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WAS PIAN, NOTHING REMEMBER!


In the book Mark Beneke "Cool Science" 1 much attention is paid to the problem of storks. Its essence is as follows: if you take any village in the habitat of storks, count there the number of these birds, and then compare it with the birth rate, then it turns out that there is a direct link: the more in the village of storks, the more children are born there. The conclusion is obvious: storks bring children. The conclusion is wrong: in fact, more children are born in larger villages, where simultaneously there are more buildings suitable for building storks' nests.
Scientific research proving the benefits of alcohol often reminds the problem of storks - especially in the popular retelling. Well, for example, Canadians, whom we all know and love thanks to cartoons about South Park, adore to conduct large-scale sociological surveys. Canadian statistics are a gold mine for any researcher who desires easy glory, because in it one can search for correlations of anything with anything in any length of time. The Canadian statistics, for example, made it possible to find out that ugly people earn 9% less than ordinary ones, and handsome people - 5% more: by conducting a survey on the quality of life, Canadian interviewers at one time were not too lazy not only to ask several thousand respondents about income , but also to assess their beauty on a five-point scale. And economist Christopher Old used Canadian databases to calculate the relationship between income, smoking and alcohol consumption3. Smokers were not lucky: they earn at least 8% less than non-smokers. To young and well-educated specialists, smoking is particularly hindered - their income loss in comparison with the same young and educated non-smokers reaches 32%. Quite a different picture with alcohol. Statistics showed that people who drink each week earn 12% more than people who drink alcohol less than once a month. Of course, you can treat these results as you like. Perhaps, a group of low-drinking people included people with poor health, which is more difficult to work with. Maybe, well-earning people do not need to save on alcohol. Or at them because of this career so nervous life that they aspire to drink, though somehow to relax. Perhaps careerists are forced to drink with business partners. But if you want, of course, you can assume and some kind of favorable option - well, for example, "alcohol helps the brain to generate new ideas and move forward through this career ladder." The main thing is to remember that Professor Old did not say anything like that.
No less mysterious story occurred with Finnish rats-alcoholics. For many years scientists from Finland deduced two breeds of rats: lovers of alcohol and convinced teetotalers. In 2006, after selecting for 65 generations, they used the animals they received to investigate lifelong alcohol abuse. From the age of three months, rats in two experimental groups, alcoholics and teetotalers, did not receive any other drink, except for a 12% ethanol solution. In two control groups, rats of both strains drank only clean water for life.
The results were unexpected: there was no fundamental difference in the length of life between compulsively drinking and compulsorily sober rats of each line.
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WAS PIAN, NOTHING REMEMBER!

  1. My husband was the youngest child in the family and before our acquaintance lived with his mother. When he was just a child, their father abandoned his family.
    Now his mother does not accept me and reproaches me for everything, even sometimes calls me a liar and ill-bred. I understand that my husband can not but visit my mother, but I can not agree with his demand to visit and respect her too. What should I do? From what you have said, it follows that your spouse and mother-in-law suffer from an oedipal complex. Their relations are built more like a "man-woman" type, than by type
  2. WHEN FAITH IS - ANY IMPOSSIBLE NO
    Philosophy in the East is the art of studying the structure of the infinite universe, the Kingdom of Heaven. Its sole purpose is to help a person understand this structure and order so that he can achieve freedom, happiness, health for himself. Since this theory is not only dialectical, but also paradoxical and deep, I have simplified it to the point that everyone can understand it. The cornerstone of all Eastern religions -
  3. Who was Freud?
    Like all great doctors, Sigmund Freud, who discovered psychoanalysis, was interested in curing patients and in researching the causes of their illnesses so that others could prevent such diseases. He devoted his life to these goals, trying to help people, just like the great therapist William Osler and the great neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing, trying to find the means that would give that opportunity to others,
  4. Hypothesis 5: HIV was obtained in laboratories of the Pentagon
    According to one version, which is not proven, but is not disproved, HIV was obtained in the 1970s in Pentagon laboratories as a result of genetic engineering manipulations to cross a virus that damages the brain of a sheep and a virus that damages the human immune system. This was first mentioned in the period of "perestroika" in some mass media, but they did not pay attention to these publications, or they counted the next
