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Encopresis

Encopresis

When a child resists having bowel movements causing impacted stool to collect in the colon and rectum, encopresis occurs, which is also called stool holding. When the child’s colon is full of impacted stool, liquid stool can leak around the impacted stool and out of the anus, staining the child’s underwear.   In some rare cases encopresis could be the result of developmental and emotional issues; however, it is ... more

Bone cancer

Bone cancer

Bone cancer is one of the rare types of cancer. This cancer originates in the bone. More than adults, this cancer affects children.  Primary bone cancer’s most common forms are: Osteosarcoma: This type usually occurs in the growing bone tissue, and it usually occurs in children, adolescents and young adults, between the ages of ten and twenty. Chondrosarcoma: This type is more common in people over 50 years ... more

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis refers to the inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a flat and long gland, located in the upper abdomen just behind the stomach. Its function is to regulate the metabolism of sugar in the body by the production of hormones, and help in the digestion of food by the production of enzymes.   Pancreatitis can be acute, which refers to the sudden appearance of symptoms that last for days, or it can be chronic, ... more

Klinefelter syndrome

Klinefelter syndrome

One of the most common genetic conditions that affect males is klinefelter syndrome, which is usually the result of an extra copy of the X chromosome in each cell. Between 1 in 500 and 1 in 1,000 men are affected by this syndrome.   Usually, the effects of this syndrome vary from one person to another. Boys who are born with this syndrome have low levels of the sex hormone testosterone because this condition could affect ... more

Malaria

Malaria

Malaria is an infectious disease that is caused by a parasite that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Recurrent attacks of chills and fever may be caused by malaria, which can be fatal.   Malaria is still prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America and Central America; however, it has been virtually eradicated in countries with temperate climates. Malaria remains one of the ... more

Wilms' Tumor

Wilms' Tumor

Wilms’ tumor, also called nephroblastoma, is an uncommon kidney cancer that mainly affects kids. Wilms’ tumor is the most common and nasty kidney cancer in children since it could affect either or both of the kidneys. The climax time for Wilms’ tumor is the age of three, but it could occur after the age of 8 in some rare cases. The tumor’s name is attributed to the German surgeon who discovered cancer developing from ... 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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