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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

Malaria

Malaria

Malaria is an infectious disease that is caused by a parasite that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Recurrent attacks of chills and fever may be caused by malaria, which can be fatal.   Malaria is still prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America and Central America; however, it has been virtually eradicated in countries with temperate climates. Malaria remains one of the ... more

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma

The rare cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of the internal organs (mesothelium) is called malignant mesothelioma. Based on what part of the mesothelium is affected, mesothelioma is divided into different types that include the following: Mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis: This type occurs in the lining around the testicles. Peritoneal mesothelioma: This type occurs in the tissue in ... more

Lichen nitidus

Lichen nitidus

Lichen nitidus consists of tiny, skin-colored bumps (papules) that usually appear in clusters on the surface of the skin, particularly on the trunk and upper extremities. It is rare and noncancerous. Its exact cause is still not known.   Usually, lichen nitidus affects children and young adults, but it could develop in anyone. Though this condition is annoying, but it is harmless. Over time, lichen nitidus usually disappears, ... more

Vaginitis

Vaginitis

Inflammation of the vagina called vaginitis could cause itching, pain and discharge. A change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection might result in vaginitis, this condition may even result from reduced estrogen levels after menopause. The most common kinds of vaginitis are the followings:   Bacterial vaginosis:  Overgrowth of one of various organisms normally found in the vagina that disturb the ... more

Measles

Measles

A common childhood disease that now can be prevented with a vaccine is measles. A red, blotchy skin rash, fever, sore throat, inflamed eyes, runny nose and cough are included in the signs and symptoms of measles.   For small children, measles, which is also called rubeola, can be serious and even fatal. The disease still kills several hundred thousand people a year, most under the age of 5, while death rates have been falling ... 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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