From bloodletting to drinking urine: harsh and merciless medicine of the past
Harsh and merciless medieval medicine. In the XV century, a book called Fasciculus Medicinae was created, which at that time served as a universal medical reference and contained a description…

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Piquant question: why do many injections do it in the "fifth point"
Many people are afraid of injections. They can be understood. Sometimes it happens that the injection is really very painful. However, even without this, there is very little pleasant in…

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10 secrets of ancient medicine that modern scientists rely on
For thousands of years, people have accumulated experience and knowledge for the treatment of various diseases. Modern medicine tries, using and developing ancient proven means and methods of treatment, to…

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Beaver testicles and radioactive toothpaste: 7 fatal self-care products that were used in the XX century

Today, when the world is dominated by science and technology, it is not easy to believe that even some 50 years ago people took for medicinal drugs something that today is not allowed without a protective suit. And when it comes to more distant times, you can only wonder what was the pharmacological fantasy of our ancestors and that they basically survived.
1. Doramad
Toothpaste containing radioactive thorium, developed in Germany in the 30-40s of the XX century. The paste had a very funny pseudo-scientific advertising slogan that promised the death of all microbes in the mouth. Continue reading

Beaver testicles and radioactive toothpaste: 7 fatal self-care products that were used in the XX century
Today, when the world is dominated by science and technology, it is not easy to believe that even some 50 years ago people took for medicinal drugs something that today…

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The 10 worst drugs that most people have never heard of
Millions of people in the world use drugs legally and illegally. The largest trafficking in illegal drugs that have a detrimental effect on health, such as heroin, is carried out…

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15 facts about hormones that everyone who cares about their health should know
When it comes to hormones, most people remember stereotypes about female whims associated with changes in the hormonal background. But in fact, hormones also have an effect on men. And…

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10 benefits of fasting that will convince you that limiting yourself to food is useful
The less I eat, the more energy I have! Today, there is a lot of debate about what "proper nutrition" should be, whether to arrange so-called "fasting days" and how…

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