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Rickets

Rickets

The softening and weakening of bones in children, which is usually because of an extreme and prolonged vitamin D deficiency, is called rickets. To build strong bones, the child needs calcium and phosphorus, and vitamin D is essential in promoting absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the gastrointestinal tract. When there is a deficiency of vitamin D, it becomes difficult to maintain proper calcium and phosphorus levels in ... more

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma

The cancer that begins in the retina, which is the sensitive lining on the inside of the eye, is called retinoblastoma. This cancer rarely occurs in adults, and it most commonly affects young children. Nerve tissue that senses light as it comes through the front of the eye makes up the retina. In the brain, signals are interpreted as images after the retina sends these signals through the optic nerve to the brain. Retinoblastoma is the ... more

Retrograde Ejaculation

Retrograde Ejaculation

When semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis during orgasm, retrograde ejaculation occurs. The patient may ejaculate very little or no semen, although he still reaches sexual climax. This is called a dry orgasm. Retrograde ejaculation can cause male infertility but it isn't harmful. Health conditions, medications or surgeries that affect the nerves or muscles that control the bladder opening can cause ... more

Lynch Syndrome

Lynch Syndrome

Also called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), lynch syndrome is a rare inherited condition that increases someone’s risk of colon cancer. Lynch syndrome is the most common condition that increases the risk of colon cancer despite the fact that there are other inherited syndromes that could increase that risk. Lynch syndrome is thought to cause 2 to 3% of colon cancers. Lynch syndrome causes the occurrence of colon ... more

Nightmares

Nightmares

Nightmares are frightening dreams linked with fear, terror, or anxiety and they seem real, often becoming more frightening as the dream reveals. Nightmares are usually nothing to worry about, but they might become a problem if people experience them frequently, causing them to fear going to sleep or keeping them from sleeping well.   Nightmares are common and they start in childhood then decrease after the age of ten; however, ... more

Inflammatory breast cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare rapid developing kind of cancer where the affected breast becomes red, swollen and tender. When the lymphatic vessels in the breast are blocked by cancer cells, inflammatory breast cancer occurs causing the characteristic red, swollen look of the breast. This kind of cancer is considered to be locally advanced one that is; it has been spread from its point of origin to nearby tissue and potentially 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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