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Osteoarthritis (osteoarthrosis)

Osteoarthritis (osteoarthrosis)

The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis. When cartilage in the joints wears down over time, this condition occurs. Osteoarthritis could affect any joint in the body, but most commonly it affects joints in the:   Neck Hips Lower back Hands Knees   Osteoarthritis doesn’t have a cure and it gradually gets worse ... more

Milia

Milia

Milia are the complexion problem in which tiny white bumps appear across the baby's nose and chin. Those tiny white bumps are most common among newborns, despite the fact that milia can develop at any age. As a matter of fact, about half of all babies develop milia. To prevent milia, there is little someone can do. The best treatment is usually none at all if the baby has ... more

Ebstein's anomaly

Ebstein's anomaly

Ebstein’s anomaly is a congenital and rare heart defect, in which the tricuspid valve, which is the valve between the chambers on the right side of the heart, doesn’t work properly. In this case, blood leaks back through the valve and makes the heart work less efficiently. This disease could also cause heart failure or enlargement of the heart.   Careful monitoring of the heart could be the only necessary thing in ... more

Mold Allergy

Mold Allergy

When a person breathes in mold spores, the immune system overreacts if he/she has a respiratory mold allergy. A cascade of reactions that lead to allergy symptoms is triggered by this reaction. Mold allergy can make the eyes of the patient itch, make him/her cough and cause other symptoms that make the patient miserable, just like other respiratory allergies. Mold allergy is linked to asthma and exposure causes restricted breathing and other ... more

Oral lichen planus

Oral lichen planus

Oral lichen planus usually occurs on the inside of a person’s cheeks, but it could also affect the gums, tongue, lips and other parts of the mouth. This condition can be defined as a chronic autoimmune inflammatory case affecting the lining of the mouth, often causing characteristic lacy white patches. Occasionally, oral lichen planus involves the throat or esophagus. It often begins throughout midlife, but it could also occur at any ... more

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that attach one bone to the another. The cruciate ligaments connect the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments create a cross in the center of the knee. A far less frequently occurring condition known as posterior cruciate ligament injury than does injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) known as the knee’s counterpart. Both the ... 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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