Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Medical News......................
Some Good.
Some Bad.
Some Ugly.

Let's start with the Good-
10 Surprising Health Benefits of Beer
"Beer drinkers rejoice: Your favorite brew may be healthier than you think.

For years, wine drinkers have indulged without guilt, reveling in the news that red wine can help protect against heart disease. Recent research shows that beer can also be good for what ails you, from reducing risk for broken bones to helping warding off diabetes and mental decline. It can even increase longevity, a large study suggests."

Moderation is the key here.
That's ok with me as I have no desire to return to the drunkenness of my youth.

Now for the Bad-

Totally drug-resistant TB emerges in India
"Physicians in India have identified a form of incurable tuberculosis there, raising further concerns over increasing drug resistance to the disease1. Although reports call this latest form a “new entity”, researchers suggest that it is instead another development in a long-standing problem."

Very interesting article that one. Shit like this scares the hell out of me, because you know it's only a matter of time till that shit shows up here.
I think about crap like this every time one of the illegals coughs in my face as it is. I don't want TB that's treatable, let alone TB that ain't.

Now for the Ugly.

Actually, this is more than just ugly. This is just friggin stupid as hell and it makes me wonder WTF these guys were thinking about in the first place.
Seriously, why would anyone even dick around with this sort of shit?

Apocalypse Now: Life Imitates Bad Science Fiction
"The plot is familiar to all readers of science fiction and horror. A mad scientist - or the U.S. military - creates a deadly virus that can destroy a substantial portion of the world's population. The bug is released, accidentally or purposefully, and the few survivors face life in a post-apocalyptic world.

Life, it seems, imitates art - or at least bad science fiction."

I heard about this research awhile back and wondered then, WTF are these assholes doing this for?
Read the article and you'll REALLY wonder about things.

All I can think about this is, "Captain Trips" meets the streets.

H/T to Doug Ross for bringing this to my attention.

Gratuitous Picture for a Monday-


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