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Plague wasn’t the only disease that afflicted medieval Britons. Cancer did, too

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The earliest description of cancer is from an ancient Egyptian papyrus, and going back further, even dinosaurs suffered a form of the disease. But cancer long has been thought to have become a common disease only in...

Plague history shows how a pandemic’s course can be shaped

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Plague outbreaks in London spread four times faster in the 17th century than they did in the 14th century, researchers have estimated after studying troves of wills and death records. Researchers from Canada's McMa...

Pope says gossip is a ‘plague worse than Covid’

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Rome Pope Francis has once again condemned gossip, describing it as a "plague worse than Covid," during his Sunday prayers. The Pope also said that the devil is a gossiper who aims to divide the Catholic Church. "Gos...