It takes researchers years, sometimes decades, to pin down subtle, important findings about your health, but it takes bumbling journalists (or their editors) just a few seconds to screw it all up. Here, a selection of the most misleading headlines, and a few tips to help you spot the hype early.
In the mag, August, 2009 the article subsection picture for 'Maggots Prove Effective Treatment For Leg Ulcers' was just as good a chuckle. Is that a grub or what? On the farm, maggots that we've seen don't have the head, legs or spots that the pic has.
Yeah, it's definitely a grub.
There are so many different kinds of flies - and therefore, fly larvae. Maggot therapy has been used for centuries. Now they use disinfected blow-fly larvae, because they only eat dead tissue.
But then, I haven't seen the picture.
Maybe red wine pills haven't been proven yet, but the red wine-drinking French have double the number of centenarians compared to other developed countries and their coronary heart disease mortality rate is 91 per 100,000 versus 240 per 100,000 in North America. Take away the alcohol and put the wine solids into a pill and you have what the French use to live longer. The problem has been in mimicking wine's effect. High doses of resveatrol, a widely touted molecule found in red wine, actually shortened the lives of lab animals fed a standard-calorie diet. It is the relatively low-dose combination of all the molecules in red wine which exert its powerful effects. Research will sort all this out soon. The idea of an anti-aging pill is feasible and certainly French have not waited for a pill.
French people live longer because they don't bathe or shower. Everyone knows it.
They say to watch out for reports with cancer sniffing dogs?
Now I'm skeptical of Popsci.
The university of Oklahoma must be foolish with their funding then. They based research and development of a tool to detect cancer in the breath of patients, on dogs , that have been documented to identify chemicals that are diluted as low as parts per trillion.
Most of what they debunk is on the money but some, I think, is based on someone's skeptical opinion; not facts.
Here are two articles:
French people live longer because they don't bathe or shower. Everyone knows it. www.biancaboya.com
The famous composer, (Porgy and Bess) Irving Berlin, said that he could often Smell 'burning garbage', and had intense headaches. He died shortly thereafter at age 37, from a fast growing brain cancer.
(ref) The French live a far more relaxed lifestyle than the hard working minority, U.S. Tax Payers. Stress takes it's toll, maybe even more wine, is the answer? :>)
i totally agree with walshj3.
People, is here some kind of French haters meeting or something???
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yes red wine can increase risk of cancer because in a recent study in UK moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancers like breast,pharynx and liver and also affects brain one study concluded that wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape reduces the risk of Alzheimers Disease