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Shingles

Shingles

The viral infection that causes a painful rash is known as shingles. It usually appears as a band of blisters that wraps from the middle of the back around one side of the chest to the breastbone, but in some cases, the shingles rash may develop around one eye or on one side of the neck or face. However, it could occur anywhere on the body. The same virus that causes chickenpox, which is the varicella-zoster virus, also causes shingles. ... more

Baby acne

Baby acne

Although baby acne isn’t pretty, but it’s common and temporary. Many newborns develop acne on their forehead, cheeks and chin. Because there isn’t much someone can do to prevent baby acne, not doing anything at all is the best ... more

Exercise Headaches

Exercise Headaches

These headaches occur during or after sustained, strenuous exercise. Tennis, swimming, rowing, weightlifting and running are the activities most commonly associated with exercise headaches. Exercise headaches are divided into two categories. Primary exercise headaches are usually harmless, because they are not connected to any underlying problems. However, secondary exercise headaches are usually caused by an underlying and serious ... more

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A (Caused by hepatitis virus A), also known as infectious hepatitis, is a highly contagious liver infection. This disease is one of the several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation, affecting the liver's ability to function. Contaminated food or water, or a close contact with someone who's already infected are the most common ways of contracting hepatitis A. Most infected people recover completely with no ... more

Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia

Pain in the area around the opening of the vagina (vulva) is a condition called vulvodynia. Sitting still for a long time or even having sex may become impossible due to the pain, burning or irritation that is related with vulvodynia. The condition could linger for months or even years. There are many reasons explaining why experts believe vulvodynia is underreported. It may be either because of the reluctance of many women to talk about ... more

Neurodermatitis

Neurodermatitis

Neurodermatitis, also called scratch dermatitis or lichen simplex chronicus, is a persistent skin condition that could cause the affected skin to become thick and wrinkled. When a patch of skin itches, people scratch it and scratching makes the area itchier; ultimately, people might scratch simply out of habit and this cycle of chronic itching and scratching is a symptom of neurodermatitis.   Neurodermatitis is not serious, but ... 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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