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Thalassemia

Thalassemia

The condition where the levels of blood cells and hemoglobin are less than normal in the blood is called thalassemia (Mediterranean anemia) and it is an inherited blood disorder. Fewer red blood cells and hemoglobin may lead to fatigue due the fact that they are the elements carrying oxygen in the body. Severe cases of thalassemia need regular blood transfusions along with healthy nutrition to keep up the body energy level, whereas mild cases ... more

Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking

It is also known as somnambulism. Sleepwalking means getting up and walking around while asleep. In most cases, sleepwalking is a random event that doesn't signal any serious problems and doesn't require any treatment. Sleepwalking is most common in children between the ages of 8 and 12. However, it could also occur at any age and may involve some dangerous and unusual behaviors, such as urinating in closets or trash cans or ... more

Foot Drop

Foot Drop

Also called drop foot, foot drop is a general term used to describe difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. In case someone has foot drop, they might drag the front of their foot on the ground whenever they walk. Foot drop is a sign of an underlying neurological, anatomical or muscular problem. It's not a disease in itself. Foot drop could be either permanent of temporary. In case a person has foot drop, in order to hold their foot ... more

Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis

Amyloid protein is an abnormal protein produced by cells in the bone marrow that can be deposited in any tissue or organ. When this amyloid protein builds up in the organs, amyloidosis occurs, which is a rare and potentially fatal disease. The exact cause of amyloidosis is still unknown, and even though it has no cure, there are therapies that help a person manage their symptoms and limit the production of amyloid protein. There are ... more

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) often caused by sexually transmitted bacteria spreading from the vagina to the uterus and upper genital tract; it is an infection of the female reproductive organs. Pelvic inflammatory disease might be observed only later when developing chronic pelvic pain or when having trouble getting pregnant. Although this disease is essential to avoid since it could cause infertility or ectopic pregnancy, several ... more

Chilblains

Chilblains

The painful inflammation of small blood vessels in the skin responding to sudden warming from cold temperatures is referred to as chilblains. Red patches, swelling, itching and blistering on extremities such as on the nose, ears, finger and toes may be caused by chilblains, also known as pernio. Chilblains normally respond well to treatment, which usually contains lotions and medications; it usually clears up within 14 days. If ... 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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