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Common Warts

Common Warts

 Common warts are noncancerous skin growths the outcome of a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus results in a quick growth of cells on the outer layer of the skin which are different from moles. Actually, they’re often harmless and usually go away on their own. But common warts tend to be bothersome or embarrassing, and might need treatment to remove them.  Common warts often grow on hands or fingers. ... more

Thrombocythemia

Thrombocythemia

Also known as primary or essential thrombocythemia, Thrombocythemia is a rare disorder in which the body produces too many platelets (thrombocytes). Thrombocythemia is more common in women above the age of 50. The disease often doesn’t cause any symptoms, but sometimes patients with thrombocythemia develop abnormal blood clots or have mild bleedings. Actually, there is no need for treatment if the patient is not experiencing ... more

Hearing loss

Hearing loss

The gradual hearing loss that occurs as a person ages (presbycusis) is quite common. Heredity and chronic exposure to loud noises are believed to be the main factors that contribute to hearing loss over time. Earwax blockage or other factors could prevent a person's ears from conducting sounds as well as they should. Although hearing loss cannot be reversed, however, a person can with a doctor or hearing specialist to improve their ... more

ACL injury

ACL injury

The tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee is called an ACL injury. The knee of a person with ACL injury may feel unstable or loose. If a person returns to sport too quickly, their knee may become too weak to function well. The anterior cruciate ligament is especially susceptible to the demands of certain sports, such as basketball, football, gymnastics, soccer and volleyball. Despite the fact that an active lifestyle is ... more

Syphilis

Syphilis

The bacterial infection that starts as a painless sore on the genitals, mouth or other parts of the body and spreads by sexual contact is known as syphilis. Syphilis can cause some serious complications, such as making people more vulnerable to HIV. It progresses in stages. Syphilis can be cured with antibiotics in case it is caught early, however, it can damage the heart and brain if left ... more

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, which is common in young children, is a mild but contagious viral infection. The most common cause of hand-foot-and-mouth disease is coxsackievirus. This disease is marked by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet.   Hand-foot-and-mouth disease doesn't have a specific treatment. By practicing good hygiene, such as washing hands often and thoroughly, the risks of being infected with ... 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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