I was poking around in the Indo this morning and came across their health section.
What did I see but a clatter of “startling revelations”.
GETTING out in the sun and eating foods rich in vitamin D could reduce the chance of having a stroke, according to research.
BEETROOT juice can improve your puff, potentially benefiting swimmers, singers, and mountaineers, research has shown.
A NEW study appears to confirm that women have a significantly better sense of smell than men while older people can identify more garden scents than those half their age.
CALCIUM supplements taken by millions people every day can double the risk of heart attacks, according to a study, while researchers say they do little protect bones against fractures.
MARRIED men eat healthy food at home in order to keep the peace with their wives but gorge on junk food when they go out, according to a new study.
What is this all about? Who commissions these “studies”? What fucking dickhead picks the subjects for these timewasters? Who the fuck cares if I can identify more garden smells than my daughter? Most important – who pays for all this rubbish?
Probably the weirdest is the “new research” that claims that snoring can raise cancer risk five-fold!
What fucking twat came up with the original brainwave that there may be a link between snoring and cancer? What in the name of all that’s holy was he smoking?
The article does actually touch on a far more probable link – “As being overweight can cause cancer, it could simply have been the case that snoring had no active role in promoting cancer, and was simply a proxy for obesity. ” but then they head back into fairy land and claim that “the association was stronger for those of a healthy weight than the obese”. In other words, obesity protects against cancer.
I presume someone has to pay for all this crap, and I presume that someone is the taxpayer?
The whole world really is going insane.