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Norovirus Infection

Norovirus Infection

In hospitals, nursing homes or other closed and crowded environments, norovirus infections are a major cause of gastrointestinal illness. Severe diarrhea and vomiting may be caused by this infection. In most cases, within 24 to 48 hours of exposure to the virus, people begin experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea and begin to vomit. Although in some cases vomiting and diarrhea may be extremely dehydrating and require medical attention, ... more

Gout

Gout

Gout, also known as gouty arthritis, is a form of arthritis that is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints. If someone has gout, their big toe may feel hot, swollen and so tender that even the slightest weight on it may seem intolerable.   Gout is a complex disorder that can affect anyone. Although women become increasingly susceptible to it after menopause, but in general, men are more ... more

Brain AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)

Brain AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)

When someone has brain AVM (arteriovenous malformation), the normal flow of blood between the arteries and veins is interrupted due to an abnormal connection between them. Although a congenital AVM usually develops in the brain or spine, but it could occur anywhere in the body. A brain AVM can occur in any part of the brain and it looks like tangles of normal and dilated blood vessels. The cause of brain AVM is not clear, and the only ... more

Nickel allergy

Nickel allergy

Nickel allergy is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis, which is an itchy rash that appears when the skin touches a normally harmless substance. Nickel can be found in a lot of everyday items such as coins, necklace clasps, watchbands and eyeglass frames; however, nickel allergy is generally associated with earrings and other body piercing jewelry.   Once a person acquires nickel allergy, he/she will ... more

Binge-eating disorder

Binge-eating disorder

Also called compulsive overeating, binge-eating disorder is a serious eating disorder in which a person frequently consumes large amounts of food. Overeating can sometimes become a regular occurrence, shrouded in shame and secrecy. When someone has binge-eating disorder, they might vow to stop and feel deeply embarrassed about gorging. However, they will feel such a compulsion that they will not be able to resist the urges and continue ... more

Adult Still's Disease

Adult Still's Disease

This disease is named after George Still, who is an English doctor. He first described the condition in children in 1896, which is now known as systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). "Adult Still's disease" was first used in 1971 to describe adults who had a condition similar to systemic onset JRA. Although there's no cure for adult Still's disease, but treatment may offer symptom relief for adult ... 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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