  5. I learned that my wife had an affair with another man.
    I forgave her this. How to save our relationship and can I love her, as before, knowing that she had another man? You think you forgave her a love affair, but you have not forgiven her yet. You have forgiven the mind. I feel that you sincerely want to forgive her, but finally you still have not forgiven her, otherwise you would not have asked this question and you would not have been tormented by the thought that in her life there was
  6. What can I do with myself so that in the foreground I have a husband, not children?
    Now I love them so much that before thinking about my husband, I think about them. You demand from yourself the impossible. Inside you there is a conflict between the role of the spouse and the role of the mother. Perhaps you overlooked that you are primarily a woman? As for your relationship with your spouse, they are hampered by the fact that in the foreground you always have children, not him. Between feelings for children and feelings for her husband should not
  7. Recently they robbed me, and I do not understand how this can come from me, given that I have never stolen anything from anyone. I await your explanations.
    Are you sure that you never took anything from anyone? Look at what you are most concerned about in this paint. They often say to me: "What troubles me most is that they invaded my personal life, that someone else was digging into my things." If this is your case, are you sure that you never dug into someone's private life or did not want to do it? Or that they never stole
  8. My husband was a heartthrob, and I left him. But why am I still attracted by the smoothies?
    To understand, you must first understand what annoys you in the behavior of smoothies. If you are constantly attracted to such men, and they too are drawn to you, it means that you have some traits of their character. What you do not like with smoothies reflects the side of your character that you do not want to notice. What does the word "heartbreaker" mean to you? This is the man who seduces
  9. I have great difficulties with the concept of responsibility. I was beaten, and I suffered all kinds of hardships. I think I was not always to blame.
    What do you say to that? From your question it follows that you consider yourself guilty. You say to yourself, "I did not do anything wrong; Why then did this happen to me? "Very often people confuse guilt and responsibility. Your responsibility for what happened to you lies in the ability to state that the life you lived was not easy, and, most importantly, in the understanding that everything
  10. In your first book, you advise: before you leave your spouse, a woman should make sure that she really does not have anything to do with him, and that otherwise she can not escape the repetition of the previous situation.
    Do not you want to say in this that if my relationship with my wife is full of emotions and if I react sharply to everything, but I should learn to experience these emotions differently, and I have no right to leave it? In my book, I write that if you leave your husband for the reason that you are unable to accept some kind of trait of his character, in the future you will necessarily meet another person with the same trait -
  11. I had a short time as a lover, and I feel guilty that he did not resume marital relations with his wife. I feel guilty for everything that was destroyed. How can I get rid of this guilt?
    The relationship between your former lover and his wife does not concern you in any way. What happens between them has nothing to do with you. But, relying on its own scale of values, you tell yourself that it is not good to have a connection with a married man. You must choose one of the two: either to make sure that it does not happen again, because you feel guilty, or change your
  12. When I go out alone or with a friend, my husband always condemns me or sulks at me. Sometimes I still go out for a walk, but sometimes I do not. Anyway, I feel not at ease. If I go out for a walk, then I feel guilty. If I do not go out for a walk, I feel unhappy. I know that I give in to guilt, but I can not help myself. What do i do?
    It is clear that your husband only expresses openly what is already happening in you. He is part of you, who says that a good wife should not go out without her husband. However, there is another part of you that sometimes wants to go out with someone else. Apparently, the first part - stronger and more often wins. Make contact with these two parts in you and ask them to come to an agreement and
  13. Exercise "Early Education"
    Although we rarely catch this connection, many of our adult losses are directly related to how we were raised as a child. Children are sometimes told that they are not capable of anything or, conversely, that they should do anything with ease. Both statements lead the child to a standstill. The questions below are aimed at helping you to recognize and decipher the consequences of your upbringing.
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