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Bunions

Bunions

The abnormal bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe is called a bunion. In this condition, the big toe is forced to crowd against the other toes because its joint becomes enlarged. The pressure on the big toe joint pushes it outward beyond the normal profile of the foot and results in pain. Wearing shoes that fit too tightly is one of the common causes of bunions. Some of the other causes are inherited structural defect; ... more

Acute kidney failure

Acute kidney failure

When a kidney suddenly loses the ability of performing its main function, filtering and eliminating excess fluid and electrolytes as well as waste material from the blood, acute kidney failure occurs. In this case, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and waste compile in the body.   This failure is most common in people who are already hospitalized, particularly people who need intensive care. This condition usually occurs ... more

Pseudotumor cerebri

Pseudotumor cerebri

When pressure inside the skull (intracranial pressure) is increased without there being any specific reason behind it a condition known as pseudotumor cerebri (SOO-doh-too-mur SER-uh-bry) takes place. Symptoms are similar to those of a brain tumor but without a tumor’s existence. This condition most commonly takes place in obese women of childbearing age, even though it might affect children and adults as well. If increased ... more

Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Cramps

"Dysmenorrhea" is the medical term for menstrual cramps that women deal with. The throbbing, dull or cramping pains in the lower abdomen are menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps are experienced by many women just before and during their menstrual periods. The discomfort can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities for a few days every month for some women. But for others, it may be merely annoying. Usually, ... more

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence

The loss of bladder control is a common and embarrassing problem known as urinary incontinence. This condition varies in its severity. At the mildest cases, it may be an occasional leakage when a person sneezes or coughs, but at the most severe cases, it may be such a sudden and strong urge to urinate, that the person may not be able to reach the toilet.   A person with urinary incontinence should see a doctor, especially if the ... more

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild Cognitive Impairment

The transition stage between the cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious problems caused by Alzheimer's disease is called mild cognitive impairment. Many areas of thought and action can be affected by the disorder, such as judgment, reading, writing, reasoning, attention and language. However, memory problems can be caused by the most common variety of mild cognitive impairment. Although some people with mild ... 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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