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Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid nodules are formations of either solid or fluid lumps in the thyroid gland, which is a small gland located just above the Adam's apple on the neck. A small percentage of thyroid nodules are cancerous, but the rest are not and the patients do not experience any symptoms. A person may not be aware of thyroid nodules until a physician discovers them during a periodic checkup, although in some cases the lumps significantly ... more

Lupus

Lupus

When the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs, lupus occurs, which is a chronic inflammatory disease. The skin, joints, blood cells, kidneys, lung, heart and other body systems could be affected by the inflammation caused by lupus. The four types of lupus are:   Systemic lupus erythemaosus Discoid lupus erythematosus Drug-induced lupus erythematosus Neonatal lupus The ... more

Separated Shoulder

Separated Shoulder

The top of the shoulder blade meets the end of the collarbone at what is called the acromioclavicular joint. A separated shoulder occurs when a stretch or tear occurs in one or more of the ligaments of this joint. Usually, to relieve the pain of a separated shoulder, conservative treatment, such as ice, rest and pain relievers are enough. In most cases, a separated shoulder doesn't require surgery. Within a few weeks of experiencing ... more

Changes in Urine Color

Changes in Urine Color

The concentration or dilution of the urine, as well as the pigment called urochrome determines the color of the urine. But the normal color of urine ranges from pale yellow to deep amber. However, B vitamins turn the color of the urine to green, carrot juice can tint it orange and porphyria, which is a disease that affects the skin and nervous system, turn the color of urine to port wine. This means that the color of the urine may not always ... more

IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease) (Ig A Glomerulonephritis)

IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease) (Ig A Glomerulonephritis)

When an antibody called IgA lodges in the kidney hampering its ability to filter waste and excess water from the blood, a common kidney disease called IgA nephropathy or Berger’s disease occurs. This disease can contribute to blood and protein in the urine with time as well as swollen hands, feet and elevated blood pressure.   This disease doesn’t have a cure though some medications help in slowing its course. IgA ... more

Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernias occur when soft tissue — usually part of the intestine — protrudes through a weak point or tear in the lower abdominal wall. The resulting bulge can be painful — especially when the patient coughs, bends over or lifts a heavy object. Not necessarily dangerous in themselves, inguinal hernias can lead to life-threatening complications. For this reason, the doctor is likely to recommend surgical repair 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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