Good “Stuff” from THE WEEK

I’ve subscribed to THE WEEK for almost 10 years.  (Makes a FANTASTIC gift if you are struggling an need another idea for THAT relative) It’s a weekly wrap up of top news in the  USA and International “All you need to know about everything that matters” is their tagline.  Cartoons…recipes…book and movie reviews…more…lots of Good Stuff.

The final issue for 2016 Highlights for Health Science listed….(click to read!)

Some of the Things They Said Were Good For Us

and

…and Some of the Things Were Told to Avoid

Guess what was the first item on the Avoid List?…Yep… ALCOHOL.

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that booze is the second most deadly drug in the U.S., behind only tobacco. Between 2002 and 2014, alcohol-related deaths surged 37 percent; drinking now accounts for more fatalities than overdoses from prescription painkillers and heroin combined. Other research found that alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer, and that the more people drink, the worse their odds.

Sobering Statistics.

5 thoughts on “Good “Stuff” from THE WEEK

  1. Sobering indeed! I hope that we can get to the point in society where alcohol stops being promoted so much ie don’t tell people not to drink (look how well the prohibition went over! lol), just stop promoting it and glorifying it and making it such an expected part of every day life.

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  2. No surprise there. Yet it is marketed and promoted like crazy. My husband is an ER nurse at a very busy NY hospital and sees the demise of alcohol and drugs regularly. Very sad. And all they do is sober them up and send them on their way until the next time. And there is always a next time. Maybe society should promote that side of alcohol.

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