Latest Articles In Medicine

The word medicine is derived from the Latin “ars medicina”, meaning the art of healing.

Through observation and meticulous study of various stages of health, mankind discovered that there was a number of ways in which health could be affected and an equal number of ways in which that could be remedied. That was the birth of medicine, a science or a practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.

From the historical perspective, the first written record on medicine dates back to the ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece and China. The Greek physician Hippocrates is considered to be the father of medicine and he introduced the Hippocrates Oath, which is taken by present day physicians as well. Egyptian priest Imhotep was the first physician in history recorded by name. There Edwin Smith Papyrus contains the information on certain surgical procedures that were preformed around 1500 BCE.

Since that time medicine has constantly evolved, growing more efficient in treating various conditions in humans but also in other species as well. Present day medicine has different branches of specialization and all of them can be divided into two major categories: medicine and surgery.

The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are concerned with medical issues in general along with the progress of medicine in terms of new discoveries and treatment methods, health in general and many other accompanying matters.

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How Joseph Lister saved Millions of People

Born in 1827, Joseph Lister was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery. He is famous for introducing the use of carbolic acid, or phenol, to sterilize surgical instruments and clean wounds

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Song Ci – The Father of Modern Forensic Medicine

In 1247, he published a book in which he explains how to determine which wound was the case of death. His book, “Washing Away of Wrongs” contains the first recorded use of forensic entomology as a...

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Letitia Mumford Geer – Notable Women in Medicine

Letitia filed for her patent for a new design for the medical syringe on February 12, 1896. It was three years later that her patent for the one-handed syringe design was granted. That patent design h...

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How to Detoxify the Pineal Gland

The pineal gland is believed to play a vital role in consciousness. Detoxifying it can be helpful in attaining higher levels of consciousness.

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Predictive Medicine in 2020 – Where are We Headed?

Predictive medicine is a field of medicine that tries to predict the probability of a disease and institute preventive measures in order to prevent the disease

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Fecal Transplant Is Real and Five Other Feces Facts That Will Surprise You

Some health experts even say they can perform a colonoscopy and guess the sex of the patient without knowing it beforehand

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Forget the octagon, scientists discover a new shape called “scutoid”

The discovery can help us understand how organs acquire such complex, yet in the same time, stable forms. It is critical for future organ and tissue engineering

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Tuskegee experiment – Fatal Conspiracy Theory Turned Out to Be Truth

The experiment started in 1932. The word was out in Macon Country, Alabama, that there was a new health program offered specifically to African-Americans for free. The experiment was advertised as “...

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Top 9 Deadly Diseases that Medicine has Cured

The average life expectancy nowadays is close to 80 years on a worldwide level

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Dragon’s Blood: A real Plant, not a Game of Thrones Reference

Historical records of the Romans and Greeks note Dracaena cinnibari, a byproduct of the cinnabar tree was found on an island in the Indian Ocean. The species of dragon’s blood were hard to distinguish

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Weird Ancient Greece Medical Treatments

People in Ancient Greece regarded illness as a divine punishment, while healing was quite literally a gift from the Gods

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19 Addictive Facts about Heroin

The substance enters the brain rapidly, and then changes back into morphine. Heroin binds to opioid receptors on cells located in the brain, and binds mostly to cells involved in feelings of pain and ...

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Eights Ways IBM Watson makes life Easier

The Watson has come a long way since the win in Jeopardy in 2011.

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Why do mosquitoes bite some people and not others?

The statistics show that one in ten people is attractive to mosquitoes, so pray that you are not the one

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13 Strange Facts about Marijuana

As of 2015, several countries in the world, including some states in the US have legalized marijuana usage for medical purposes.

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Galileo Galilei and three other scientists who believed in magic

You would be surprised to know that some of the brightest minds of our time have believed in magic. Galileo and Newton are two of the top geniuses praised by society for their work in science. But bot...

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Revolutionary New Insulin Patch Could Change The Lives Of Diabetics Forever

The super smart insulin patch could alleviate the need for injections.

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Who is Margaret Sanger – The woman set to be on the $20 bill?

Sanger is the woman responsible for the terms “birth control”, “planned parenthood” and much more

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Five HIV/Aids conspiracy theories

And as is the case with many other viruses, there are countless of conspiracy theories about the origin of the virus. People always talk, but in the case of HIV/AIDS, an argument can be made for some ...

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The Mysteries of Human Body

In the search for answers

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