Here we fucking go again.
Research has found another load of bollix.
The latest is that apparently sleeping pills “may increase the risk of dying”. Wow! If you take a sleeping pill, there is an increased chance of your dying sometime? Well, smack my britches with a kipper.
What fucking eejit pays these people? Is there so much money floating around that they have to throw it at “research” that is not only an incredible waste of money and time, but provides results that are utterly useless?
During the week, researchers discovered that people who self harm are likely to have a television in their bedroom. What the fuck? What is the point in even publishing that fact? Are they claiming that the television tells them to self harm? The only thing that can possibly result from that useless snippet of “research” is that neurotic parents are going to ban televisions from their children’s bedrooms, which may not be a bad thing, but they’d be doing it for all the wrong reasons.
Now they are trying to terrify people who take sleeping pills. God give me fucking strength.
I have some news for them. There is no “risk” of death. Death is a fact and it is inevitable. To talk about a “risk” of death is equivalent to dropping something and saying that there is a “risk” that it will hit the ground. Are they trying to claim that sleeping pills can cause an early death? If so, why are they examining people who are 102? I would have thought that someone who is 102 has a fairly high “risk” of dying anyway?
How do these researchers know what would have happened if their subjects hadn’t jumped through their particular hoop? How do they know that the people who took sleeping pills wouldn’t have died anyway? How do they know that the guinea pigs wouldn’t have died even sooner?
The same applies to cigarette “research”. They come up with bullshit “facts” that smokers have a 25% chance of dying from cancer. But they forget that there is a 25% chance of dying from cancer even if you are a non-smoker. How do they know that the smoker wouldn’t have died of cancer if they had never smoked? They don’t.
Let’s take a simple look at the sleeping pill thing. Sleep deprivation is not a pleasant thing. It is so unpleasant that it is a well know method of torture. Lack of sleep causes hallucinations and depression amongst other things, so I would have thought that a lack of sleep would lead to an increase in suicide? Ergo, taking sleeping pills can reduce the risk of an early death.
I’ll tell you what.
Just give me half a million or so, and my research will prove an astounding fact.
All researchers are a waste of fucking space.