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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

Narcissistic personality disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which the patient has little regard for others’ feelings, a deep need for admiration, an inflated sense of own importance and believes to be superior to others. However, a fragile self-esteem that is vulnerable to the slightest criticism lies behind this mask of ultra-confidence.   People with personality disorders have traits that cause them to feel and behave in ... more

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial Lung Disease

In fact, Interstitial lung disease describes a group of disorders, most of which result in progressive scarring of lung tissue. This eventually affects one’s ability to breathe and get sufficient oxygen into the bloodstream. The disorders vary greatly beyond this. When some cases of the Interstitial lung disease is abruptly appear, others mostly develop gradually. Doctors can pinpoint why some cases of interstitial lung disease ... more

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis (a common childhood disease) is a viral or bacterial infection of the tonsils, causing them to swell and become painful. Viral infections are more common and treated with over the counter medications of sore throat. Antibiotics are needed when bacterial infections occur, which are less common. Previously, surgical removal (tonsillectomy) was the common treatment for tonsillitis recurrences; but nowadays, it is the last ... more

Broken Heart Syndrome

Broken Heart Syndrome

Stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one may bring on a temporary heart condition known as broken heart syndrome. This condition causes sudden chest pain, making the person think that they’re having a heart attack. The rush of stress hormones causes the symptoms of this condition. Broken heart syndrome causes cardiomyopathy, which is the temporary enlargement of a part of the heart. This condition is also called ... more

Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Mitral Valve Regurgitation

When the heart's mitral valve doesn't close tightly, allowing blood to flow backward in the heart, mitral valve regurgitation or mitral regurgitation happens. During a normal heartbeat, the mitral valve which is located between the heart's two left chambers, allows blood to flow forward through the heart. Mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence is yet another name of mitral valve regurgitation. Blood can't move ... 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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