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24/12/06

Permalink 08:30:14 am, by iain Email , 125 words, 1495 views   English (UK)
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Alcohol helps prevent brain damage

As it's the festive season - I thought I'd share this little gem with you.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6190391.stm

Researchers at the University of Toronto have looked at hospital data and come to the conclusion that, as animal research suggests, small amounts of alcohol help prevent brain damage and death in humans with head trauma. It will ce interesting to see if ethanol drips start getting used in A&E departments. The BBC also makes the helpful observation that, whilst having had a few glasses may help if you get a blow to the head in a car crash, on the whole driving sober is probably still safer on balance, as it helps avoid crashes in the first place. Well quite.

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