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Leech infused olive oil on scalp - Possible infection? [closed]

Somebody I know handed me oil that was infused with live leeches for 6 months and was not boiled. I started applying it on my scalp as I was seeing my hair thin and just a week after using it I am ...
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What disease/s killed Mozart? Or was it poison? [closed]

Have scholars since determined Mozart's cause of death? I know that there has been a swirl of mystery surrounding his death and for quite sometime poisoning by certain communities was blamed as the ...
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Are leeches still used in modern medicine (for skin-grafts, finger-grafts, etc.)?

I know in antiquity that leeches were commonly used in medicine for any and everything in a technique known as "blood-letting." But I've heard recently that leeches have a anticoagulant and blood-...