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It's supposed to be incredibly hot here today and tomorrow, as the heat wave that's gripped part of the U.S. this week makes its way east. Not that it's been cool or anything, but they say the temps will hit the high 90s, and the heat index will be in the 120s(!). Is it too early for a cold beer?

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31. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2011, 19:18 Jonny
 
It's not just the US, and it's not just drugs for mental problems. A month or so ago my 74 year old ma went to the doctors for a check up and he tried to prescribe her statins. According to him the BMA is looking to get every person in the UK over 50 to take statins permanently, on the idea that they'll prevent future heart disease by pre-emptively lowering cholesterol.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statin

She said no, and I don't blame her. Anyone else remember the advice on aspirin? A few years ago it was accepted that taking an aspirin a day lowered your chances of heart attacks. Everyone should take an aspirin a day.

Now they've found that if you've not got a pre-existing condition taking an aspirin a day not only doesn't have any beneficial affect whatsoever, it actually increases your risk of stomach ulcers, internal bleeding and, if you then stop taking it, heart attacks.

It's safest just to eat a balanced diet of food you cook yourself, take moderate exercise and ignore any attempts to fill you full of pills unless you're likely to drop dead without them.
 
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