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Bird flu (avian influenza)

Bird flu (avian influenza)

Hundreds of millions of wild and domestic birds along with a small number of people died due to bird flu. However, now it’s difficult for people to get this disease. Most cases of people having bird flu symptoms had close contact with sick birds. Yet, a few cases passed from one person to another. Health officials worry that a major bird flu crisis might occur to humans if the virus— H5N1 —changes into a more easy-spreading ... more

Complicated Grief

Complicated Grief

One of the most unfortunate common experiences people face is losing a loved one. People mostly experience normal grief and bereavement endure a period of sorrow, numbness and even anger and guilt, followed by a gradual fading of these feeling as they accept their loss and move forward. However, for some people this normal grief reaction becomes much more complicated, weakening and painful, or what’s known as complicated grief. ... more

Varicocele

Varicocele

A varicocele resembles a varicose vein that could occur in the leg. A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins within the scrotum, the loose bag holding the testicles. Even though not all varicoceles affect sperm production, still they are a common cause of decreased sperm quality and low sperm production. Shrinking of the testicles may also result from varicoceles. Luckily, most varicoceles can be easily diagnosed and can be surgically ... more

Cavities/tooth decay

Cavities/tooth decay

The decayed areas of the teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes are called cavities. A combination of factors that include not cleaning the teeth well, sipping sugary drinks and frequent snacking, is the cause of these cavities, which are called tooth decay or caries.   One of the most common health problems around the world is cavities and tooth decay. Anyone who has teeth can get cavities, including infants and older ... more

Obesity

Obesity

Obesity means having an inordinate amount of body fat. Obesity is not only a cosmetic concern because it also increases the risk of diseases and health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes. In order to determine whether a person is obese or not, doctors usually use a pattern called the body mass index (BMI) based on the person’s height and weight. Adults with a BMI of over 30 are considered obese. When a person has a BMI of ... more

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

The virus that causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract is called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This virus is very common to the extent that most children are infected with it by the age of 2. Adults can also be infected by respairatory syncytial virus. The symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus are mild and typically mimic the common cold in adults and older, healthy children. Usually, all that's needed to relieve ... 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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