Category: Cultures

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Dame Sally Davies, who is the Chief Medical Officer of England, hit global headlines recently when she once again warned everyone of a forthcoming “post-antibiotic apocalypse.” Even the World Health Organization has warned of future medical disasters as they claim that we are “heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which many common infections will no […]
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Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield have been investigating exactly how lead poisoning affected the overall human health of the Roman Empire. This exciting new research is being led by two people. The first is University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology Professor Maureen Carroll and the second is Dr Tracy Prowse who comes from McMaster […]
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We all know what the history books tell us – that humans were hunters and gathers for about 250,000 years. And then around 10,000 years ago, a group of people solved the puzzle of agriculture from which the first seeds of big industrial farms were sown. Yes, as always, there were some tribes who resisted […]
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At least 34,000 years ago, it seems that early humans recognized that inbreeding was not desirable, and created some fairly sophisticated social and sex networks in order to avoid it, a new study has discovered. This study was first reported in the publication Science, and evaluated genetic data from remains of anatomically humans that lived throughout […]
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Genital herpes is that affliction that many have, and few discuss. While we often hear about other sexually transmitted ailments, herpes is not addressed as often. But now we are learning new things about the origin of genital herpes. It seems that ancestors of today’s humans might have contracted genital herpes from an extinct relative […]
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