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People age the same as non-human primates

March 11, 2011

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Like most women I spend far too much money on cosmetics and beauty products. I’m a sucker for anything that tells me it will stave off the ageing process that little bit longer. But the reality is no matter how much jojoba; aloe vera; goji and acai berries there are in my face cream, ageing […]

Baboons unlock the key to human stress

March 5, 2011

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There’s no question about it, stress is bad for you. You don’t need a science degree to work it out. But did you realise that continuous long-term stress can actually shorten your life? Last week I interviewed a woman who suffered years of post-traumatic stress after she was raped by someone she knew. A horrible […]

New evidence suggests “Lucy” was no swinger

February 27, 2011

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If I said the word metatarsal, most non-scientistsĀ among you, would know exactly where this bone is in the human body – thanks to David Beckham. Beckham‘s metatarsal became a talking point and a hugely important issue to England football fans when he fractured it in theĀ build-up to the 2002 World Cup. He’s not the only […]

Jungle fever given the all clear

February 18, 2011

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This weekend Longleat Safari Park’s monkey enclosure, is due to open after almost two years of being shut, following the discovery of a rare virus that’s fatal to humans. In March 2008, one of the primates at the Wiltshire park was found to have a strain of herpes virus. A routine blood test found a […]

Don’t get so emotional…

January 22, 2011

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……this is a phrase that the Northerner often says to me after I’ve had one too many drinks. I’m guilty as charged, what can I say? I like to wear my heart on my sleeve. But imagine if you couldn’t clearly express your emotional state. I for one would probably turn the colour of a […]