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Will study of the Elephant Man’s skeleton reveal the cause of his extreme disfigurement 122 years after his death?

Joseph Merrick the Elephant Man and his skeleton which could hold the key to his condition

For over a century scientists have been baffled by what caused the terrible disfigurement of the Elephant Man Joseph Merrick. But now they will attempt to unlock the secret of his suffering by analysing DNA from his bones – and hope to finally diagnose his condition. Researchers intend to carry out tests next month to

Fossil discovery rewrites the story of human evolution

Fossil discovery rewrites the story of human evolution

The history of human evolution is more complex than previously supposed, according to fossils showing that several species of early man once lived cheek by jowl in the same region of East Africa. Scientists have excavated three new fossils – a face and two jawbone fragments – indicating that at least two other species of

Can Oral Sex Give You Cancer?

Can Oral Sex Give You Cancer?

Reports of an increase in head and neck cancers that are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, have lead some to propose that changes in sexual behavior, specifically an increase in oral sex, are responsible. But experts say such conclusions may be premature, or at least overstated, and are leading to unnecessary worry. While oral

Chemotherapy For Cancer: More Harm Than Good?

Chemotherapy For Cancer: More Harm Than Good?

A new study about cancer treatments suggests that chemotherapy drugs can backfire and prompt the spread of tumors. In examining tissue from men with prostate cancer, and subsequently with breast and ovarian cancer tumors, researchers found evidence of DNA damage in healthy cells. Moreover, according to the Agence France Presse news agency, “The scientists found

Dancers Or Dentists? Britain’s Most Law Abiding Drivers…

The relationship between different occupations and driving convictions

Tiger.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading car insurance comparison sites, has published the results of its study into the correlation between occupation and driving convictions. The study, drawn from an analysis of over 270,000 recent car insurance quotes, examines the relationship between 313 different occupations, average annual mileage and the number of motorists with driving