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(MSNBC)   Headline: Alzheimer's drugs doubles death risk. Apparently your risk of death is now 200%   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line
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2009-01-09 11:51:09 AM  
You only live twice.
 
2009-01-09 12:32:05 PM  
Huh? What?

I forgot what I was going to post here.
 
2009-01-09 12:32:50 PM  
I really do honestly think I would rather be dead than suffer through/have my family suffer through having Alzheimer's.
 
2009-01-09 12:33:23 PM  
I've read the article at least 5 times and still cannot remember what it was about.
 
2009-01-09 12:33:34 PM  
Contrary to popular belief death is not at risk and is in fact doing a land office business and going stronger than ever.
 
2009-01-09 12:34:11 PM  
Seriously. How do they figure things like that? If you take X Substance that reduces your risk to cancer, and instead of getting cancer live 10 years later than you would and then die of a heart attack, is X Substance said to increase your risk of heart attack?
 
2009-01-09 12:34:47 PM  
Anti-psychotic drugs?

Better than having a bunch of forgetful stabby people running around.
 
2009-01-09 12:34:55 PM  

jackbooty: I really do honestly think I would rather be dead than suffer through/have my family suffer through having Alzheimer's.


Me too. Id rather have you dead than see your family suffer as well.
 
2009-01-09 12:35:01 PM  
"Yay! I came back as a butterfly!"
Squash.
 
2009-01-09 12:35:16 PM  
In other news, Alzheimer's drugs doubles death risk. Apparently your risk of death is now 200%.
 
2009-01-09 12:35:55 PM  
On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero

/obligatory
 
2009-01-09 12:36:21 PM  
So there was this fish called Sam, and sam was a good trout, always swimming up and down the stream looking for bugs. He always found a few, but that's not the story I'm trying to tell you. You see, Sam had to walk 10 miles in the snow, uphill both ways to get to the ladies who would tie the onion on your belt(that was the style at the time) and then send you off to war.

Stan then went to vietnam and found that it was horrible, Charlie was always climbing trees and his mother would tell him to get down because it's time for supper.

I hope we're having that stuff with the sauce tonight...

...who are you again? Where am I?
 
2009-01-09 12:36:36 PM  

CaesarSneezy: Seriously. How do they figure things like that? If you take X Substance that reduces your risk to cancer, and instead of getting cancer live 10 years later than you would and then die of a heart attack, is X Substance said to increase your risk of heart attack?


clinical trials + statistics.
 
2009-01-09 12:36:38 PM  

mikaloyd: jackbooty: I really do honestly think I would rather be dead than suffer through/have my family suffer through having Alzheimer's.

Me too. Id rather have you dead than see your family suffer as well.


Thanks... I think.
 
2009-01-09 12:37:01 PM  

Perducci: In other news, Alzheimer's drugs doubles death risk. Apparently your risk of death is now 200%.


yeah, that's almost what the Fark headline was all right.
 
2009-01-09 12:38:32 PM  
Death is better than losing your mind. give me my mind, or give me death. hell yea!

you may wonder how i know this: all i have to do is read the mind numbing republican tax dodging greedy gibberish on Fark and right away, i know that death is better than loosing your mind.

then again, there are some Farkers who have a mind and know what is going on in their country without believing the Corporate propaganda on Fixed News.
 
2009-01-09 12:38:34 PM  
I discovered a cure for Alzheimer's, but I forgot it.
 
2009-01-09 12:39:00 PM  
My grandmother was just diagnosed with Alzheimer's, so I'm getting a kick out of wandering out of town in my pajamas while filing down my dentures and removing all of the pipes under the bathroom sink.
 
2009-01-09 12:41:11 PM  
Tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of Raymond K. Hessel's life. His breakfast will taste better than any meal you and I have ever tasted.
 
2009-01-09 12:41:48 PM  
I may not have Alzheimer's, but at least I don't have Alzheimer's.
 
2009-01-09 12:42:26 PM  

Honest Bender: CaesarSneezy: Seriously. How do they figure things like that? If you take X Substance that reduces your risk to cancer, and instead of getting cancer live 10 years later than you would and then die of a heart attack, is X Substance said to increase your risk of heart attack?

clinical trials + statistics.


Yeah but I would think people surviving one thing and dying of another would throw off things like that. It makes my head hurt.
 
