Aphasia: When Your Karaoke Skills Come in Handy

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People who will sing but not speak.

There are some cases when a person who is not able to speak will still be able to sing as the result of a specific aphasia.

Aphasia is an impairment or loss of the faculty of understanding or using spoken or written language, even though there is integrity of the neuromuscular structures that produce language.  Aphasia is caused by brain damage, and is produced by left brain hemisphere damage ...

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Judgement at Nuremberg: The Medical Trial

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Paul Weindling is an expert on medicine in Nazi Germany and is author of Health, Race and German Politics, Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, and Nazi Medicine and the Nuremberg Trials.

According to Weindling, there were four main phases in the atrocities performed during Nazi Germany. The first phase (1939-41) is called the neurological which was linked to the euthanasia program, but it was actually a testing ground for killing techniques. He ...

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The Flu Threat: Swine Influenza, Greedy Pigs, and How to Keep Yourself Healthy

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Here we go again with the flu threat, this time a swine flu with the potential for a global pandemic – or so we’re told. I’m kind of tired of the same old “be afraid, be very afraid” tone in regards to the whole flu threat. There are really other threats with greater implications for our well being! But still, the subject is certainly worth our attention, as there ...

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Sugar Shock: Why Less Sugar Will Make You Much Sweeter

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Our bodies are simply not made to process the high quantities of the types of sugar that we consume nowadays.

Sugar is in no way nutritional and it actually depletes the body of its vitamin and mineral resources. High sugar consumption is tied to mental disorders, lower IQ, anxiety, aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, depression, eating disorders, fatigue, learning difficulties, and premenstrual syndrome among others.

One of the most important factors in brain aging and ...

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Glass Menagerie: A Modern Story of Feminine Vampirism

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Looking for something to watch during my far infrared sauna session, I stumbled upon The Glass Menagerie, based on Tennessee Williams’s play. I suddenly remembered that this play was referenced in Barbara Hort’s book, Unholy Hungers, in the context of the feminine vampire archetype. Although the label “vampire” may sound too drastic, it is actually very appropriate because the book is basically about psychic feeding ...

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Alzheimer’s as a New Diabetes Type

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Multiple factors like lack of sleep, electromagnetic fields, aluminum (found in anti-acids, water, foil wrap, deodorants, cookware) interact with our genes to produce diseases like Alzheimer’s. In addition, inflammation is always present in most diseases and Alzheimer’s is not an exception. Inflammatory-promoting factors include trans fats, saturated fat, stress, infections, lack of exercise, autoimmune diseases, vitamin deficiencies, celiac disease, colitis, sugar, and diabetes, all of which increase the risk of dementia and ...

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Toxoplasmosis and Personality Changes

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Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that lives in the intestines of cats, shedding eggs that can be picked up by rats and other animals. Humans and other animals can be hosts to Toxoplasma as well. People get infected by its eggs by handling soil or kitty litter. It is thought that for most people the parasite lives “quietly” in their bodies including the brain, and about half of ...

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Calcium Crazy: Why you actually need LESS Calcium and more Magnesium

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Calcified heart valve (near the center)One of the things I dread the most as a heart surgeon is… calcium. Yes, severely calcified valves and arteries are probably my worst nightmare. To remove the calcium, we have to use surgical instruments such as the “bone eater” – and even with that you struggle a lot! Eventually the instruments end up losing their sharp cutting edge. ...

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Bad Relationships Hurt Your Health

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Stress and other psychological factors have a major impact on our well being. 95% of all illnesses are either caused and/or worsened by stress. Excessive stress contributes to adrenal fatigue which then further contributes with the deterioration of our health.

Stress also contributes with inflammation which can damage our brain cells, it also causes severe depression and other mood disorders.

Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer found that a significant emotional event that is ...

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The Psychopath as a Medical Doctor

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I walked into a bookstore of a small Canadian town in 2005 and asked for a true crime story where a doctor was involved. I thought that perhaps it would help me to understand better pathological personalities and how insidious they are in our society, including the medical community. A few seconds later the guy brought me, Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell by Jack Olsen, which won the ...

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