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Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia

Inflammation and pain in the ball of the foot are the things that mark metatarsalgia condition. If a person’s feet are impacted by jumping and running and he/she is physically active, it might mean that he/she has metatarsalgia. Wearing ill-fitting shoes may cause metatarsalgia, in addition to other factors. Metatarsalgia can sideline a person although it is not serious in general. The good thing is that metatarsalgia symptoms ... more

Hirsutism

Hirsutism

The amount of a person's body hair is determined by his/her genetic makeup. A person may have a condition called hirsutism in case she is a woman and develops excessive amounts of coarse and pigmented hair on areas of her body where men typically grow hair, such as the face, chest and back. Hirsutism is a condition of unwanted, male-pattern hair growth in women.     Hirsutism may be caused by an ethnic or family trait, ... more

Osgood-Schlatter disease (osteochondrosis of the tibial tuberosity)

Osgood-Schlatter disease (osteochondrosis of the tibial tuberosity)

In children experiencing growth spurts during puberty, Osgood-Schlatter disease causes a painful lump below the kneecap. Children that participate in sports that involve jumping, swift changes of direction and running, such as in ballet, football, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, figure skating and soccer, are the ones that usually develop this disease. Even though this disease is more common in boys, but as more girls are becoming ... more

Egg allergy

Egg allergy

One of the most allergy-causing foods is eggs. Even though egg allergy is more common in children, but it could also occur in adults. Most children, by the time they’re five years old, outgrow their egg allergy.   Typically, allergic reactions occur a few minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs. Hives, skin rashes, vomiting and inflamed nasal passages are some of the signs and symptoms of an egg ... more

Bone spurs

Bone spurs

Called osteophytes, bone spurs are bony projections developing along the edges of a bone. Osteophytes are not painful themselves. But if they rub against neighboring nerves or bones, they could cause real pain. Although bone spurs usually grow in the joints, but they can grow on any bone. They can form on the spine and are also found where ligaments and tendons connect with the bones. Usually, bone spurs go unnoticed for decades ... more

Neck pain

Neck pain

Almost everybody will have neck pain at some point in their lives, and it can be chronic or short-lasting. It is considered chronic if it lasts a few weeks or longer, whereas the acute pain lasts a few hours to a few weeks.   Most causes of neck pain are not serious, and the common ones are defective poses at work like leaning into the computer, and during hobbies, like bending over the work desk.   However, neck ... 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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