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July 13th, 2009
04:04 PM ET

What the #$*&? Drinking and cursing good for your health!?

Drinking might stave off Alzheimer’s, and cursing might increase your tolerance to pain. Who knew! Senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has the details on two new studies.

Filed under: Kyra Phillips
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  1. Fred

    I wouldn't mind being cursed at during her labour, so long as she remembered to include my name in the sentence!

    July 16, 2009 at 12:38 pm |
  2. Fred

    A follow up to my earlier blog : It's just that it seems that cussing during delivery of a baby is one time that most folks would be most tolerant of the 'poor' use of words, I would think. This never actually happened to me. Just sayin' if it were to, hypothetically, I would understand. On the other hand, I tried consciously to utter a blessing when, for example, I stubbing my toe. You know, I actually felt better...

    July 16, 2009 at 3:24 pm |
  3. Tomasz


    Is it that the Alcohol causes the elderly to be relaxed or induces a dopamine response?
    If that is the case, then alcohol is a cheap and dirty way to get that response.

    Who payed for the study Budweiser? If so then it is much the same as when Pharmaceuticals pay for research that 'prove' the drug they want to sell is the best for the illness the medicine is designed to treat.

    July 17, 2009 at 3:18 am |

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