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Takayasu's Arteritis

Takayasu's Arteritis

One of the uncommon types of vasculitis, which is a sum of many disorders manifested with the inflammation of blood vessels, is called Takayasu’s arteritis. This disease inflicts damage to the aorta, which is the large artery carrying blood from the left ventricle to the body, along with its branches. Since Takayasu's ateritis affects the aorta and its major braches, patients may suffer from chest and arm pain along with ... more

Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes

At any time, a woman could experience a hot flash, which will leave her sweaty and red-faced. Hot flashes are usually caused by menopause but other hormonal conditions could also cause them. About 3 out of 4 women going through menopause experience them. In case women are tolerating hot flashes well, they don't need to be treated. However, treatments are available in case the hot flashes become especially bothersome. It could take ... more

Osteochondritis dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans might develop when blood supplying the area at the end of the bone is cut off. The affected bone and its covering of cartilage might remain in place and cause no symptoms, or a fragment might gradually loosen, separate and result in pain. Even though osteochondritis dissecans could occur in joints such as the elbow, hip and ankle, but the most commonly affected joint is the knee. Symptomatic osteochondritis dissecans ... more

Acoustic neuroma

Acoustic neuroma

Also called vestibular schwannoma, acoustic neuroma is one of the most common types of brain tumors. This tumor develops adjacent to the brain on a portion of the eighth cranial nerve, which runs from the brain to the inner ear. Luckily, acoustic neuroma is benign (noncancerous) and usually slow growing. Although acoustic neruoma doesn't invade brain tissue like cancer does, but it causes hearing loss, which is one of its symptoms that ... more

Roseola

Roseola

The mild infection that affects children by the age of 2 is called roseola. Adults are only occasionally affected by this infection. By the time they enter kindergarten, most children have been infected with roseola, meaning that this infection is a common one. Roseola is caused by two common strains of the herpes virus. Several days of fever, followed by a rash are usually caused by this condition. While some children develop only ... more

Wheat Allergy

Wheat Allergy

One of the common food allergies in children is wheat allergy, which is an abnormal immune system reaction to one or more proteins that are found in wheat. In case someone has this allergy, it means that their immune system has developed a specific antibody to a wheat protein. Some of the symptoms of wheat allergy include difficulty breathing, hives and nausea; it could also cause anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening reaction. The primary ... 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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