Actual studies that money was wasted on:
- Gaining weight increases risk of heart disease: I thought we knew that already?
- Heavy drinking is linked to impulsive behavior in teen boys: Do ya think? How about the girls?
- Sex and alcohol drinking more common in kids who dislike school: No, really?
- Smokers with breast cancer have a higher risk of death: duh.
- Study finds heart health benefits of taking chocolate in women over 70: Okay, but what about women under 70?
- Study links excessive texting (over 120 per day) with sex, drugs and alcohol in high school students: I have a couple of issues with this. I would consider 10 or 20 texts a day as excessive, and if you are sending over 120 a day, when do you have time for sex, drugs and alcohol, not to mention school? Does this mean if you take away their cell phones, they will stay away from the sex, drugs and alcohol?
- Children of deployed parents have more stress and behavior problems: this is sad, and obvious. I would have preferred this money to be spent in ways to support these families.
- Sugary drinks may increase risk for diabetes and metabolic syndrome: I think this has been common knowledge for quite a while, no?
- Brain tumor risk reduced in those who drink at least 3 ounces of tea or coffee a day: Cool, with the gallons I drink everyday, I guess I won’t get brain cancer, 🙂
- Dog fleas jump higher than cat fleas: now, there is a truly useful bit of info…
- Teens who engage in oral sex are at higher risk for intercourse: they had to do research to discover this?
- Teenagers who play video games spend less time on homework: any mom or dad could have told you that for free.
- Spraying quinine almost continuously on chickens reduces feather pecking: the importance of this research is staggering
Okay, I am going to go now and have some brain tumor prevention fluid.