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Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic cysts are abnormal pockets of fluid, which have the shape of sacs, located on or within the pancreas. The cysts might be somehow disturbing for patients, but they should be reassured that these cysts are not cancerous; they even do not lead to symptoms in most cases.   Despite the name, many pancreatic cysts aren't considered real cysts. That is because the cells of these pockets of fluids do not fall in the same ... more

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder related to fear, in which a person fears being in places where it may be difficult or embarrassing to get out quickly, or where they may have a panic attack and can't get help. Because of this, a person with agoraphobia avoids places where they think they may have a panic attack or panic-like symptoms.   Commonly feared places and situations are elevators, lines, driving, airplanes, ... more

Uterine prolapse

Uterine prolapse

When the uterus descends from its normal position in the pelvis farther down into the vagina, it is a condition called uterine prolapse. In normal cases, the muscles and ligaments that make up the pelvic floor hold the uterus in its place. However, when these ligaments and muscles become stretched and weakened, they won't provide an adequate support for the uterus. This will cause the uterus to descend into the vaginal canal. In most ... more

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

A group of inherited disorders called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) affect the connective tissues, primarily the skin, joints and blood vessel walls. In the case of EDS the production of collagen is disrupted by genetic mutations. This collagen is a chief component of connective tissue.   This syndrome is not common. It occurs in six major types, all of which affect the joints and most of them also affect the skin. Flexible ... more

Hypercalcemia

Hypercalcemia

The condition in which the calcium level in the blood is above normal is called hypercalcemia. Calcium is needed for bone formation, and it plays an important role in contracting muscles, ensuring that the nerves and brain function properly and releasing hormones. However, these processes could be affected by high calcium levels. Overactivity in one or more of the parathyroid glands that regulate calcium is the main cause of ... more

Fibrous dysplasia

Fibrous dysplasia

This is a bone disorder in which scar-like (fibrous) tissue develops in place of normal bone and as the bone grows, the softer fibrous tissue expands and weakens the bone. The affected bone could deform and become brittle because of fibrous dysplasia.   Usually, no signs or symptoms are caused by mild cases of fibrous dysplasia. However, bone pain and deformity that usually develops before the age of 15 could be the result of ... 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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