Suffering from a bad pack or painful wisdom tooth? Blame evolution

Suffering from a bad back or painful wisdom tooth You should blame evolution Humans suffer from impacted wisdom teeth as increased brain size has left less room in the mouthOur modified ape feet are made up of 26 parts – 'the biological equivalent of paper clips and duct tape’Walking on two legs causes a host of back problems By Nicholas Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 17:25 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 15 February 2013 Walking on two legs causes a host of back problems for our species Our climb to the top of the evolutionary tree to become the planet’s most intelligent species has not come without its drawbacks.

Couples who are faithful are more fertile than those who stray

Couples who are faithful are more fertile than those who stray (at least if you're a monkey)Those who remain faithful produce 25% more offspringBirth rate difference could be down to the time it takes for new couples to get to know one anotherHaving a steady partner also reduces stress on mother By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:01 GMT, 25 January 2013 Couples who stay true to each other are more fertile than those who stray, new research has found.

Injection of nanoparticles could help save lives of victims of serious brain injury such as soldiers in battle

The brain injection that could help save lives of soldiers in battle and other victims of serious head injury Nanoparticles help stabilise bloodflow in the brain | UPDATED: 14:40 GMT, 24 August 2012 Victims of serious brain trauma could be saved by an injection of nanoparticles in the moments after injury, researchers have found.

Chagas disease: "New AIDS of the Americas" can cause victims" hearts to explode

The 'new AIDS of the Americas': Experts warn of deadly insect-borne disease that can cause victims' hearts to explode | UPDATED: 08:49 GMT, 30 May 2012 A little-known life-threatening illness caused by blood sucking insects has been labelled the ‘new AIDS of the Americas’ by experts.

The Nasa "space drink" hat can rub out sun spots: Fruit juice developed to protect astronauts reduces wrinkles and reverses the telltale…

The Nasa 'space drink' hat can rub out sun spots: Fruit juice developed to protect astronauts reduces wrinkles and reverses the telltale signs of ageing in four months | UPDATED: 21:10 GMT, 26 May 2012 These startling images may prove that a fruit drink developed by Nasa to protect astronauts from radiation can rejuvenate the skin.

Giant cannibal shrimp that can grow up to 13 INCHES long invade waters off of Gulf Coast

Giant cannibal shrimp more than a FOOT long invade waters off Gulf Coast Tiger shrimp are native to Asia though there have been more sightings in recent yearsPrawns are known to grow to the size of lobsters and eat smaller shrimp A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S.

Mosquito which carries deadly West Nile virus disease living in Kent marshes more than 70 years after vanishing from UK

Mosquito which carries deadly West Nile virus disease living in Kent marshes more than 70 years after vanishing from UK Mosquito species may have arrived via international shipping 663 cases of the virus in the U.S in 2009 A species of mosquito capable of transmitting the deadly West Nile virus to humans has been discovered breeding in Britain for the first time since 1945.