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Mediterranean Diet Invented by Ancient Greeks, Study Reveals

Ancient Greek doctors invented the renowned Mediterranean diet, as Hippocratic physicians prescribed healthy diets and used rich flavors in food in order to treat their patients, a study from the University of Exeter revealed. Experts at the University of Exeter...

Hippocrates on Obesity and the Sedentary Life

Hippocrate of Kos (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), a physician of ancient Greece's Classical era, is considered to be the Father of Medicine. Hippocrates suggested surprisingly contemporary remedies for obesity -- those of diet and exercise. In addition to recognizing that...

Anti-Aging and Ancient Greeks

Although medicine and healing were important in ancient Greece, anti-aging may have been considered unnatural by the ancient Greeks. by Patrick Garner In the last decade some branches of modern medicine have shifted from viewing aging as inevitable to treating it...

Hippocrates and Willow Bark? What You Know About the History of Aspirin is Probably Wrong

It is believed that more than two thousand years ago, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, discovered the active ingredient in aspirin.

Medical Recipes of Hippocrates Discovered at Ancient Library in Egypt

Monks at the St. Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai, Egypt, have discovered medical recipes from Hippocrates.

Oregano: The Quintessential Ancient Greek Herb

Ancient Greeks knew a thing or two when it came to herbs, and oregano is one that they simply could not do without.

Hippocrates: The Greek Father of Modern Medicine

Born on the island of Kos, c. 460 BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates is considered the father of medicine.

How Was Cancer Treated in Ancient Greece?

It was Hippocrates, the father of medicine, who identified and gave the name cancer to the illness that blights humanity to this day.

Greek Americans Make Snow Sculpture of Hippocrates in Astoria

A pair of Greek-American artists used New York's snowy weather to beautify their neighborhood by making a snow sculpture of the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. Melissa Vadakara and Marios Tzavellas, residents of the Greek-American hub of Astoria, who are prolific...

Chinese Doctors Take Hippocratic Oath on Greek Island of Kos

Chinese doctors participated in a Wednesday ceremony which revived the Hippocratic Oath at its very birthplace, the Asclepeion archaeological site on the Greek island of Kos in the Aegean Sea. The Asclepeion is where Hippocrates, who lived from 460-370 BC...