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What is typhoid fever? History of diseases

By |2018-09-11T05:38:29+00:00September 7th, 2017|Science|

Typhoid fever: A person with typhoid rash (Iran) Is it typhoid or typhus? Typhoid fever isn't the same thing as typhus at all. You catch typhus from being bit by lice that have bitten people with typhoid, and you catch typhoid from drinking water with traces of human poop in it. (You can't catch typhoid from animals.) Find [...]

What is opium? World history of medicine and drugs

By |2017-09-07T09:33:48+00:00September 7th, 2017|Central Asia, Science|

Opium poppy flower Opium comes from a kind of poppy flower. It evolved around 100 million years ago in West Asia and Central Asia. People probably realized as soon as they got to West Asia, about 60,000 years ago, that you could use opium as a medicine. By 6000 BC, in the Stone Age, West Asian farmers were already growing opium in their [...]

What is Dysentery? – History of diarrhea

By |2018-08-30T04:48:48+00:00September 6th, 2017|Greeks, Science|

History of Dysentery: Dysentery came from germs in your drinking water. Here people are washing clothes in the river (India) What is dysentery? Dysentery means having trouble with your insides - your intestines. You might say you had a tummy-ache. It usually means that you have very serious diarrhea. The history of dysentery [...]

What are E. coli bacteria? Cell biology

By |2017-05-28T22:11:41+00:00May 28th, 2017|Biology|

E. coli bacterium under a microscope E. coli are a very common kind of prokaryote cell that lives mainly inside mammals and birds, including inside you. They can only live for a short time on their own, because they have evolved over time to live inside animals. E. coli live in your intestines, [...]