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Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

5 days ago   |   By Science Daily

Researchers analysing skeletal remains in the city of Cambridge find a dramatic increase in 'hallux valgus' around the time that pointed shoes became de rigueur in the 1300s. They also uncover a link between this minor deformity and increased risk of fractures.
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COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County reports 2-day total of 65 new cases, 10 deaths

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County reports 2-day total of 65 new cases, 10 deaths

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‘Doing Putin's work'? Clinton picks moment of Geneva summit to attack 2020...

‘Doing Putin's work'? Clinton picks moment of Geneva summit to attack 2020 election doubters & promise 'consequences' for Russia

As US President Joe Biden meets with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Geneva, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seems intent to ensure relations between... Read more ...

Hubble trouble: NASA working to fix computer problem on space telescope...

Hubble trouble: NASA working to fix computer problem on space telescope after disruption

The Hubble space telescope has been hit by a memory problem on its main onboard computer, causing it to stop working for the past few days, NASA has said, adding that it is... Read more ...

Southern Baptists vote to debate sex abuse probe

Southern Baptists vote to debate sex abuse probe

More than two-thirds of the delegates attending the Southern Baptist Convention voted to debate a proposal to investigate leaders' handling of sex abuse claims. Read more ...

Here's how to get a free Six Flags ticket for getting the COVID-19 vaccine...

Here's how to get a free Six Flags ticket for getting the COVID-19 vaccine in California

California is giving away 50,000 free tickets to Six Flags parks as a new incentive for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The only catch is that you need to get your first vaccine... Read more ...

Stan Van Gundy fired after one season as Pelicans coach

Stan Van Gundy fired after one season as Pelicans coach

The Pelicans are singing bye-bye birdie to Stan Van Gundy. Van Gundy has been fired as New Orleans' head coach after only one season with the team, ESPN reports. This comes as... Read more ...

UK govt considering mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for England's care home...

UK govt considering mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for England's care home staff, Hancock says

The UK government has opened a consultation on the mandatory Covid-19 vaccination of staff at care homes for elderly people in England, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has... Read more ...

Two 19-year-olds arrested in fatal Rocky Mount shooting

Two 19-year-olds arrested in fatal Rocky Mount shooting

A 53-year-old man was killed in a homicide in Rocky Mount on Friday night, prompting the arrest of two men. Read more ...

Former top aide attacks Boris Johnson for peddling ‘fiction' about ‘totally...

Former top aide attacks Boris Johnson for peddling ‘fiction' about ‘totally f**king hopeless' health secretary's Covid ‘failures'

In a stunning blog post, Dominic Cummings has claimed that the UK Prime Minister is working with health secretary Matt Hancock to “rewrite history” despite supposedly... Read more ...

Putin takes to stage for press conference after discussions with American...

Putin takes to stage for press conference after discussions with American counterpart Joe Biden & his team in Switzerland

Russian President Vladimir Putin is now addressing journalists in Geneva after a wide-ranging sit-down discussion with US President Joe Biden, as part of the American leader's... Read more ...