Blog | Monday, December 29, 2008

Medical news of the obvious


Just in time for New Year's Eve, we bring you our "Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" edition of Medical News of the Obvious. (Actually, it's more like "sex, food and rock 'n' roll", but food is akin to a drug for some people, no?). Without further ado...

--Kids' meals at fast-food restaurants aren't very nutritious, according to researchers in Houston and Michigan. Also? They are high in fat and calories!

--Teenagers who pledge to remain abstinent until they marry aren't any less likely to have premarital intercourse than teens who don't pledge, a new study finds. Bet they are more likely to feel guilty about it, though...

--"Head banging" increases your risk of head and neck injuries, the BMJ reports. But the researchers have some tips for Metallica lovers to reduce their chances of injury: "Head bang to slower tempo songs by replacing heavy metal with adult oriented rock; only head bang to every second beat; or use personal protective equipment." In other words, listen to John Mayer instead of Ozzy, and be the one guy at the Motorhead concert who's wearing a helmet. Rock on!