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The British Psychological Society Research Digest addresses the question of how bilinguals switch between languages without mixing up words. It examines a report by the Rudolph Magnus Institute stating that, as an accidental result of brain surgery to cure epilepsy, two bilingual patients appear to have had their “language switches” accidentally flipped.

The potential costs of HPV just got a little bit higher: The virus has been found to cause throat cancer. Adding to the bad news: The effectiveness of the vaccine is now being questioned.

A new report indicates that taking high-dose multivitamins can increase the risk of prostate cancer, providing yet another in the series of studies challenging the overall health benefits of vitamins. A recent Boston Globe “Health Sense” column handily lists the bulk of them.