The first female prime minister of Britain and a woman with a checkered, controversial legacy, Margaret Thatcher has died at 87, after a stroke.
For those of us who only know her through some distant headlines, an Oscar-grabbing Meryl Streep performance, and a few cutting lyrics in Billy Elliot, he ... More >>
Do Not Drink?
It was too good to be true - the idea that you could drink massive amounts of diet soda and suffer no ill consequences. The NY Post reports today on a University of Texas medical school study that shows that people who drink diet sodas are 70% more likely to suffer an increase ... More >>
Ah, it's a good day when the studies come down in favor of wine.
The latest: Red wine consumption may protect the brain from damage after a stroke, say the dedicated, kind, wonderful and brilliant researchers at Johns Hopkins.
Very sad news: Chris Knox, one of the crucial figures behind the New Zealand lo-fi titan label Flying Nun, has apparently suffered a stroke. Details are scant, although that
hasn't stopped any number of Kiwi media outlets from speculating. Meanwhile, his family and friends are maintaining and upd ... More >>