Monday, February 8th, 2010
Study: Beer is Good for the Bones!

While too much beer might not be good for bonin’ as such, just the right amount can be great for  bones in general (the real ones, not your blood engorged member) .  Someone tell the ladies –  drink more beer for better bone health! From But seriously, a new analysis of 100 commercial beers […]

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Berkeley Scientist Recommends Pot as Treatment for Alchohol, Drug Abuse

From the Times of India: Putting cannabis in place of more harmful drugs may help in winning the fight against substance abuse, say researchers. Amanda Reiman, University of California, Berkeley, USA, carried out the study at Berkeley Patient’s Group, and found that 40 per cent of the 350 cannabis users quizzed resorted to the drug […]

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
Turkeys Catch Swine Flu in Ontario, Canada

A turkey “facility” in  Ontario, Canada is reporting that some of their birds have contracted the h1n1 flu virus. This new report of species cross-contamination comes hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement by CNN that a Minnesota pig just got a dose of his own h1n1 medicine. In both cases respective officials assured the […]

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
Booze Kicks Teetotaling’s Ass

Its not really news anymore, but here’s a friendly reminder that drinking saves lives. Guardian Unlimited: Help your heart with exercise – and booze “Moderate drinkers are at 30% lower risk of heart disease than teetotallers, according to a study of nearly 12,000 people. And those who combine a mild tipple with regular exercise are […]

Thursday, November 8th, 2007
Yay Fatties! BMI between 25-30 is good for not dying! Have another Whopper.

I’m not a doctor, but I am a health statistician. So a new study out of the USA (Estados Unidos as my maid calls it) is not surprising at all. It shows that the overall health risks of being overweight are overstated, and that in certain cases being overweight is associated with less risk of […]