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Sweet syndrome

Sweet syndrome

The uncommon skin condition that is characterized by fever and painful skin lesions that appear mainly on the face, neck, arms and back is known as Sweet syndrome, or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. This syndrome may affect infants, men and older adults, but it is most common in middle-aged women. In some cases, Sweet syndrome may be caused by an infection, illness or certain medications, while in other cases cancer or another ... more

Intestinal Ischemia

Intestinal Ischemia

The digestive system needs a permanent supply of oxygen-rich blood to function properly just like other organs. Intestinal ischemia is the condition of a diminished blood flow to the small intestine or colon. Intestinal ischemia can result in pain and make it difficult for the intestines to function. Loss of blood flow to the intestines in severe cases can lead to damaged or dead intestinal tissue, not unlike what happens to the heart ... more

Impetigo

Impetigo

The red sores apparent on the face, particularly around a child’s nose and mouth may be an indication to impetigo that mainly affects infants and children. This is a highly contagious skin infection that typically occurs when bacteria enter the skin through cuts or insect bites; however, impetigo may strike a perfectly healthy skin as well.   Since impetigo may occasionally contribute to complications, the doctor may prefer ... more

Giardia infection (giardiasis)

Giardia infection (giardiasis)

The intestinal infection that is characterized by abdominal cramps, nausea, bloating and watery diarrhea is called giardia infection. This condition is caused by a parasite that is found worldwide, particularly in areas with unsafe water and poor sanitation.   Mostly, these parasites are found in backcountry streams and lakes, in addition to swimming pools, spas and municipal water supplies. This infection could be transmitted ... more

Hirschsprung's Disease

Hirschsprung's Disease

Hirschsprung's disease is a congenital one, which occurs as the result of missing nerve cells in the muscles of a portion of the baby's colon. This disease affects the large intestine ــ also called the colon ــ and causes problems with passing stool. Children with this disease may have problems absorbing nutrients from food, or they could be constipated. Mild cases of Hirschsprung's disease may not be detected until ... more

Lazy eye (amblyopia)

Lazy eye (amblyopia)

To produce clear vision, the brain and eyes have to work together. In case the brain favors one eye, mostly because of poor vision in the other eye, the weaker eye tends to wander inward or outward. The brain could eventually ignore the signals received from the weaker eye, which causes the condition known as amblyopia or lazy eye.   The most common cause of decreased vision among children is lazy eye. Affecting about two to ... 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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