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C. difficile

C. difficile

The bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon is referred to as clostridium difficile, which is often called C. diffecile or "C. diff". Older adults in hospitals or in long term care facilities are the most commonly affected people by C. difficile, which usually happens after using antibiotic medications.   C. difficile infections have become more frequent, ... more

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral Valve Prolapse

When the valve between the heart's upper left chamber (left atrium) and the lower left chamber (left ventricle) doesn't close properly, mitral valve prolapse (MVP) occurs. The valve's flaps bulge (prolapse) upward or back into the atrium when the left ventricle contracts. In a condition called mitral valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse sometimes leads to blood leaking backward into the left atrium. Mitral valve ... more

Valley fever

Valley fever

Fungi in the soil cause valley fever. Anything that disrupts the soil may stir the fungi that cause valley fever into the air, such as construction, wind and farming; the fungi might then be breathed into the lungs. Valley fever is a form of coccidioidomycosis or cocci infection. Among other signs and symptoms, this infection may cause fever, chest pain and coughing. While some people, particularly those who have weakened immune system; those ... more

Iritis

Iritis

When the middle layer of the eye (uvea) is inflamed affecting the eye’s iris, a condition known as iritis occurs. The iris is the colored ring of tissue surrounding the pupil that lies just behind the transparent cornea. Muscles managing the iris change the size of the pupil to adjust to light conditions. Adhesions of the iris can result from prolonged inflammation causing the pupil to become smaller or irregularly shaped and ... more

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, which is common in young children, is a mild but contagious viral infection. The most common cause of hand-foot-and-mouth disease is coxsackievirus. This disease is marked by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet.   Hand-foot-and-mouth disease doesn't have a specific treatment. By practicing good hygiene, such as washing hands often and thoroughly, the risks of being infected with ... more

Varicocele

Varicocele

A varicocele resembles a varicose vein that could occur in the leg. A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins within the scrotum, the loose bag holding the testicles. Even though not all varicoceles affect sperm production, still they are a common cause of decreased sperm quality and low sperm production. Shrinking of the testicles may also result from varicoceles. Luckily, most varicoceles can be easily diagnosed and can be surgically ... 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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