Entries tagged ‘health’

  • 01.21.12Crazy Headline I Read: Alcohol Doubles Lifespan

    I love posting about articles I find that boast the benefits of alcohol. Examples include how alcohol can help with Alzheimer’s disease, how drinking is good for your bones, and how women who drink are thinner than their teetotaling counterparts. So imagine how happy I was to discover the news that “Alcohol Doubles Lifespan, Helps Resist Stress.”

  • 08.25.11Nonalcoholic Beer Aids Marathon Recovery

    A new study reports that beer is an excellent recovery beverage for marathon runners. But you won’t be stumbling across the finish line… the beer was effective only if it was nonalcoholic. Damn.

  • 03.10.11Don’t Forget: Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer’s

    We love when we read that alcohol is good for you. According to the HealthDay department at U.S. News, drinking light to moderate amounts of alcohol may actually lower the risk for developing both Alzheimer’s and some forms of age-related dementia.

  • 011.9.10What Alcohol Does to Your Brain and Body

    Everyone seems to takes their cues on how alcohol affects the mind and body from an eclectic mix of knowledge: personal experience, pop culture, tall tales of long nights, the latest studies to make the news, and second-hand tips. Lifehacker posted a good meta-article culled from a few reliable sources about the science of alcohol and its effect on your brain and body when you drink.

  • 05.19.10Hamburgers Just Got Healthier

    Not that it would have stopped most of us from devouring our favorite chopped steak, but a recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health says that the heart risk that has been associated with red meat does not come from steak, hamburgers and other non-processed cuts. Now for the bad news…

  • 03.9.10Hey Ladies, Drink That Weight Away!

    Can a drink a day keep the pounds away? Perhaps for the ladies. New research suggests that women who regularly consume moderate amounts of alcohol are less likely to gain weight than nondrinkers and are at lower risk for obesity.

  • 011.7.08University Students Working On Anti-Cancer Beer

    Students at Rice University have created “BioBeer” using yeast genetically modified to produce resveratrol, a naturally occurring compound found in red wine that has been shown to have cancer-fighting and cardiovascular benefits.