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Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence

The loss of bladder control is a common and embarrassing problem known as urinary incontinence. This condition varies in its severity. At the mildest cases, it may be an occasional leakage when a person sneezes or coughs, but at the most severe cases, it may be such a sudden and strong urge to urinate, that the person may not be able to reach the toilet.   A person with urinary incontinence should see a doctor, especially if the ... more

Rectocele

Rectocele

When the fascia which is a wall of fibrous tissue separating the rectum from the vagina, becomes weakened, allowing the front wall of the rectum to bulge into the vagina, a condition called rectocele occurs.   can be caused by childbirthprocesses that put pressure on the fascimenopause, when en that helps pelvic tissues sreases, rectoceles occur.   The rectocele may create a noticeable bulge of tissue through the ... more

Varicose veins

Varicose veins

Gnarled and enlarged veins are called varicose veins. Although the veins of the legs and feet are the most commonly affected ones because the pressure in the veins of the lower body is increased by walking and standing upright, but any vein could become varicose. While for several people varicose veins and spider veins, which is a common mild variation of varicose veins, are simply a cosmetic concern; but for others, aching pain and ... more

Orchitis

Orchitis

Most commonly associated with the virus that causes mumps, orchitis is the condition in which one or both of the testicles become inflamed. This condition is developed in at least one-third of males contracting mumps after puberty. Usually, other causes of orchitis include bacterial, including sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia.   Bacterial orchitis is usually caused by epididymitis, which is ... more

Grand Mal Seizure

Grand Mal Seizure

Also known as a tonic-clonic seizure, a grand mal seizure includes violent muscle contractions and loss of consciousness. When people think about seizures in general, this is the one that they usually picture.   Abnormal electrical activity throughout the brain causes grand mal seizure. Sometimes a stroke, extremely low blood sugar or other health problems could cause this type of seizure. But mostly, epilepsy is the cause of ... more

Diphtheria

Diphtheria

Usually affecting the mucous membranes of the nose and throat, diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection. Diphtheria, which may additionally infect the skin, commonly results in a sore throat, swollen glands, weakness and fever. But the hallmark sign is a thick, gray covering in the back of the throat that could cause difficulty breathing.   Diphtheria used to be a leading cause of death among children many years ago but ... 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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