There’s now a website that actually tracks The Daily Mail of London to categorize its stories as either “kill or cure” stories. The site quotes British physician-author Ben Goldacre: “The Daily Mail, as you know, is engaged in a philosophical project of mythic proportions: for many years now it has diligently been sifting through all the inanimate objects in the world, soberly dividing them into the ones which either cause – or cure – cancer.”
Visitors to the site can vote on the stories.
So far, the following things cause cancer: age, air pollution, air travel, aluminum, artificial flavors, artificial light…. You get the picture. That’s only in the A alphabetical listing.
So far, the following things prevent cancer: bananas, Brazil nuts, breakfast, etc. Beer, it should be noted, both causes and prevents cancer!
Hmmm. I may have just received inspiration for a new health news review project in this country!