Alcohol and injuries







“There are probably some effects from alcohol which may actually increase one’s risk of death. But the overall net impact appears to be that alcohol is protective following an injury.”

Lee Friedman, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, on results of his study that found injured patients were less likely to die in the hospital if they had alcohol in their blood, Nov. 20 Everyday Health

“It’s like finding the holy grail.”

Mary Jo LaDu, associate professor of anatomy and cell biology, on new developments in Alzheimer’s research that will help with studies of the disease, Nov. 28 Chicago Tribune

“Children are all gasoline. No brakes, no steering wheel. What they need in their lives are people, family, community and schools … which will become the brakes and steering wheel.”

Carl Bell, director of the Institute for Juvenile Research, on a University of Virginia study that finds too many juveniles are being jailed for crimes, Nov. 20 Daily Progress

“He seemed to be on an upward trajectory. He’d had some setbacks … but nonetheless he was still a very dominant, very important figure in Chicago politics and had the potential to play a role nationally, particularly if the Democrats ever took back control in the House.”

Political science professor Dick Simpson on the resignation of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Nov. 21 USA Today

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