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Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Cramps

"Dysmenorrhea" is the medical term for menstrual cramps that women deal with. The throbbing, dull or cramping pains in the lower abdomen are menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps are experienced by many women just before and during their menstrual periods. The discomfort can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities for a few days every month for some women. But for others, it may be merely annoying. Usually, ... more

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis

When the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed or irritated, Achilles tendinitis occurs. Usually sports that put a lot of pressure on the calf muscles and Achilles tendon cause this condition, such as basketball and tennis. Additionally, a sudden increase in the intensity or frequency of exercise may also end up causing Achilles tendinitis. Achilles tendinitis is often short-lived when it's treated immediately, but if left untreated, it ... more

Testicular Torsion

Testicular Torsion

The spermatic cord provides blood flow to the testicle. When a testicle rotates on this cord, a condition called testicular torsion occurs, causing intense pain and swelling. Although males at all ages, even infants and newborns, are susceptible to testicular torsion, but its risks are higher in those below the age of 25.   Emergency treatment is needed in the case of testicular torsion, because early treatment might save the ... more

Obesity

Obesity

Obesity means having an inordinate amount of body fat. Obesity is not only a cosmetic concern because it also increases the risk of diseases and health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes. In order to determine whether a person is obese or not, doctors usually use a pattern called the body mass index (BMI) based on the person’s height and weight. Adults with a BMI of over 30 are considered obese. When a person has a BMI of ... more

Fever

Fever

A fever usually indicates that something out of the ordinary is going on in a person's body. Although a fever isn’t usually dangerous unless it reaches 39.4 C (103 F) or higher, however, it could be quite uncomfortable for an adult. A slightly elevated temperature could indicate a serious infection in young children and infants.   The seriousness of the underlying condition isn’t necessarily indicated by the ... more

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

This disease occurs when the blood vessels or the nerves passing through the thoracic outlet, which is the space between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib, become compressed, resulting in a group of disorders characterized by numbness of fingers and pain in the shoulders and neck.   Sometimes it is not possible to identify the exact cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, but it can by repetitive injuries as result of ... 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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