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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A traumatic event could trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which is a kind of anxiety disorder. This condition usually takes place when a person witnesses something that results in intense fear, horror or helplessness. Several people who are involved in traumatic events have a brief period of hard time adjusting and coping. Although Such traumatic responses often improve with time and healthy coping techniques. Sometimes, ... more

Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare condition of infants and young children caused by structural heart defects, which cause the heart to pump oxygen-poor blood to the body. As a result, children with this condition have blue-tinged skin.   There’s a statistical probability of 0.05% for a baby to have tetralogy of Fallot. The disease is always present at birth and often diagnosed when the child is still an infant, and sometimes, ... more

Meralgia Paresthetica

Meralgia Paresthetica

The condition that is characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of the thigh is called meralgia paresthetica. The compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of the upper leg is the cause of meralgia paresthetica. The common causes of meralgia paresthetica are pregnancy, obesity or weight gain, and tight clothing. However, meralgia paresthetica may also be caused by a local trauma or ... more

Pericarditis

Pericarditis

Pericarditis happens when the thin sac-like membrane surrounding the heart (the pericardium), becomes swollen and irritated. Pericarditis is often an unexpected and short-lived (acute) condition, that usually results in chest pain and occasionally other symptoms. The condition will be considered chronic if the symptoms develop more gradually or persist. The rubbing of two inflamed or irritated layers of the pericardium against one another ... more

Soy Allergy

Soy Allergy

One of the foods that frequently cause allergies in children is soy, a product of soybeans. Usually, a reaction to a soy-based infant formula is how soy allergy starts. Soy allergy may persist, and is becoming more common in adults, but usually, by the age of 3 most children outgrow their allergy. Even though in some rare cases a life-threatening allergic reaction called an anaphylaxis may be caused by soy allergy, but usually, the signs ... 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

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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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