes the genital area are called epidermoid cysts, which are painless and slow-growing. Even though epidermoid cysts are usually referred to as sebaceous cysts, however, real sebaceous cysts are much less common than epidermoid cysts.   Epidermoid cysts are surgically removed when they rupture, become infected, or if they’re a cosmetic ... more

Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Though sexual expression is a natural part of a well-rounded life, compulsive sexual behavior occurs when a person becomes obsessed with sexual thoughts, feelings or behaviors affecting their health, job, relationships or other parts of their life. Compulsive sexual behavior, sometimes called hypersexuality, nymphomania or sexual addiction, might involve a naturally enjoyable sexual experience that becomes an obsession. This condition ... more

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder identified by sudden strike of sleep and irresistible daytime drowsiness.   Narcolepsy can cause serious disorders in daily routine because people with narcolepsy often find it, regardless of the conditions, difficult to stay awake for long times.   Some people incorrectly link symptoms of narcolepsy to simple lack of sleep, fainting, seizure disorders, depression or other ... 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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