I know people often wonder what is the point of studying ancient history. Well this article explains just exactly that. By leanring more about our ancestors and the medical problems they did or didn't have we learn more about how to deal with modern man. interestingly my Egyptology course is part of the Life Sciences part of Manchester University and many of the people that study there do medically related investigation.Cancer "is purely man-made" say scientists after finding almost no trace of disease in Egyptian mummies | Mail Online: "Cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by the excesses of modern life, a study of ancient remains has found.
Tumours were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature found.
A greater understanding of its origins could lead to treatments for the disease, which claims more than 150,000 lives a year in the UK.
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