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Apoplexy and Stroke – Characteristics and History

The old, very popular, and quite international term apoplexy (or its equivalents “apoplectic attack,” “apoplectic ictus,” and “ictus”) today generally means stroke. The word “apoplexy” comes from the Greek meaning “stroke” and “to strike.”...

Caffeine’s Effects on the Human Stress Axis

INTRODUCTION Caffeine is one of the world’s most widely used drugs. Surveys in the U.S. have shown that approximately 80% of adults regularly consume caffeine, averaging two to three cups of coffee a day...

Boost your Immunity with Mushrooms

Mushrooms benefit the glandular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive immune centers. Got Agaricus bisporus in your fridge or cupboard? It’s a large family, so if you’ve only befriended the button, keep eating. You’ll be in...

Mind-Body Medicine – Mind–Body Approaches

There are four main mind-body approaches in Western medicine: meditation and relaxation, guided imagery, clinical biofeedback and hypnosis. In addition, there are a number of other therapies recommended throughout the ailment section of this...