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Hashimoto's disease

Hashimoto's disease

The thyroid, which is a small gland located at the base of the neck below the Adam's apple, is affected by Hashimoto's disease. The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, which produces hormones that coordinate many of the activities of the body.   The immune system attacks the thyroid gland in Hashimoto's disease, which is also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. The inflammation that results usually ... more

Ringworm (Scalp)

Ringworm (Scalp)

Ringworm is a fungal infection that develops on the top layer of the skin; one of its several forms is ringworm. Causing red, itchy, bald-looking patches on the scalp, ringworm of the scalp is most common in toddlers and school-age children. Ringworm of the scalp is also called tinea capitis and is closely related to other fungal infections with similar names, such as: Jock itch (tinea cruris): Inner upper thighs, buttocks and ... more

Sty (Hordeolum)

Sty (Hordeolum)

The red and painful lump that occurs on the edge or inside of the eyelid is called a sty or hordeolum. In most cases, a sty is filled with pus, making it look like a pimple or boil. As the sty becomes larger in size, the person won't be able to fully open their eye, making it difficult to see clearly. A condition called blepharitis, generalized inflammation of the eyelid, may occur in case more than one sty occurs at a time. Simple ... more

Intussusception (invagination)

Intussusception (invagination)

Intussusception is a rare but serious disorder in which part of the intestine — either the small intestine or colon — slides into another part of the intestine. This "telescoping" often blocks the intestine, preventing food or fluid from passing through. Intussusception also cuts off the blood supply to the part of the intestine that's affected. Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal ... more

Age Spots (Liver Spots)

Age Spots (Liver Spots)

Also called liver spots and solar lentigines, age spots are flat, brown, black or gray spots that vary in size and usually appear in the areas most exposed to the sun; such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms. Even though age spots can affect younger people, but they're most common in adults older than 40 years of age.   Despite the fact that age spots may look like cancerous growths, but they are harmless, don't need ... more

H. pylori infection

H. pylori infection

When a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infects someone's stomach or the first part of their small intestine, H. pylori infection occurs.   It is thought that this infection is present in almost half the people in the world. In most cases, this infection doesn't cause any signs, symptoms or complications. However, in other cases it could lead to ulcers, stomach cancer and other serious ... 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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