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GERD

GERD

When stomach acid or occasionally bile flows back or refluxes into the esophagus, the food pipe, GERD (gastrosophageal reflux disease) occurs, which is a chronic digestive disease. The signs and symptoms of GERD are caused when the lining of the esophagus is irritated due to the backwash of acid.   Acid reflux and heartburn are some of the signs and symptoms of GERD, which are common digestive conditions that most people ... more

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

The rare autoimmune disorder that causes signs and symptoms of several other connective tissue diseases is called mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). Features of three other diseases; scleroderma, polymyositis and lupus, are experienced by people with mixed connective tissue disease. That's why sometimes they refer to mixed connective tissue disease as an overlap disease. The signs and symptoms of these three other diseases ... more

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

The hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes the hepatitis B disease, which is a serious liver infection. Hepatitis B infection, also known as serum hepatitis, could become chronic in some people leading to cirrhosis, which is a condition that causes permanent scarring of the liver, liver failure and liver cancer. Even when the signs and symptoms are severe, most people infected with hepatitis B as adults recover fully. A chronic hepatitis B ... more

Broken Leg

Broken Leg

A broken leg is a break or crack in one of the bones of the leg. A broken leg could be a severe shattering break due to a serious car accident, or it may be a simple hairline stress fracture, which is a quite common condition in runners. Immediate medical attention should be sought in case a person shows any signs or symptoms of a broken leg, particularly after a motor vehicle accident or a fall. To heal completely, prompt diagnosis and ... more

Ataxia

Ataxia

Ataxia, which is the lack of muscle coordination during voluntary movements, such as walking or picking up objects, is usually a sign of an underlying condition, and can affect someone's movements, ability to swallow, eye movements and speech. Alcohol abuse, stroke, tumor, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and many other conditions can cause ataxia. But persistent ataxia is usually caused by damage to the cerebellum, which is the ... more

Hives and Angioedema

Hives and Angioedema

Also known as urticaria, hives are raised, red and itchy welts (swellings or wheals) of various sizes, which seem to appear and disappear on the skin. Angioedema, which is a type of swelling, causes large welts deeper in the skin, particularly near the lips and eyes. Hives and angioedema are harmless in most cases, and even without treatment, they don't leave any lasting marks. Antihistamine medications are the most common ... 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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