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Hemangioma

Hemangioma

Also known as a strawberry hemangioma, a hemangioma is a birthmark that appears as a bright red patch or a nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. Birthmarks come in all shapes and sizes. Usually, a hemangioma grows during the first year of life and then recedes over time. It isn't associated with other medical conditions, and is usually benign. A child who had a hemangioma in infancy, by the age of 10 will have a little visible ... more

Female infertility

Female infertility

Female infertility accounts for about 40 to 50% of all the couples classified as infertile. The man’s sperm is the cause in 30 to 40% of infertile couples and about 10 to 30% is unexplained, or is attributed to both male and female infertility.   Even though there are many resources and therapies that are available to treat female infertility, however, its cause could be difficult to diagnose. In some cases, treatment may ... more

Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance

Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance

Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is the condition in which there is an abnormal protein (monoclonal protein or M protein) in the blood. Only a small number of people are affected by this condition. MGUS is benign and usually causes no problems. However, in a few cases, it could progress to other disorders over decades, including some forms of cancer. A person should have annual checkups to monitor the level of M ... more

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Also called burning tongue syndrome, scalded mouth syndrome, burning lips syndrome, stomapodynia and glossodynia, burning mouth syndrome is the chronic burning pain in the mouth, which could affect the gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, inside of the cheeks, lips or widespread areas of the whole mouth. Most of the time, the cause of this syndrome is not known, which makes treatment more difficult. The pain could be severe, as if the person ... more

Age Spots (Liver Spots)

Age Spots (Liver Spots)

Also called liver spots and solar lentigines, age spots are flat, brown, black or gray spots that vary in size and usually appear in the areas most exposed to the sun; such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms. Even though age spots can affect younger people, but they're most common in adults older than 40 years of age.   Despite the fact that age spots may look like cancerous growths, but they are harmless, don't need ... more

Iritis

Iritis

When the middle layer of the eye (uvea) is inflamed affecting the eye’s iris, a condition known as iritis occurs. The iris is the colored ring of tissue surrounding the pupil that lies just behind the transparent cornea. Muscles managing the iris change the size of the pupil to adjust to light conditions. Adhesions of the iris can result from prolonged inflammation causing the pupil to become smaller or irregularly shaped and ... 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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