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Tar pit bones yield climate clues | Science News for Kids

Tar pit bones yield climate clues | Science News for Kids | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Insect damage to ancient bones reveals length of 'summer' during the last ice age.

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This article allows us to see the wear and tear on ancient remains during the summer periods of the last ice age. The remains and lasting evidences show researchers what the climate was like and what the weather was like in that time period.There were findings of fossils of saber-toothed cats and elephant-like mammoths. 

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Ancient Brain Surgery Caveman Style

Ancient Brain Surgery Caveman Style | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
When we think of brain surgery, we think of a sterile environment where everyone is in little blue suites and lots of bright lights shining down on the patient.(...)

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This article was very interesting. The fact that brain surgery goes as far as the Stone Age is unbelievable. Another interesting fact i got from this article is the procedure in which they make a hole in the skull.

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Odd Random Thoughts's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:06 PM

Most certainly would of been a horrible time to have brain surgery!

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Ancient cranial surgery: Practice of drilling holes in the cranium that dates back thousands of years

Ancient cranial surgery: Practice of drilling holes in the cranium that dates back thousands of years | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Some might consider drilling a hole in someone's head a form of torture, but in the province of Ahdahuaylas in Peru, ca. AD 100-1250, it was state-of-the-art medical care.

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Roman Medicine

Roman Medicine | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Roman medicine was greatly influenced by earlier Greek medical practice and literature but would also make its own unique contribution to the history of medicine through the work of such famous experts(...) (Roman Medicine

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This article was a great reading. Learning how the Greeks and Romans used herbs such as pepper and saffron to cure illnesses was amazing.

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Centipede venom trumps morphine in mouse study of pain : Spoonful of Medicine

Centipede venom trumps morphine in mouse study of pain : Spoonful of Medicine | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it

Placing a Chinese red headed centipede on a burn can speed up the healing process, according to ancient Chinese medicine. But a mouse study published today suggests that what the Chinese interpreted as a healing effect may in fact have been the handiwork of a pain-inhibiting peptide contained within this centipede’s venom, which kills insects but is harmless in humans. The results indicate that the peptide, called m-SLPTX-Ssm6a, is a powerful analgesic that, in some cases, surpasses the effect of morphine. Given its apparent lack of side effects, Ssm6a is seen by scientists as an attractive candidate drug compound that might prove suitable for treating chronic pain.


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Cecilia Urbina's curator insight, March 7, 6:57 PM

In the ancient Chinese culture many believed that placing a Chinese red centipede on a burn would speed the process of healing. Todays research shows that a centipede  contains venom that kills insects but is harmless to humans. Regardless of the treatment I think I would be terrified of the thought of having a centipede healing a burn. 

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Egyptian Mummy's Curse: Oldest Heart Disease Case

Egyptian Mummy's Curse: Oldest Heart Disease Case | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Ancient Egyptian princess had blocked arteries in her heart.

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Who would ever thought that a modern disease such as atherosclerosis could occur in ancient Egypt. The article could have provided information about the diet of the mummies to better understand the reasons for the heart disease, 

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Bobby Savoy's curator insight, January 30, 1:15 AM

Heart Disease in a mummy? I guess this is one less disease that can be considered to be "modern."

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Wrapping up the cat mummy

Wrapping up the cat mummy | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Speaking of Abydos, let’s get back to our cat mummy, which was excavated from a cemetery there back in 1901-02.

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:45 PM

An interesting look at one method for protecting fragile mummies.

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The Process of Cremation in Roman France | Bones Don't Lie

The Process of Cremation in Roman France | Bones Don't Lie | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
In general, cremation is a category of cadaver treatment that involves transformation of the body by fire. From there, we recognize a few patterns of cremation burials within the archaeological record.
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Echoez Of Health Recommends: Egyptian Glass Oil Burner - Assorted

Echoez Of Health Recommends: Egyptian Glass Oil Burner - Assorted | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
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Echoez Of Nostalgia's curator insight, February 20, 8:04 AM

Workmanship found nowhere else. Hand blown glass oil burners from Egypt in assorted colors. Each one is 5" tall and decorated with 14K gold.

