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By shin splints you probably mean the pain on the inner front side of the lower 2/3 parts of the shins? This is called medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Causes, mechanism, prevention and treatment of shin splints are still poorly understood. From what I managed to find, custom-made cushion insoles are the only proven prevention that can help in some ...


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This is in the discussion for quite a while. I have found no scientific studies which back the claims of kinesio tape. A review article (from which the quote below is taken) found no clinically important results which support the claims of the tape. The results about range-of-motion were inconsistant and it is not clear if the changes found were beneficial ...


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When asking why a particular group of organisms, such as mammals, has a particular feature, such as a long snout, you must be careful about the hypothesized reasons. While the other answers here propose various adaptive reasons, they do not actually explain the presence of the long snout in the majority of mammals. Instead, you have to look at the ...


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Long snouts may have an advantage in long noses. A longer nostril could give more room for olfactory neurons and allow for a more sensitive sense of smell. Animals would rely on smell to find prey or avoid predators, so better smell would give better advantage. The only predators I can think of off the top of my head that would have short snouts would be big ...


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I'm not a scientist, so this is my best guess: Since humans are an uncommon exception among mammals for lacking snouts, we should find the benefits of a snout by looking at other ways that humans are unique among animals, enabling us to not have snouts. I think the answer is the opposable thumb; animals need snouts because it does for them what thumbs do ...



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