Articles Tagged: health

Liquor Improves Head-Injury Survival Chances

You gotta love science sometimes.

A study of patients with severe brain injuries at trauma centers showed that the ones who had been drinking had a better survival rate than those who hadn’t.

Sure, it’s possible that the drinking contributed to the accidents that caused the brain trauma in the first place. But let’s not make assumptions.

If you’re so inclined, you can check out the study. But the title alone makes me want a … Read more

Resveratrol Supplements Instead of Red Wine?

We’ve been hearing for a while now that red wine is good for our health. And resveratrol is the name of the compound that supposedly wields these healing powers.

You may have seen ads online or spam in your inbox hawking resveratrol in pill form. (Although, I’d prefer it in the form of a glass of red wine.)

Naturally, drug companies want in on the action. GlaxoSmithKline has paid $720 million for rights to resveratrol … Read more

Study Says Beer Is Good for Bones

We knew that alcohol was good for you! First, we hear red wine is good for the heart. And now a study says that beer is actually good for our bones, preventing osteoporosis.

Silicon plays a major role in bone formation. Beer has been claimed to be one of the most important sources of silicon in the Western diet.

The study subjects were all women, presumably because osteoporosis is more common in women and not … Read more

BioBeer: Beer That’s Good For You

Students at Rice University are working on a beer that helps fight cancer and heart disease.

We’ve all heard that “red wine is good for you.” Well, the Rice students wondered if they could make a beer that had the same health benefits.

BioBeer — a more consumer-friendly name than the original Frankenbeer moniker — will be brewed using yeast genetically modified to produce resveratrol.

Resveratrol, a naturally occurring compound found in red wine and

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