Posts Tagged ‘Stroke’

Coffee. The word alone can perk up the drowsiest of college students, but this deliciously addictive pick-me-up’s resume lists more than just keeping you awake during that boring lecture. For those of you who add an extra 20 minutes to your walk to campus just so you can get your tall, nonfat latte, coffee has been making quite a name for itself in the news recently.

In September alone, coffee has been found not only to decrease regular drinkers’ risks of developing skin cancer, but also to cut the risk of depression in women, and reduce the risk of potential strokes. Sounds like a pretty good deal, right? Well, the good news doesn’t stop there.  According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, coffee has plenty of other health benefits, including decreased risks for: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and types of dementia.

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Remember that time the world didn’t end on May 21st? Well, Harold Camping, the false predictor of the demise of planet Earth, may have gotten the death of the human population confused with his own. According to Msn.com, the ancient radio preacher was reported to have been sent to the hospital Thursday after suffering a stroke. It wasn’t fatal, but maybe it’s similar to the whole rapture thing — he invisibly died, as he awaits the next day of rapture on October 21st. Oh yes, we have to suffer through another rapture day. To be honest, I feel bad for the guy. Not only does he embarrass himself on a national scale, but even after suffering a stroke, he’s being made fun of. Maybe I’m even adding to that right now. Sorry, Harry.

-Julia Fuino