If you want to keep winter colds at bay and also enjoy a nice, hoppy beer, well, you’re a lucky person. A new study by scientists at Sapporo Medical University (and sponsored by the Sapporo brewery, natch) says a key ingredient in beer can ward off colds in adults. Beyond that, if it weren’t for that whole “underage” thing, the stuff is reportedly effective in blocking a virus that causes pneumonia and bronchitis in young children. [More]
Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Count legionnaires’ disease among them. The Aria Resort and Casino has warned its guests that they may have been infected with the severe form of pneumonia by the hotel’s water supply, which tests revealed contained high levels of the bacteria from June 21 to July 4.
If you’re cheap and/or lazy and use only water as your windshield wiper fluid, you could increase your risk of contracting Legionnaire’s disease and pneumonia, according to a new study. That’s right, treat your car poorly and it will try to kill you.