Shrunken Head Displayed in Georgia Was Returned to Ecuador

Researchers at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., authenticated the head, which was brought to the United States by a professor decades ago, and turned it over to Ecuadorean officials in 2019.

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Grind Your Teeth? Your Night Guard May Not Be the Right Fix

Some experts say tooth-grinding is a behavior rather than a disorder, and the dentist’s chair isn’t the best place to address it.

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Running Is a Total Body Affair

We can thank our heads and shoulders — and not just our knees and toes — that we evolved to run as well as we do.

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She Seemed Destined for Olympic Glory. Brain Injuries Ended That.

Ellie Furneaux looked like she was going to become Britain’s next star in the sledding sport skeleton. But a series of concussions took a heavy toll.

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Doctors May Have Found Secretive New Organs in the Center of Your Head

They appear to be a fourth pair of large salivary glands, tucked into the space where the nasal cavity meets the throat.

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