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Your Symptoms? Evolution’s Way of Telling You to Stay Home
Why, when we get sick, do we feel bad? We assume that our aches, pains, fever, etc., are from a virus or bacteria, but now there is a novel hypothesis: evolution. Of course, staying home when sick keeps others from falling ill, too, but this may not be purely altruistic: the genes that trigger symptoms are actually focused on their own survival.
January 07, 2016