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Clinton Portis and 82 other retired NFL pros sue league over concussions

Retired star running back Clinton Portis and a group of 82 other ex-pro-football players have sued the National Football League (NFL), arguing that it failed to protect them from concussions and other head injuries. Portis, who spent six of his nine seasons in the league with the Washington …

California governor vetoes egg-payment law

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a proposed law that would have allowed payments to women who give their eggs to scientific researchers, a …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns of mutation, that alone or in combination drive 30 different types of cancer, including brain, lung, pancreas …

Breastfeeding for six months can delay breast cancer onset by a decade

Breastfeeding is so protective against breast cancer that it can delay the onset of the disease by 10 years – but only among women who do so for over six months and do not smoke, new research has found.<p>The authors of a Spanish study of 504 female breast cancer patients aged 19 to 91, published in …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

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