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Hip Fracture

Hip Fracture

Hip fractures are quite common in people older than 65. However, they could occur at any age. Bones slowly lose their minerals and become less dense as a person ages. The hip will be more susceptible to fracture due to gradual loss of density which weakens the bones. Because women lose bone density as they age at a greater rate than men do, they are more likely to experience a hip fracture. A hip fracture could be a serious injury ... more

Nicotine dependence

Nicotine dependence

Nicotine dependence is an addiction to tobacco products caused by the drug nicotine. It means that people cannot stop using the substance which is nicotine even though it is harming them. Smoke from cigarettes, cigars and pipes contain thousands of chemicals including nicotine which is also contained in smokeless tobacco.   Nicotine produces physical and mood changing effects in the brain that are temporarily pleasing, and these ... more

Limited Scleroderma (CREST Syndrome)

Limited Scleroderma (CREST Syndrome)

Scleroderma is a condition that literally means "hardened skin". Limited scleroderma, which is also called CREST syndrome, is one of the subtypes of scleroderma. Limited scleroderma could affect the digestive tract and cause serious heart and lung disorders, but the skin changes that are associated with it occur only in the lower arms and legs, and in some cases, on the throat and face. In some cases, CREST syndrome could ... more

Mosquito Bites

Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites can sometimes transmit serious diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever and West Nile virus. The risk of being bothered by mosquito bites is high, although the risk of getting diseases from mosquito bites is low. Mosquitoes are most prevalent at dawn and dusk. However, no matter what time of day it is, people can take steps to keep pesky mosquitoes at bay. There are treatments to ease the itch in the case of getting ... more

Borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder

A distressful medical condition for both people who have it and for those around them is known as Borderline personality disorder. When someone has borderline personality disorder (BPD), they will experience difficulty controlling their emotions, and are usually in a state of agitation, maybe because of a brain dysfunction, or because of a harmful childhood experience.     Borderline personality disorder leaves a ... more

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

The group of disorders that are caused by poorly formed or dysfunctional blood cells is called myelodysplastic syndromes. When something goes wrong in the bone marrow, the spongy material inside the bones where blood cells are made, myelodysplastic syndromes occurs. Myelodysplastic syndromes have no cure. Preventing or reducing complications of the disease and of treatments is the thing that treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes ... 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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