The sudden and unexpected death of Junior Seau yesterday has sparked debate over the effect concussion and head injuries actually have on NFL players. Ray Easterling, Dave Duerson, Terry Long and Andre Waters all committed suicide in recent years and Alex Karras, who now suffers dementia, is among over 100 ex players suing the NFL for not doing enough to protect them from head injuries. The link between brain injuries and violent behavior and suicides among NFL players is becoming more and more apparent. Just before Dave Duerson shot himself in the chest he texted his family asking them to have his brain used for NFL research. It is believed Seau also shot himself in the chest. Very sad indeed. RIP Seau.
Oh dear, Arsenal soccer player Aaron Ramsey has been linked to some very high profile deaths. Seems every time he scores a goal, a famous figure dies within a few days. His last four goals have resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden, Steve Jobs, Ghadaffi and Whitney Houston. Hmm, luckily he doesn’t score that often!
No need for alarm people but doctors in Canada believe there is a link between oral contraceptive pills and prostate cancer. No silly, men aren’t taking them!!! It seems that the estrogen from the birth control pills are being excreted through women’s pee, into the toilets and ending up in our friggin water supply systems. Hello, chemicals that interfere with hormones have a good chance of leading to cancer. Dear god, NOW, everybody panic! Researchers have long been concerned about the increase of prostate cancer over the past 40 years which coincides with the increase use of the pill.