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Addison's disease

Addison's disease

Also called adrenal insufficiency or hypocortisolism, Addison's disease occurs when the adrenal glands produce insufficient levels of the hormones aldosterone and cortisol. This disease can be life-threatening and although it can occur at any age, it is most common in people between 30 and 50 years old. To treat Addison's disease, the patient will be given hormones that mimic the beneficial effects of those naturally made ones by ... more

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Growing pains is when a child experiences occasional nighttime leg pains without an apparent cause. Growing pains aren't really a disease, and because there's no evidence that growth hurts, "growing pains" may not be an appropriate name for it. However, a child still feels these pains, which should be taken seriously, because in some cases, an underlying condition that could be treated may be the cause of these pains. Some ... more

Small Vessel Disease

Small Vessel Disease

The condition in which the small arteries in the heart become narrowed is called small vessel disease, which is also known as small vessel heart disease or coronary microvascular disease. The signs and symptoms of small vessel disease are the same as those of heart disease, such as angina (chest pain). If the main arteries of the heart that cause coronary artery disease are checked, but little or no narrowing has been found, despite the ... more

Lead poisoning

Lead poisoning

In case lead builds up in the body, usually over a period of months or years, lead poisoning occurs. Serious health problems could be caused by even the smallest amounts of lead. Lead poisoning could be fatal at very high levels. Children that are under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, and their mental and physical development could be severely affected.   The most common sources of lead poisoning in ... more

Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin allergy is an overreaction by your immune system to penicillin and related antibiotics. If you have a penicillin allergy, your reaction to taking the antibiotic may range from a rash to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition. Penicillin allergy is the most common drug allergy. Penicillin antibiotics are widely prescribed for bacterial infections such as strep throat. However, not all unfavorable reactions to ... 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

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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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