Monkeys should be able to talk just like us – so why don’t they?

There’s nothing anatomical stopping monkeys from making human-like sounds we could understand finds a new study, which suggests they lack the brains for it

16 hours ago from Newscientist

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Child Mummy Could Rewrite Smallpox Timeline

The oldest genetic sample of smallpox ever studied could rewrite the timeline for this deadly disease, which ravaged Europe and much of the world beginning in the eighteenth century. Using ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Discover Magazine

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'Cold caps' may halt hair loss in breast cancer patients: study

(HealthDay)—Cooling the scalp with a specialized cap during chemotherapy sessions could help breast cancer patients avoid treatment-related hair loss, new research suggests.

15 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Naturally occurring symptoms may be mistaken for tamoxifen side-effects

Women taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer were less likely to continue taking the drug if they suffered nausea and vomiting, according to new data presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer ...

21 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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E-cigarettes a 'major public health concern': US surgeon general

E-cigarette use is exploding among young people and is now "a major public health concern," the US Surgeon General warned in his first report on the issue Thursday.

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Medical Xpress

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Tiny Implantable "Microcoils" in the Brain Activate Neurons Via Magnetic Fields

Precise stimulation could be useful for visual prosthetics or brain-computer interfaces

16 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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America's overdose epidemic shown in chilling interactive map

Overdose deaths have increased 137 percent since 2000. This interactive map, using CDC statistics, puts the staggering epidemic into context.

16 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Beans and peas increase fullness more than meat

Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study by the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Excercise ...

20 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Medical Xpress

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Older women with breast cancer report better cosmetic satisfaction with less radiation, less surgery

In the first study evaluating patient-reported cosmetic outcomes in a population-based cohort of older women with breast cancer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers ...

13 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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