Monday, 9 June 2014

Tee hee

There was an article in today's Metro saying that "drunk casualty patients have less chance of suffering complications than those who are sober, research has suggested...", which I can't track down online, but it appears to be old news anyway.

From Red Orbit, November 2012:

Alcohol can make a person act in an uncharacteristic manner, persuading them to do things they would never do with a sober mind.

In fact, some people (depending on their poison) are even taken to feeling indestructible with the right amount of spirits in them. This is all very well known behavior, of course.

One new study, however, is suggesting that people who become injured and require hospitalization are more likely to live if they have alcohol in their system.


Bayard said...

In the good old days, alcohol was the only anaesthetic there was.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, and disinfectant, of course.