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Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism)

Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism)

In case a testicle doesn’t move into its appropriate position in the scrotum, which is the bag of skin hanging behind the penis before the birth of a baby boy, it becomes known as an undescended testicle or cryptorchidism.   In baby boys who are born prematurely, or before 37 weeks, an undescneded testicle is more common. About 2 to 5% of boys are born with one or two undescended testicles, but having two undescended ... more

Ringworm (Body)

Ringworm (Body)

Ringworm is a fungal infection that develops on the top layer of the skin; ringworm of the body is one of its several forms. This condition is characterized by a red, itchy circular rash with healthy-looking skin in the middle. The name of ringworm has nothing to do with an actual worm under the skin; however, it comes from the characteristic ring that can appear. Ringworm of the body is also called tinea corporis and is closely related ... more

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

As the name implies, playing tennis may cause this condition (lateral epicondylitis); but there are many other causes for tennis elbow, which is one of many conditions resulting from increased workload.   Lateral epicondylitis occurs in general at the point of attachment of tendons of the forearm muscles to the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow, resulting in pain in the elbow that spreads down to the wrist. Most of ... more

Peptic Ulcer

Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcers are open sores growing on the inner lining of the stomach, esophagus or upper small intestine. Abdominal pain is this condition’s most common symptom. Not long ago, lifestyle factors were thought to be causing most peptic ulcers, such as a stressful job or eating too much spicy foods. But now, it has been discovered that most peptic ulcers are mainly caused by bacterial infections or some ... more

Tension Headache

Tension Headache

Medically known as tension-type headache, it is one of the most common types of headache, but its causes are not yet identified precisely. Generally, it is a mild to moderate distributed pain, which gives the feeling of a tight band around the head, as per the testimony of many patients.   Judging by the nature of the pain, one can assume that muscle contractions are the cause of the pain, but experts disagree with this opinion. ... more

Farsightedness

Farsightedness

Hyperopia, which is also known as farsightedness, is a common vision condition in which objects nearby may be blurry, while the objects in the distance are clear.   Someone's focusing ability will be determined by the degree of their farsightedness. Usually, people who have severe farsightedness only see objects that are at a great distance away. However, those who have mild farsightedness could see objects that are closer. ... 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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