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Carotid artery disease

Carotid artery disease

The pair of blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain and head are called carotid arteries. When fatty deposits called plaques clog the carotid arteries, carotid artery disease occurs. A person’s risk of stroke is increased and the blood supply to the brain is blocked by the buildup of plaques in these arteries.   The first outward clue that one has the condition may be a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), which ... more

Colon Polyps

Colon Polyps

A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. Although most colon polyps are harmless, some become cancerous over time. Anyone could develop colon polyps, but the risk is higher when a person is 50 or older, is overweight or a smoker, eats a high-fat, low-fiber diet, or has a personal or family history of colon cancer or colon polyps. Colon polyps do not usually cause symptoms, this is why experts recommend ... more

Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly)

Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly)

Just below the rib cage on the left side, there’s the spleen, which is a small organ, usually about the size of a fist. A number of conditions could cause the spleen to enlarge (splenomegaly), such as infections, liver disease or some cancers.   An enlarged spleen is usually discovered during a routine physical exam, and most people don’t even have signs or symptoms. The cause of an enlarged spleen could be ... more

Ischemic Colitis

Ischemic Colitis

The condition in which part of the colon (large intestine) becomes inflamed and injured is known as ischemic colitis. The problem results from impaired flow to the colon. This can contribute to areas of colon inflammation and, in certain cases, irreversible colon damage. Any part of the colon can be affected by ischemic colitis, although most affected people develop pain on the left side of the abdomen. Urgent bowel movements and bloody ... more

Thalassemia

Thalassemia

The condition where the levels of blood cells and hemoglobin are less than normal in the blood is called thalassemia (Mediterranean anemia) and it is an inherited blood disorder. Fewer red blood cells and hemoglobin may lead to fatigue due the fact that they are the elements carrying oxygen in the body. Severe cases of thalassemia need regular blood transfusions along with healthy nutrition to keep up the body energy level, whereas mild cases ... more

Scrotal Masses

Scrotal Masses

A scrotal mass is a condition in which there's an abnormality in the contents of the scrotum, the bag of skin hanging behind the penis. The two testicles are located in the scrotum, in addition to related structures that produce, store and transport male sex hormones and sperm. Even if a person is not experiencing pain or other symptoms, a scrotal mass should be examined by a doctor. A scrotal mass includes normal contents 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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