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Angelman Syndrome

Angelman Syndrome

Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes neurological problems and developmental disabilities, such as difficulty in balancing, walking, speaking and in some cases, seizures. In people with Angelman syndrome frequent smiles and outbursts of laughter are common, and most of them have happy and excitable personalities. Parents don’t detect Angelman syndrome in their children until they begin to notice developmental delays ... 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

Diarrhea

Diarrhea

Acute diarrhea is a common condition that everyone at some time has gone through. The loose, watery stools and abdominal cramps that characterize diarrhea often linger for a couple of days. Diarrhea usually indicates going to the toilet more often than usual in addition to a greater volume of stool. Chronic diarrhea lingers much longer than acute diarrhea, generally longer than four weeks. Chronic diarrhea could be a sign of inflammatory ... more

Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy

Bell’s palsy is a condition that occurs when the nerve that controls the facial muscles becomes swollen or compressed. Although this condition may occur at any age, however, it rarely affects people over the age of 60 or under the age of 15. Usually, within a few weeks, the symptoms of Bell’s palsy begin to improve, and within three to six months complete recovery occurs. About 8 to 10% of people will experience a ... more

Peanut Allergy

Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergy is common in the first years of life. An allergic reaction to peanuts could range from a minor irritation to anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening reaction. While several children outgrow allergies to other foods like milk or eggs, most kids do not outgrow peanut allergy as they get older. Even people who have had only a mild reaction in the past might be in danger of a stronger reaction in future. So when a child or adult ... more

Genital herpes

Genital herpes

Affecting both men and women, genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease. Pain, itching and sores in the genital area are some of the features of genital herpes.   A type of herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes genital herpes, which enters the body through small breaks in the skin or mucous membranes. The primary way that the virus spreads is sexual contact.   Genital herpes, which is a recurrent ... 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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