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Important Facts and Information about Coronavirus

Coronavirus is a family of different viruses that can trigger someone to suffer from a common cold or other severe ailments such as SARS...

World Aids Day 2011

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV,...

Heroin Was Initially Marketed As A Cough Suppressant By Bayer AG

From 1898-1910, the German drug company Bayer marketed diacetylmorphine as an over the counter drug under their trademark name Heroin.  The name was derived from the Greek...

The Nocebo Effect

In medicine, a Nocebo Reaction or response refers to harmful, unpleasant, or undesirable effects a subject manifests after receiving an harmless drug or placebo....

Syndromes: Foreign Accent Synrome

Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is speech disorder that causes a sudden change to speech so that a person speaks with a “foreign” accent.  The...

Invention of the Toothbrush

The toothbrush has its origins in the chewing sticks of Babylonia as early as 3500 BC. Ancient Greek and Roman literature discusses the use...

Medical Oddities: Pica

Pica is a medical disorder characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive (e.g., metal, clay, coal, sand, dirt, soil, feces, chalk, pens and...

Ron Sveden: Pea Plant Grows in Man’s Lung

In May 2009, retired teacher Ron Sveden,  who had been fighting emphysema for months was shocked when doctors told him there was a PEA...