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Ancient whales surprise scientists

Ancient whales surprise scientists | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Ancient bowhead whales bucked the trend to survive the last Ice Age, scientists say.

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Tar pit bones yield climate clues | Science News for Kids

Tar pit bones yield climate clues | Science News for Kids | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Insect damage to ancient bones reveals length of 'summer' during the last ice age.

Via Ruby Carat
Rowena ButedHIST1014's insight:

This article allows us to see the wear and tear on ancient remains during the summer periods of the last ice age. The remains and lasting evidences show researchers what the climate was like and what the weather was like in that time period.There were findings of fossils of saber-toothed cats and elephant-like mammoths. 

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Ancient Chinese Remedy Corydalis Yanhusuo May Relieve Chronic ...

Ancient Chinese Remedy Corydalis Yanhusuo May Relieve Chronic ... | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Corydalis yanhusuo root, an ancient Chinese remedy, could be used to treat chronic pain. New research has shown that Corydalis yanhusuo root contains pain-relieving ingredient dehydrocorybulbine, which does not lose ...

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Adeleke Kayode's curator insight, February 10, 2:33 PM

Instead of a new combination of ingredients to relieve age old symptoms. There's Corydalis yanhuso root an ancient plant with the capability to cure specific chronic pain

Cecilia Urbina's curator insight, March 7, 7:06 PM

Corydalis yanusuo root was used to treat chronic pain in the ancient Chinese world. New research today shows us that Corydalis yanusuo root contains pain-relieving ingredients such as dehydrocorybulbine which does not fade away as fast as opiate drugs do. They also found that it improves blood circulation as well as chest pain. 

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The Health Advantages Of Oolong Green tea

Oolong tea has a rich and long history that includes being one of the plants that were grown and prized by ancient Chinese emperors and today is prized for its lots of recognized health benefits around the world. These tea leaves typically originate from the Fuijan Province of China or the mountains of Taiwan and can also be referred to as Wu-Long tea.


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India - The Birthplace of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry

Source: http://www.jeffreyarmstrong.com/articles/the-mysteries-of-indian-culture-the-relevance-of-hindu-vedas-and-the-reality-of-ancient-flying-machines Sour...
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WOW! This is a short youtube video that shows some facts about the real history of medicine. In ancient days, it was said that the father of medicine was in fact a place called Acharya Charaka. It was also said that the rhinoplasty surgery was also created here. It really makes me think about how information has been passed down from ancient civilizations to today. How were they able to have people believe they were of superior knowledge  if there were no set standards of education? There were no medical schools or nursing schools, they were just curious people who dipped their own selves into science and medicine. 

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The Archaeology News Network: Ancient cranial surgery in Peru investigated

The Archaeology News Network: Ancient cranial surgery in Peru investigated | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it

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The pain some of the patients must have gone through must have been excruciating. Without anesthesia or painkillers, i myself would not been able to go with this sort of medical procedure.

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John Ward's curator insight, December 22, 2013 6:00 AM
Ancient cranial surgery in Peru investigated
Cecilia Urbina's curator insight, March 7, 6:50 PM

There has been evidence found that the healers in Peru must have practiced surgical procedures on individuals using hand drills and scraping tools. While excavating burial caves in the south-central of Andahuaylas in Peru a UC Santa Barbara bio archaeologist Danielle Kurin found the remains of 32 individuals whom date back to the Late Intermediate Period.  

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The Health Benefits of Qi Gong Explained | Holistic Services Group

The Health Benefits of Qi Gong Explained | Holistic Services Group | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Qi Gong (or Chee Kung) is an ancient practice based on Chinese philosophy, medicine and martial arts. While many different styles exist, they're all fundamentally based on the combination of deep breathing skills and gentle, ...

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The Egyptian Pyramids

The Egyptian Pyramids | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Built on a massive scale, the pyramids of ancient Egypt are some of the most magnificent manmade structures in history.

