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Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic Fever

The inflammatory disease that can develop as a complication of untreated or poorly treated strep throat is called rheumatic fever. The infection with group A streptococcus bacteria is the cause of strep throat. Though it can develop in younger children and adults, rheumatic fever is most common in 5- to 15- year old children. People between the ages of 25 to 35, are most affected by recurring episodes of rheumatic fever. Rheumatic ... 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

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder. It usually affects the scalp and causes scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. The face, upper chest, back and other oily areas of the body could also be affected by seborrheic dermatitis. When this condition affects infants, it's known as cradle cap. Although seborrheic dermatitis could be uncomfortable with an unpleasant sight, it's harmless. If someone recognizes the ... more

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder identified by sudden strike of sleep and irresistible daytime drowsiness.   Narcolepsy can cause serious disorders in daily routine because people with narcolepsy often find it, regardless of the conditions, difficult to stay awake for long times.   Some people incorrectly link symptoms of narcolepsy to simple lack of sleep, fainting, seizure disorders, depression or other ... more

Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial Cancer

Usually, endometrial cancer is found at its earliest and most treatable stage. Endometrial cancer begins in the cells of the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus. The uterus is a hollow pelvic organ shaped like a pear, where fetal development occurs. Although this type of cancer is also called uterine cancer, however, there are other cells in the uterus that can become cancerous, including muscle or myometrial cells. These form less ... more

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

The type of cancer that begins in the lungs is called lung cancer. Located in the chest, the lungs are two spongy organs that take in oxygen when a person inhales and releases carbon dioxide when he/she exhales. People who are at greatest risk of lung cancer are smokers. Depending on the length of time and number of cigarettes smoked, the risk of lung cancer will increase. Someone could significantly reduce their chances of developing ... 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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