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Neanderthals may have gone extinct because anatomically modern humans used fire to cook their food, meaning they could get by on fewer resources.
South Korea appears to be facing an epidemic of thyroid cancer. But it's not because of an actual increase in the disease, only an increase in the number of people being screened for it.
As soon as she inhaled, a woman felt a severe scratch at the back of her throat.
The world's record for bodily bacterial diversity has just been shattered by a remote living tribe of healthy villagers who might be better prepared to fight off infections than we are.
Some two million U.S. high school students tried e-cigarettes last year, a rate that tripled in just one year.
The placebo effect, where you can take something dopey like a sugar pill and somehow feel better, has baffled scientists ever since they've been aware of it. Would it surprise you to know the effect may not be in your head but in your genes?
White flashes and gas associated with knuckle cracking have researchers further investigating this common habit.
Treating brain tumors by feeding them polio? Injecting tumor victims with scorpion venom? Huh?! It may sound odd, but those are two quite serious new tumor-busting methods under study right now.
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