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Heartburn

Heartburn

The burning sensation in the chest just behind the breastbone is called heartburn. Usually, when lying down or bending over, the pain of heartburn gets worse. An occasional heartburn is quite common and is no cause for alarm. With lifestyle changes and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, most people can manage the discomfort of heartburn on their own. However, when heartburn is more frequent and interferes with daily routine, it ... more

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Although breast cancer is far more common in women, however, it can also occur in men. Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. For some unknown reasons, breast cancer rates have fallen in recent years. For many women, the most feared disease is breast cancer. The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer has improved with the help of public support for breast cancer awareness and research funding. Thanks to earlier ... more

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis

Weakness and fatigue of any of the muscles under one's voluntary control characterize myasthenia gravis. A breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles is the cause of myasthenia gravis. Signs and symptoms such as drooping eyelids, double vision, weakness of arm or leg muscles, and difficulties with breathing, swallowing, chewing and speech may be relieved by treatment, though there is no cure for ... more

Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis

Inflammation of the gallbladder, the small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen right beneath the liver, is referred to as cholecystitis. Digestive fluid (bile) that is released into the small intestine is held by the gallbladder. Gallstones that block the tube leading out of the gallbladder are the cause of many cases of cholecystitis, which in turn causes a buildup of bile that can cause inflammation. Tumors, injury and ... more

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Erratic eruptions can be caused by a condition known as intermittent explosive disorder (IED), such as domestic abuse, road rage, angry outbursts or temper tantrums that involve throwing or breaking objects. This kind of disorder is characterized by repeated episodes of aggressive, violent behavior in which one reacts grossly out of control to the situation. People suffering from intermittent explosive disorder may attack others and ... more

Enlarged Liver

Enlarged Liver

An enlarged liver is referred to as hepatomegaly. Normally, the liver of an adult is about the size of a small football, however, in some cases, it could become enlarged.   An enlarged liver is a sign of an underlying problem, including cancer, congestive heart failure or hepatitis. However, an enlarged liver itself is not a disease. Treatment for this condition will be based on its underlying cause. ... 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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