There is clear evidence that populations living in Mediterranean countries enjoy a longer life expectancy than Northern Europeans. Genetic or racial factors do not explain these societal differences as revealed by migrant studies. The major causes of death in affluent societies, cardiovascular disease, cancers and digestive disorders, show markedly different incidence rates in different European countries. These differences seem to depend on the varied dietary patterns in Europe but the classic lipid hypothesis alone fails to explain the differing rates of coronary heart disease.
Neurologia Croatica: Glasilo Udruzenja Neurologa Jugoslavije = Official Journal of Yugoslav Neurological Association
Dr. Niko Selak (Dubrovnik, 1862--Zagreb, 1891) was a district medical officer in Jastrebarsko, town medical officer and hospital director in Koprivnica, pioneer of Croatian neurology, ophthalmology, medical photography, application of hypnosis in medicine, and the author of the first manual of forensic medicine in Croatia. Among his articles dealing with neurology are those dealing with luetic gumma of the brain, tabes cervicodorsalis, Aran-Duchenne muscular atrophy, bulbar paralysis, etc.
It is known that collections of popular medical prescriptions and instructions appeared in areas without educated physicians, and all previously published manuscripts of this kind are inevitably anonymous. The reported manuscript comprises 23 pages written in sepia ink, appendixed to a prayer book published in 1747, containing popular medical instructions and prescriptions collected and practiced by orthodox priest Mihailo Plamenac in Montenegro at the turn of the 18th century.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether participation in a mind-body skills group program based on psychological self-care, mind-body techniques, and self-expression decreases symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHOD: Eighty-two adolescents meeting criteria for PTSD according to the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (which corresponds with 16 of the 17 diagnostic criteria for PTSD in DSM-IV) were randomly assigned to a 12-session mind-body group program or a wait-list control group.
It is widely accepted that rehabilitation, as a new scientific discipline, was initiated by the foundation of the National Institute for Rehabilitation in Sokobanjska St. 13. However, the available data do not support this assumption. According to the article 23 of the Law on the Sanitary Code and Public Health, brought by the Serbian Principality in March of 1881, institutions for treating the sick and care for the incurable and disabled were to be provided.