News that Vexes

News that Vexes

It's so tiresome to read 'new studies' that reveal Smoking, Stress or Obesity are Bad for you. Yet these studies appear all the time. It's time to take back the newswire from so-called Scientists!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Drinking Can be Dangerous

What? Are you saying drinkers are at greater risk of being injured? Yes? You are?

YES! They are!
People who drink alcohol are up to four times more likely than non-drinkers to be hurt from physical injuries such as a fall or punch, new research shows.

This new research is from Kerrianne Watt at the University of Queensland. Thanks! Feel free to click her name to send her an email thanking her.

Dr. Watt does mention that these results "might seem obvious", but that "previous studies had not taken into account other possible explanations for injury such as drug use and risk-taking behaviour. "

She's got us there! Plus she brings up some promising avenues for further research - what if I'm drunk AND on heroin? Is there a chance I could get injured?

I found this bit amusing as well:

The most common injuries were falls, being hit by or against something and car and motorbike crashes.

Don't you hate being hit against something? (fridge, floor, steering wheel, someone's fist)


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