When alcohol helps Supplying homeless alcoholics with liquor may actually improve their health, Ottawa researchers suggest. Seventeen homeless adults received up to 15 standardsized drinks a day in an experiment. The results showed that
after 16 months, run-ins with police fell 51 per cent from three years before, and emergency room visits fell by 36 per cent. Said Dr. Jeff Turnbull, a study author: “Alcohol gets them in, builds trust and then we have the opportunity to treat other diseases.”
Lord of the blank
Six years into governing New Brunswick, Premier Bernard Lord isn’t exactly seizing the provincial imagination. A recent poll found that 60 per cent didn’t know or answered nothing when asked what his legacy was, while 39 per cent couldn’t identify what his greatest failure has been.
Who is France’s greatest president in recent history? In a new poll, one-third of French respondents answered François Mitterrand, who in the 1980s helped lay the foundations for today’s greatly expanded European Union. In second place was war hero Charles de Gaulle, followed by Jacques Chirac.
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