1. Turku, European capital of culture for 2011, [a] city in south-west Finland, has decided that “culture cures” and seen to it that its board of healthcare will distribute 5,500 free tickets for cultural events to people who show up at its municipal health centres. Turku's mayor, Aleksi Randell, [says] “Doctors will consider whether a cultural visit may benefit a patient as a supplement or even as an alternative to medical treatment...” Along with their daily aspirin, the sickly people of Turku will be getting prescriptions for “Cirque Dracula,” “The Brothers Karamazov” and around 50 further events.
-- “The taming of the flu? Finland puts plays on prescription”
2. Heterosexual men who are regularly fellated by homosexual men have a lower risk of developing prostate and testicular cancer, a research study has found. The “Study On The General Health Benefits Of One-Way Gay Fellatio” was spearheaded by University of Montana Sexual & Liberal Studies research fellow Dr. Wendel Jones, and will be published in the upcoming Spring issue of the Men's Journal Of Health & Gender.
“The evidence is just overwhelming and impossible to ignore,” [said] Jones, who identifies as heterosexual and also took part in the study. “If you're a straight guy, getting sucked off by another guy is not as bad as it looks, and does not deserve the social stigma it presently carries...”
“Gay men weren't just put on this earth for their fashion flair, impeccable taste and creativity,” said Jones. “They're cancer-fighting angels that need to be encouraged, celebrated and, above all, appreciated.”
-- “Heterosexual men fellated by gay men have lower prostate and testicular cancer risk, study says”