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Granuloma Annulare

Granuloma Annulare

Granuloma annulare is a chronic skin condition that consists of raised, skin-colored or reddish bumps, also called lesions, which form ring patterns. Mostly, these occur on hands and feet.   Granuloma annulare doesn't have any long-term impact on a person's health, and it doesn't cause any other signs or symptoms except for lesions, which in some cases could be unpleasant. However, if someone's lesions are visible ... more

Neck pain

Neck pain

Almost everybody will have neck pain at some point in their lives, and it can be chronic or short-lasting. It is considered chronic if it lasts a few weeks or longer, whereas the acute pain lasts a few hours to a few weeks.   Most causes of neck pain are not serious, and the common ones are defective poses at work like leaning into the computer, and during hobbies, like bending over the work desk.   However, neck ... more

Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)

Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)

Patellar tendinitis is an injury of the tendon connecting the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone. This tendon has a major role in the function of one's leg, because this is the nerve that enables someone to extend the muscle of the lower leg which is used in actions like kicking, pedaling and jumping.   Patellar tendinitis is also called jumper's knee, for it is a common injury in sports that require jumping such as ... more

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis, usually caused by a virus, is a common infection of the lungs’ airways. This condition typically occurs during the fall and winter months, and it most frequently occurs in infants between the ages of 3 and 6 months. Although this condition starts with symptoms that are similar to those of a common cold, it later progresses to wheezing and coughing. The symptoms of bronchiolitis usually last about a week and then ... more

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted bacterium. The urethra, rectum and throat of both men and women could be infected with this bacterium. The cervix could also be infected in women. Usually, gonorrhea is contracted during sex. Pregnant women with gonorrhea could also pass it to their babies. This condition usually affects the eyes. By abstaining from sex or using a condom, a person can prevent him/herself from getting ... more

Chronic kidney failure

Chronic kidney failure

The gradual loss of the kidneys' filtering ability, which is usually due to diabetes or high blood pressure, is called chronic kidney failure. Dangerous levels of fluid and waste can quickly accumulate in the body in case kidney function is seriously impaired.   A person may experience only a few signs and symptoms in the early stages of chronic kidney failure. Until the kidney function of people with chronic kidney failure ... 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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