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Jellyfish sting

Jellyfish sting

Jellyfish stings are a common problem to divers and swimmers. Jellyfish are found in all of the world's oceans with trailing tentacles that contain thousands of tiny barbed stingers; their stings could range from mild to severe. Some jellyfish are harmless to humans, while others are very poisonous and even the smallest stings could cause severe pain and irritation. Even though some types of jellyfish stings could be more severe and ... more

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance

Also called lactase deficiency, lactose intolerance is the condition in which a person won’t be able to fully digest the milk sugar (lactose) found in dairy products. Although this condition is usually not dangerous, however, its symptoms could be uncomfortable enough to steer a person clear of dairy products.   A deficiency of lactase, which is an enzyme that is produced by the lining of the small intestine, is the cause ... more

Wrinkles

Wrinkles

The skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic as a person grows older, and it becomes less able to protect itself from damage; wrinkles, lines and creases form in the skin as a result to this. Spending too much time in the sun is a major contributor to wrinkles, despite the fact that genetics are the most important determiner of skin texture. Premature aging of the skin may result from smoking.   People can eliminate or diminish ... more

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that appear during the first few years of life and affect a child's ability to coordinate body movements. Muscles may become weak and floppy, or rigid and stiff because of cerebral palsy. The risk of having this condition is higher in babies born prematurely or at low birth weights. Brain injuries that occur early in the course of development are usually the cause of this ... more

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx, which is positioned behind the nose and above the back of the throat.   Although rare in some countries, but nasopharyngeal carcinoma occurs commonly in other countries, such as northern Africa and Asia.   Symptoms of nasopharyngeal carcinoma resemble those of many other conditions and the nasopharynx is not easy to examine; these factors make this ... more

Inflammatory breast cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare rapid developing kind of cancer where the affected breast becomes red, swollen and tender. When the lymphatic vessels in the breast are blocked by cancer cells, inflammatory breast cancer occurs causing the characteristic red, swollen look of the breast. This kind of cancer is considered to be locally advanced one that is; it has been spread from its point of origin to nearby tissue and potentially to ... 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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