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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid schizophrenia is one of several types of schizophrenia, a chronic mental illness in which a patient interprets reality in an abnormal manner (psychosis). A paranoid schizophrenic may believe things that are untrue (delusions) and hear things that have no basis in reality (auditory hallucinations).   Still, a paranoid schizophrenic has a better ability to think and function in daily life than other types of ... more

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

This disease occurs when the blood vessels or the nerves passing through the thoracic outlet, which is the space between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib, become compressed, resulting in a group of disorders characterized by numbness of fingers and pain in the shoulders and neck.   Sometimes it is not possible to identify the exact cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, but it can by repetitive injuries as result of ... more

Giardia infection (giardiasis)

Giardia infection (giardiasis)

The intestinal infection that is characterized by abdominal cramps, nausea, bloating and watery diarrhea is called giardia infection. This condition is caused by a parasite that is found worldwide, particularly in areas with unsafe water and poor sanitation.   Mostly, these parasites are found in backcountry streams and lakes, in addition to swimming pools, spas and municipal water supplies. This infection could be transmitted ... more

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a heart defect discovered at birth (congenital) defined as a relentless opening between two major blood vessels leading from the heart, which usually closes on its own or is treatable. This condition could result in too excess blood flowing through the heart, weakening the heart muscle and leading to heart failure and other complications when left untreated. A minor patent ductus arteriosus usually ... more

Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are tumors on the inside layer of the nasal passages or sinuses that are noncancerous and shaped like teardrops.   Nasal polyps that are small might go imperceptible and cause no problems, but the larger ones could obstruct the nasal sinuses or passages and cause frequent sinus infections, breathing difficulties, a loss of the sense of smell and other problems.   Children with cystic fibrosis often ... more

Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

An imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone causes swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, a condition known as gynecomastia. Normal changes in hormone levels, as well as other reasons lead to the development of gynecomastia in newborns, boys going through puberty and older men.   Although gynecomastia could be difficult to cope with, however, it's not a serious problem. Boys and men who have gynecomastia ... 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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