Wine and health
Wine and health is an issue of considerable discussion and research. Wine has a long history of use as an early form of medication, being recommended variously as a safe alternative to drinking water,...
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Amazing Things We’ve Learned From 800 Ancient Skull Surgeries
The practice of trepanation was surprisingly successful and was seen more often during the Inca heyday due to the weapons used in war.
May 8 1980, Smallpox Eradicated-The Rise And Fall Of Smallpox
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially pronounced victory in the fight against smallpox, confirming that no known cases of the dreaded killer existed anywhere on the planet. Take a l...
Did Columbus Bring Syphilis to Europe? New Study Says Yes
When Columbus returned to Europe from his voyage to America, he and his crew brought news that would reshape the world. And according to recent research, they very likely brought back something else.
Jenner Tests Smallpox Vaccine - May 14, 1796
Edward Jenner, an English country doctor from Gloucestershire, administers the world’s first vaccination as a preventive treatment for smallpox, a disease that had killed millions of people over the c...
Dentistry, a Painful Story
The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) has yielded evidence of dentistry being practiced as far back as 7000 BC. IVC sites in Pakistan indicate that this earliest form of dentistry involved curing tooth ...
History of medicine
Who was the first to perform surgery? Take a look back in history with this Medical Milestone!
History of medicine
This article deals with medicine as practiced by trained professionals from ancient times to the present. The ancient Egyptians, Ancient Indians, had a system of medicine that was advanced for its ti...
Recommended maximum intake of alcoholic beverages
This article summarizes the recommended maximum intake (or safe limits) of the drug alcohol, to be specific ethanol, as recommended by the health agencies of various governments. These recommendations...
Alcohol and cancer
Alcoholic beverages are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a Group 1 carcinogen (carcinogenic to humans). IARC classifies alcoholic beverage consumption as a cause...
Alcohol and cardiovascular disease
Excessive alcohol intake has now been associated with an elevated risk of alcoholic liver disease (ALD), heart failure, some cancers, and accidental injury, and is a leading cause of death in industr...
Alcohol dementia
Alcohol-related dementia (ARD) is a form of dementia caused by long-term, excessive drinking, resulting in neurological damage and impaired mental processing.
Alcohol-related dementia is a broad t...
Red wine headache
Red wine headache ("RWH") is a headache often accompanied by nausea and flushing that occurs in many people after drinking even a single glass of red wine. This syndrome can sometimes develop within 1...
Alcohol and weight
Alcohol and weight is a subject relevant to millions of people who like to drink alcoholic beverages and who also either want to maintain or to lose body weight. It is uncertain whether alcohol lead...
Ancient Greek medicine
Ancient Greek medicine was a compilation of theories that were constantly expanding through new ideologies and trials. Many components were considered in Ancient Greek Medicine, intertwining the spir...
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Amazing Things We’ve Learned From 800 Ancient Skull Surgeries
The practice of trepanation was surprisingly successful and was seen more often during the Inca heyday due to the weapons used in war.
Sunnyside Royal Hospital
Sunnyside Royal Hospital was a psychiatric hospital located in Hillside, north of Montrose, Scotland. The hospital was originally founded in 1781 by Susan Carnegie as the Montrose Lunatic Asylum, Infi...
Abul Hasan al-Tabari
Abu-l-Hasan Ahmad ibn Mohammad al-Tabari, born in Amol, was a 10th-century Persian physician from Tabaristan. He was the physician of Rukn al-Dawla, a Buyid ruler. He was author of a compendium of me...
Al-Nagawri
Shahab al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Karim Qivam al-Nagawri was a 14th-century Persian physician.Shihab al-Din al-Nagawri composed several medical treatises, including a general handbook composed in 1392 and a s...
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The Pursuit of the Millennium
The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages (1957, revised and expanded in 1970) is Norman Cohn's study of millenarian cult movements.Covering ...
Animism in Laos
Satsana Phi (Lao: ສາສນາຜີ, "religion of the gods [phi]") is a classificatory term for the ethnic religions practiced by 30.7% of the population of Laos. The same traditions are practiced by the La...
History of cancer chemotherapy
The era of cancer chemotherapy began in the 1940s with the first use of nitrogen mustards and folic acid antagonist drugs. Cancer drug development has exploded since then into a multi-billion dollar i...
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Mariri
Yachay is a special type of phlegm generated by shamans and sorcerers of the Peruvian Amazon Basin which is believed to contain the essence of their power in the form of virotes, tsentsak, darts, arro...
Chinese wax
Chinese wax is a white to yellowish-white, gelatinous, crystalline water-insoluble substance obtained from the wax secreted by certain insects.It resembles spermaceti but is harder, more friable, and ...
Abu al-Majd ibn Abi al-Hakam
Abu al-Majd ibn Abi al-Hakam (Arabic: أفضل الدولة أبو المجد محمد بن أبي الحكم عبيد اللَّه بن المظفر بن عبد اللَّه الباهلي‎; d. 1174 CE) was an Andalusian physician, musician and astrologer o...
Traditional Tibetan medicine
Traditional Tibetan medicine (Tibetan: བོད་ཀྱི་གསོ་བ་རིག་པ་, Wylie: Ggso ba rig pa) is a centuries-old traditional medical system that employs a complex approach to diagnosis, incorporating t...
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Taisha Abelar
Taisha Abelar, born Maryann Simko, is an American writer and anthropologist who was an associate of Carlos Castaneda.
Abelar met Castaneda when she was 19 years old and a student at University of ...
Abdollah ibn Bukhtishu
Abu Sa'id Ubaid Allah ibn Bakhtyashu (940–1058), also spelled Bukhtishu, Bukhtyashu, and Bakhtshooa in many texts, was an 11th-century Syrian physician, descendant of Bakhtshooa Gondishapoori. He spok...
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Bubonic plague
Bubonic plague is a zoonotic disease, circulating mainly in fleas on small rodents, and is one of three types of bacterial infections caused by Yersinia pestis (formerly known as Pasteurella pestis), ...
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Royal Edinburgh Hospital
The Royal Edinburgh Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is operated by the University Hospitals Division of NHS Lothian. It is situated in Morningside Place.
The Royal E...
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