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2013-05-15 13:07:05

The bacterium M. pneumoniae is carried at high rates in the upper respiratory tracts of healthy children and usual diagnostic tests cannot differentiate between such asymptomatic carriage and actual respiratory tract infection.

2012-06-20 10:09:57

The common cold virus may be more common than previously thought in university students not reporting any symptoms.

2012-04-24 10:05:26

An analysis of individual data from prospective studies assessing the risks of thyroid dysfunction suggests that subclinical hyperthyroidism may be associated with increased risk of total mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD) death and incident atrial fibrillation (AF), although the risk of CHD mortality and AF is higher when thyrotropin levels are below 0.10 mIU/L.

2009-06-23 11:26:16

Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most frequent congenital abnormality of the small bowel and it is often difficult to diagnose. It is usually asymptomatic but approximately 4% are symptomatic with complications such as bleeding

2006-07-28 13:49:35

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who have an underactive thyroid without symptoms appear to have an increased risk of heart disease, according to a review of published studies that appears in the American Journal of Medicine.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.