Saturday, March 13, 2010

Did I just read that?

from google news today:

"BusinessWeek - ‎6 hours ago‎
FRIDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Good news for women who have used birth control pills: A long-term study finds that those who took oral contraceptives at some point in their lives have a lower risk of death than women who never took the "Pill"."

So....birth control is the fountain of youth? Some people who take the Pill never die--I mean, usually the risk of death is 100%.  Everyone dies....until now!

Okay, further things that cracked me up in this article: they make it clear that this was for The Pill of the '60s and the ingredients  have changed, so it doesn't apply now. And then there's this sentence:

"However, those who took oral contraceptives are at higher risk of violent or accidental death. "


I guess motherhood guarantees you're still in the pool with the 100% death risk, but you'll live a safer life.

And then there's this: "Women younger than 40 who took birth control pills had a slightly higher risk of death, the researchers report. The authors conclude that, "oral contraception is not significantly associated with an increased long-term risk of death -- indeed a net benefit was apparent.""

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