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Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Though all children gain weight as they grow older, childhood obesity is caused by extra pounds that are more than what's needed to support the growth and development of the children. When a child is well above the normal weight for his/her age and height, childhood obesity occurs, which is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Because the extra pounds usually start kids on the path to health problems ... more

Blood in urine (hematuria)

Blood in urine (hematuria)

Hematuria is the condition in which there's blood in the urine. This condition isn't always serious, despite the fact that it may make a person anxious. Arduous exercising might be one of the causes of this condition, and so can a number of common drugs, including aspirin. However, urinary bleeding could sometimes be a serious disorder. The two kinds of hematuria are: Gross Hematuria: In this type, the blood is visible ... more

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Originating in the soft tissue of the body, soft tissue sarcomas are cancerous (malignant) tumors. Other structures of the body are connected, supported and surrounded by soft tissues. The nerves, muscle, lining of the joints (synovial tissues), fat and tendons are included in the soft tissues. In these areas, different types of soft tissue sarcomas may occur. However, soft tissue sarcomas are not common. All soft tissue sarcomas cause ... more

Cancer

Cancer

A large number of diseases in which abnormal cells develop that have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue and divide uncontrollably are called cancer. Cancer can spread through the body.   Worldwide, cancer is one of the leading causes of death, but thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment, survival rates are improving for many types of cancer. ... more

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations

The feelings of having rapid, fluttering or pounding heartbeats are described as heart palpitations. Medications, stress, exercise, or in some rare cases, an underlying medical condition could trigger heart palpitations. Heart palpitations are usually harmless because the heart is still pumping effectively, despite the fact that they may be worrisome. By avoiding the triggers that cause heart palpitations, this condition can be ... more

Diabetes

Diabetes

The group of diseases that affect the way a person’s body uses blood glucose (blood sugar) is called “diabetes mellitus”. Being the main source of energy for the cells that make up the muscles and tissues, glucose is vital to a person’s health. It is considered the body’s main source of fuel.   Having diabetes, no matter what type, means having too much glucose in the blood, though the causes may ... 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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