"These results don't mean that people should start drinking wine or drink more wine than they usually do," Dr. Thomas Truelsen, who led the study, said in a statement.
Of course, it is all offset by this article, found on the same news page of Yahoo.com:
LONDON (Reuters) - Alcohol may be good for the heart but a daily glass of wine or beer can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer (news - web sites), researchers said on Tuesday.
One unit, or 10 grams of alcohol per day, raises a woman's chances of developing the disease by about seven percent but smoking, which is linked to a range of other diseases and different cancers, does not contribute to the illness.
[Hmmm. I have to decide if I want breast cancer or dementia, right?]
A little HOUSE update. I stopped by this morning and there was quite a bit of work going on. James, the carpenter, and his crew were there - they've set up the Living Room as a workshop and were busy milling the door frames and Gallery railings. The Kitchen is framed in and drywalled, as are most of the main walls. The main roof leak is apparently fixed, but there were a few little ones going on. I guess it's one good reason for rain - you can tell where the leaks are! At least there doesn't seem to be water getting in the neighbor's basement lately.
The minor highlight for me today - the laundry chute is in! It's great - it goes from the Master Bedroom closet directly into the laundry room closet where a hamper or cart can be placed beneath it.
From the "Do As I Say" File, comes this little tidbit:
Lantana, Fla. (AP) -- The author of two books on stupidity has been charged with trying to meet a teenager on line for the purpose of sex.
Sixty-one-year-old James Welles has written books called "The Story of Stupidity" and "Understanding Stupidity." Both are about the dumb moves people make.
Welles now faces a charge in Lantana, Florida, with using the computer to set up a date with a 15-year-old girl. But the "girl" was really a 40-year-old undercover detective.
[Say, I bet he could write a great final installment for the trilogy. He'll probably have quite a bit of time on his hands.]
Actually, I wasn't quite through having fun with this one, so I went on the Amazon.com website and read the Reader Reviews of his books. My favorite, hopefully written prior to his fingerprinting and mugshot:
Welles amalgamates the choicest bits of thinking from hundreds of the brightest brains of the West into one coherent book. Whenever I read a work, usually I can sense the mental limits of the writer already after a few pages. Of the many thousand book I read in my life, Welles' is the only one where I simply couldn't sense his limits. One wonders, does Welles have an unlimited IQ?
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Quote du jour:
"We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves."
-- Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903)
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