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Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

The cancer that starts in the milk-producing glands (lobules) of the breast is known as invasive lobular carcinoma. Invasive lobular carcinoma is invasive cancer that indicates the breaking out of the cancer cells out of the lobule where they start and have the potential to spread to other areas of the body. Invasive lobular carcinoma makes up a small portion of all breast cancers. The most common type of breast cancer starting in the ... more

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is an infectious disease. It is marked by flu-like symptoms that progress rapidly to potentially life-threatening breathing problems.   Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome could be caused by several types of hantavirus. Several types of rodents carry these viruses, especially the deer mouse. Infection occurs when someone breathes air infected with hantaviruses that are shed in rodent droppings and urine. ... more

Smallpox

Smallpox

One of the few diseases that have had a devastating effect on human health and history is smallpox, which is believed to have been around for thousands of years. The variola virus causes smallpox, which is a contagious, disfiguring and often deadly disease. Vaccination is the only prevention from smallpox. This disease has no treatment or cure. As a result of an unprecedented immunization campaign, naturally occurring smallpox was ... 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

Oral thrush

Oral thrush

When the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of someone’s mouth, oral thrush occurs. It results in creamy white lesions, often on the tongue or inner cheeks. Scraping the lesions could be painful and might bleed slightly. In some cases, oral thrush might spread to the roof of the mouth, gums, the back of the throat and tonsils.   Although oral thrush is more likely to occur in babies and people wearing ... more

Ventricular fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation

When someone’s heart beats with rapid, erratic electrical impulses, ventricular fibrillation occurs. Instead of pumping blood, the pumping chambers of the heart will quiver uselessly because of this. Cutting off blood supply to the vital organs, the blood pressure decreases during ventricular fibrillation. Immediate medical attention is required in this case because ventricular fibrillation is an emergency case. A would faint ... 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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