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mesothelioma Mesothelioma is an incurable asbestos cancer. This short film was produced to raise awareness of the issues around ... One Man's Fight With Meso...
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What's in a Word? 'Anesthesia' From Ancient Greece to 1846, and Beyond - Pain Medicine News

What's in a Word? 'Anesthesia' From Ancient Greece to 1846, and Beyond - Pain Medicine News | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
What's in a Word? 'Anesthesia' From Ancient Greece to 1846, and Beyond Pain Medicine News He notes that the term “has become accepted in the Greek and Latin medical literature.” In Chapter 1 of his dissertation, Quistorp explores seven definitions...
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"Galen, a Greek physician from Asia Minor born in 141, used the word to describe “the dullness of those who think differently.”"

 

In medical history, we often look at the health care practices, surgeries, and techniques that have been used to treat its patients. Though, what about the words? This article talks about the word 'anesthesia' and it's history. It speaks about greatly known people such as Hippocrates, who explained that anesthesia meant stupidity or irresponsibility. The roots of such words are a interesting to look at because they allow us to think about how words have been generated.

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What the ancient Mayans can teach us about health and healing | Science and Technology

What the ancient Mayans can teach us about health and healing | Science and Technology | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
In a time when human beings are suffering from a host of illnesses caused by stress and modern-day living, the need for ancient wisdom has never been more important.

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Ancient Chinese Remedy Corydalis Yanhusuo May Relieve Chronic Pain - American Live Wire

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Ancient Chinese Remedy Corydalis Yanhusuo May Relieve Chronic Pain
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Corydalis yanhusuo root, an ancient Chinese remedy, could be used to treat chronic pain.
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Oil Pulling: Ancient Secret for Optimal Health

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Oil pulling is an ancient Indian folk remedy used to improve dental health. Swishing with a tablespoon of oil for approximately 15-20 minutes on an empty stomach kills pathogenic microorganisms.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 24, 2013 9:29 PM

The thing is, that swishing a tablespoon of oil (sesame, coconut and sunflower are commonly recommended) in one’s mouth for 15-20 minutes is way btoo long for most of us....