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Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic Cysts

Pancreatic cysts are abnormal pockets of fluid, which have the shape of sacs, located on or within the pancreas. The cysts might be somehow disturbing for patients, but they should be reassured that these cysts are not cancerous; they even do not lead to symptoms in most cases.   Despite the name, many pancreatic cysts aren't considered real cysts. That is because the cells of these pockets of fluids do not fall in the same ... more

Ectropion

Ectropion

When one of the eyelids, usually the lower one, turns out and leaves the inner eyelid surface exposed and prone to irritation, a condition called ectropion results.   Usually, this condition occurs in older people, and it affects men more than women. In some severe cases, the entire length of the eyelid could be turned out. However, when the condition is not so severe, only one segment of the eyelid sags away from the ... more

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

When a person feels stiffness and pain in their shoulder joint, it means that they have a condition called frozen shoulder, which is also known as adhesive capsulitis. The signs and symptoms of this condition begin gradually and worsen over time, then heal. This process usually takes two years.   In case someone has had their arm in a sling for several weeks, or if they've had surgery in which their arm was immobilized for a ... more

Yips

Yips

Yips are involuntary wrist spasms. Although yips can affect people who play darts, cricket and baseball, but they usually occur when golfers are trying to putt.   Although it was once believed that the yips were associated with performance anxiety, but it appears now that some people have yips caused by a focal dystonia, a neurological dysfunction that affects specific muscles.   By changing the way they perform an ... more

Epididymitis

Epididymitis

Epididymis is the coiled tube at the back of the testicle that stores and carries sperm. Epididymitis is the inflammation of this tube. Its most common signs and symptoms are pain and swelling. Even though males of any age could get this disease, however, it is most common between the ages of 19 and 35. This disease is usually caused either by an STD, such as Chlamydia or gonorrhea or by a bacterial infection. Orchitis could sometimes ... more

Egg allergy

Egg allergy

One of the most allergy-causing foods is eggs. Even though egg allergy is more common in children, but it could also occur in adults. Most children, by the time they’re five years old, outgrow their egg allergy.   Typically, allergic reactions occur a few minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs. Hives, skin rashes, vomiting and inflamed nasal passages are some of the signs and symptoms of an egg ... 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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