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Being a worker and moving 2.5 ton stones in grueling heat had to be brutal. One interesting fact i got from this article is that the Great pyramid of Giza is the only surviving structure of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

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David Walp's curator insight, May 7, 2013 1:51 PM

History Channel - Pyramids

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Sacrificed woman's mummy found in Peru archaeology site - Apple Balla

Sacrificed woman's mummy found in Peru archaeology site - Apple Balla | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The mummified remains of a sacrificed woman were discovered by Peruvian archaeologists at the El Brujo complex, researchers said.
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NOVA | Mummies 101

NOVA | Mummies 101 | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
What is a mummy? Get a primer on mummies worldwide—from ancient Egypt to the Incan Andes to the peat bogs of Europe.

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Egyptians Mastered Medicine Thousands Of Years Ago | The Galactic Free Press

Egyptians Mastered Medicine Thousands Of Years Ago | The Galactic Free Press | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Civilization in Ancient Egypt means not only tombs and pyramids, but also all aspects of human life. Egyptian... http://t.co/71xiebgXAO
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The reason ancient people are healthier than people today

The reason ancient people are healthier than people today | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Do you want to know, how ancient people more health than people today?
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Cecilia Urbina's curator insight, March 7, 7:13 PM

After reading this article i would have to say that I agree with it because the facts that have been stated are almost all true in my case. Eating habits from the ancient world to today have changed dramatically because now the food we eat contains more chemicals then it ever did, ancient people ate bare animals and would not preserve them like we do. They constantly moved houses getting a lot of exercise to survive from weather conditions and attacks from others. No a days people are overweight eating junkfood and not getting the appropriate amount of exercise.

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Ancient DNA reveals Ice Age diet (ScienceAlert)

Ancient DNA reveals Ice Age diet (ScienceAlert) | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Prehistoric DNA has provided insight into the diets of ancient Arctic megafauna, and the vegetation changes during the last Ice Age.

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Fiona Litle's curator insight, February 12, 2:24 PM

Scientists have uncovered that vegetarianism existed during and after the Ice Age that caused the extinction of the Woolly Mammoth. The extreme cold caused a decrease in natural resources that were vital to these animals source of survival.   

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Carbon dioxide was hidden in the ocean during last Ice Age

Carbon dioxide was hidden in the ocean during last Ice Age | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Why did the atmosphere contain so little carbon dioxide during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago? Why did it rise when the Earth's climate became warmer?

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Mark Townsend's curator insight, February 12, 10:49 PM

This article speaks about how during the last ice age, there was a significantly less amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The scientists run experiments and make theories due to their recordings and explain why they think that this phenomenon occurred.

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West Antarctica Warming Began 2,000 Years Earlier Than Thought, Linked to Changes in Earth Orbit | Paleoclimatology | Sci-News.com

West Antarctica Warming Began 2,000 Years Earlier Than Thought, Linked to Changes in Earth Orbit | Paleoclimatology | Sci-News.com | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
According to a large multinational team of researchers, West Antarctica began emerging from the last Ice Age about 20,000 to 22,000 years ago.

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Egypt combats spread of influenza - Al-Shorfa

Egypt combats spread of influenza - Al-Shorfa | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
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Although this article does not talk about the historic dates, it does mention the present dates. This article shares information about the deaths of H1N1 outbreaks in Egypt and the death from it. It was not the vaccinations or treatment that had an impact on it, but it was the temperatures that made it difficult to withstand the virus,

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Health News - Ancient Chinese herbal remedy now being tested as prostate cancer treatment drug

Ancient Chinese herbal remedy now being tested as prostate cancer treatment drug...

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Cecilia Urbina's curator insight, January 18, 1:38 AM

 Ancient Chinese herbal remedy about eating cork tree bark is being tested in a new clinic trial at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio to treat cancer patients. The only concerns are regarding the side effects that the consumption of cork tree bark might have on patients.