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Sciatica

Sciatica

The longest nerve in the body, which is called the sciatic nerve, runs from the spinal cord to the buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. The pain that radiates along the path of this nerve is called sciatica.   Sciatica is a symptom of another problem that involves the nerve, such as a herniated disk; it isn't a disease in itself. The pain of acute sciatica, which could be considerably uncomfortable, usually ... more

Infertility

Infertility

When a couple is unable to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year, it means that they are infertile. If this is the case with a couple, there might be a chance that something treatable may be interfering with their efforts to have a child. The cause behind infertility may be a single problem in the patient or the partner, or a mix of factors that interfere with the occurrence or continuity of pregnancy. ... 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

Lupus

Lupus

When the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs, lupus occurs, which is a chronic inflammatory disease. The skin, joints, blood cells, kidneys, lung, heart and other body systems could be affected by the inflammation caused by lupus. The four types of lupus are:   Systemic lupus erythemaosus Discoid lupus erythematosus Drug-induced lupus erythematosus Neonatal lupus The ... more

IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease) (Ig A Glomerulonephritis)

IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease) (Ig A Glomerulonephritis)

When an antibody called IgA lodges in the kidney hampering its ability to filter waste and excess water from the blood, a common kidney disease called IgA nephropathy or Berger’s disease occurs. This disease can contribute to blood and protein in the urine with time as well as swollen hands, feet and elevated blood pressure.   This disease doesn’t have a cure though some medications help in slowing its course. IgA ... more

Hay fever

Hay fever

Also called allergic rhinitis, hay fever causes cold-like symptoms including congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing and a runny nose. However, hay fever is caused by an allergic response to indoor or outdoor airborne allergens such as pollen, dust mites or pet dander, while a cold is caused by a virus. For some people, hay fever could get worse at certain times of the year, mostly in the spring, summer or fall. Other people have hay fever ... 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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