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Graves' Disease (Exophthalmic Goiter)

Graves' Disease (Exophthalmic Goiter)

The most common form of hyperthyroidism is Graves' disease, which occurs when a person's immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland causing it to overproduce the thyroxine hormone. The body's metabolic rate could be greatly increased by this higher thyroxine level, affecting the person in numerous ways, from their physical appearance to their moods.   Only in some extremely rare cases is Graves' disease ... more

Bursitis

Bursitis

Bursitis, which is a painful inflammation, could develop when someone overuses or repetitively stresses their body’s joints. There are more than 150 small and fluid-filled sacs called bursae that lubricate and cushion the pressure points between the bones and the tendons and muscles near the joints. These bursae help the joints to move with ease. When a bursa becomes inflamed making movement or pressure painful, bursitis ... more

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

With Obsessive-compulsive disorder, a person might realize that their obsessions aren’t sensible, and he/she might try ignoring them or even blocking them. But that seems to do nothing other than increasing the person’s distress and anxiety. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a kind of anxiety disorder in which the person has unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that causes the person to occupy in repetitive behaviors ... more

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx, which is positioned behind the nose and above the back of the throat.   Although rare in some countries, but nasopharyngeal carcinoma occurs commonly in other countries, such as northern Africa and Asia.   Symptoms of nasopharyngeal carcinoma resemble those of many other conditions and the nasopharynx is not easy to examine; these factors make this ... more

Parvovirus Infection (Fifth Disease)

Parvovirus Infection (Fifth Disease)

Also called erythema infectiosum or slapped-cheek disease because of the facial rash that looks like slap marks parvovirus infection is commonly called fifth disease, because it was the fifth in a group of diseases that have similar rashes affecting children. These five diseases are measles, rubella, scarlet fever, Dukes' disease and parvovirus infection.   Regardless of the name, this disease is still infecting children ... 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

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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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