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Intestinal Obstruction

Intestinal Obstruction

Intestinal obstruction is a blockage of the small intestine or colon that prevents food and fluid from passing through. This obstruction can result from several condition, but it’s most frequently the outcome of fibrous bands of tissue in the intestine (adhesions), hernias or tumors. Intestinal obstruction can cause an array of uncomfortable signs and symptoms, such as swelling, vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. Intestinal ... more

Thrombocythemia

Thrombocythemia

Also known as primary or essential thrombocythemia, Thrombocythemia is a rare disorder in which the body produces too many platelets (thrombocytes). Thrombocythemia is more common in women above the age of 50. The disease often doesn’t cause any symptoms, but sometimes patients with thrombocythemia develop abnormal blood clots or have mild bleedings. Actually, there is no need for treatment if the patient is not experiencing ... more

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial Lung Disease

In fact, Interstitial lung disease describes a group of disorders, most of which result in progressive scarring of lung tissue. This eventually affects one’s ability to breathe and get sufficient oxygen into the bloodstream. The disorders vary greatly beyond this. When some cases of the Interstitial lung disease is abruptly appear, others mostly develop gradually. Doctors can pinpoint why some cases of interstitial lung disease ... more

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Severe physical reactions are triggered in an episode of panic attack, which is an episode of sudden, intense fear for no apparent reason and can be very frightening. In a panic attack, one can think he/she is losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. One may have a panic attack or two in his/her lifetime. The case transforms to what is called panic disorder when one is frequently experiencing panic attacks, and this is a type of ... more

Knee Bursitis

Knee Bursitis

Located near the knee joint is the bursa, which is a small fluid-filled, pad-like sac that reduces friction and cushions pressure points between the bones and the tendons and muscles near the joints. Knee bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa.   Each knee has 11 bursae. Knee bursitis most commonly occurs over the kneecap or on the inner side of the knee below the joint, despite the fact that any of the bursae could become ... more

Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida

Neural tube defects is the name of the group of birth defects that spina bifida is a part of. The embryonic structure that ultimately develops into the baby's brain and spinal cord and the tissues that enclose them is what is meant by the neural tube. The neural tube forms early in the pregnancy and after 28 days of conception, it closes. In babies with spina bifida, there will be defects in the spinal cord and in the bones of the ... 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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