Hits & Misses – 2008/08/13

  • Homelessness Update: Michael Moore was wrong. LA hospitals aren't dumping homeless patients; they are recruiting them-with offers of food, cigarettes and even cash to buy crack cocaine. The reason: more excuses to bill Medicaid [link].
  • Cancer update: Almost everything that's fun to eat or drink is bad. "Even being a little bit overweight is a risk" [link].
  • Health tip for bird watchers. Geese usually don't defecate while flying [link].
  • How do Canadians doctors get rid of patients? By lottery [link].

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  1. Joe S. says:

    On the geese, how do scientists relly know that? Sounds like so much goose sh__.

  2. Carol says:

    Hmmm. Geese don’t USUALLY defecate while flying. Somehow, “usually” just isn’t enough.

    And, since I’m at work and don’t have time to read the Economist article right now, are they talking about correlations, or actual causes? I’m guessing correlations, which means that if I start playing basketball, maybe I’ll grow another foot, since basketball players are tall.