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Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer

In the past, because ovarian cancer usually wasn’t discovered until it had spread to other areas of the body, it used to be called “silent killer”. However, treatment nowadays is more effective thanks to medical advances. New evidence proves that most women might have symptoms even in the early stages, and awareness of symptoms might contribute to earlier detection. About 93% of women with ovarian cancer that is diagnosed in ... more

Vitamin deficiency anemia

Vitamin deficiency anemia

The body requires vitamins, which are nutrients available in most foods, for several reasons including producing healthy red blood cells. If the person’s body is insufficient in certain key vitamins, he/she could develop vitamin deficiency anemia, which is one of the types of anemia. The body doesn’t make sufficient red blood cells when someone has vitamin deficiency anemia. Oxygen is carried from the lungs to all parts of the ... more

Sacroiliitis

Sacroiliitis

The inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints that connect the lower spine and pelvis is called sacroiliitis. In case someone has sacroiliitis, the smallest movement of the spine will cause pain or make the person extremely uncomfortable.   Diagnosing sacroiliitis could be difficult because this condition could be mistaken for other causes of low back pain, such as a herniated disk, strained muscles or sciatica. A ... more

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus

When an obstruction in the brain prevents proper fluid drainage and fluid builds up in the brain, hydrocephalus occurs, which is also known as "water on the brain". Brain damage could result in case the excess fluid compresses the surrounding fragile brain tissue. Hydrocephalus could be fatal when it's left without treatment. Hydrocephalus could be present at birth, or it could develop later in life. This disorder is ... more

Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a widespread skin disease. This disease usually causes rough patches and small acne-like bumps on the arms and on the upper parts of the leg between the hip and the knee (thighs). Keratosis pilaris is not serious and doesn't have long-term health implications or bad effects despite its appearance.   Keratosis pilaris is difficult to treat, so it may be frustrating. To improve the appearance of the skin, ... more

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder

The rare but serious condition in which young children and infants don't establish healthy bonds with parents or caregivers is called reactive attachment disorder.   Abused, neglected, or moved multiple times from one caregiver to another are typical characteristics of a child with reactive attachment disorder. The child never establishes loving and caring attachments with others because his/her basic needs for affection, ... 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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