2009-01-09 12:44:48 PM  
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/oblig
 
2009-01-09 12:45:03 PM  
Ok, that was dumb. I'm not even going to correct myself.........maybe I do have the disease.

/off to continue drinking
//would rather die drunk than forget why I was drinking in teh first place
///If you have Alzheimer's and drink to forget, does the double negative mean you will suddenly remember everything?
 
2009-01-09 12:47:13 PM  
Then I just shout 'IDDQD' and 'IDKFA' and it's all good.
 
2009-01-09 12:47:55 PM  
Oh Alzheimers isn't so bad. You're always meeting new people.


/ Terrible, terrible disease. Take the pill.


Side note, I can't help but notice that the sidebar has an ad for CRACKED.com, article: Magic Negro-gate. What is this, the 70's?
 
2009-01-09 12:48:17 PM  
How many alzheimers drugs double your deaths risks?
 
2009-01-09 12:48:38 PM  
I'm actally amazed at these drug commercials that actually have the... for lack of a better word... courage to go on 50%+ of their commercial spot listing just about every farking thing you wouldn't want that could happen to you if take their drug for the treatment of one thing such as arthritis or alzheimers.

I'd mention a specific drug, but I forgot it.
/When the monkeys come, a gloop under a noise sells his kidneys, and Drew cuts the cheese and blames it on the incinerated nebula. Another bottle of vodka feverishly brainwashes the fruity brain, or a super-vilain under a prosthetic hand plays buckaroo with a stolen Pope.
/When you smell an astronaut, you know that the helicopter falls asleep. An astronaut often tries to seduce a toilet stalking a dead horse. A nucleus licking a monkey eats chicken all day, and a noise eats chicken all day; however, the giant lizard beyond a thing hardly gets any.
/A twisted can of beer cuts the cheese and blames it on some fried chicken. The surreal hovercraft often buries the hippy under the sandwich. The fantastically ape-like monkey boy brainwashes the Frankenstein.
 
2009-01-09 12:50:25 PM  

CaesarSneezy: Seriously. How do they figure things like that? If you take X Substance that reduces your risk to cancer, and instead of getting cancer live 10 years later than you would and then die of a heart attack, is X Substance said to increase your risk of heart attack?


If the drug does not cause heart attack, the conditional probability of dying from heart attack given that you do not die from cancer should be the same for trial participants and the target population. Many medications targeted for a specific problem do come with increased risks for other problems but may still be sold if "the benefits outweigh the risks".
 
2009-01-09 12:50:36 PM  

Linux_Yes: Death is better than losing your mind. give me my mind, or give me death. hell yea!

you may wonder how i know this: all i have to do is read the mind numbing republican tax dodging greedy gibberish on Fark and right away, i know that death is better than loosing your mind.

then again, there are some Farkers who have a mind and know what is going on in their country without believing the Corporate propaganda on Fixed News.


1.5/10 - appropriate buzzwords were used, but in an overabundance. You failed to convince the panel that this is a genuine opinion of yours. Just not enough passion, but somehow still over the top.
 
2009-01-09 12:55:24 PM  
I always wonder why anyone would take some of these drugs. Especially the ones that help some not terribly serious condition but carry a risk of heart failure or brain cancer or something way, way worse than what you're taking them for.
 
2009-01-09 12:58:13 PM  

CobaltTiger: I always wonder why anyone would take some of these drugs. Especially the ones that help some not terribly serious condition but carry a risk of heart failure or brain cancer or something way, way worse than what you're taking them for.


Risks are fairly low and tend to exhibit symptoms that can be identified prior to a major event. Also, some of those risks are bad but aren't worse than living with the condition daily. Risk/reward and all.
 
2009-01-09 12:58:22 PM  

Linux_Yes: Death is better than losing your mind. give me my mind, or give me death. hell yea!

you may wonder how i know this: all i have to do is read the mind numbing republican tax dodging greedy gibberish on Fark and right away, i know that death is better than loosing your mind.

then again, there are some Farkers who have a mind and know what is going on in their country without believing the Corporate propaganda on Fixed News.


Dude, if you're not going to kick the habit, try heroin-light.
 
2009-01-09 12:58:50 PM  
hubby thought i was silly finding humor in the headline - have not read the article. I'm sure the article explains how you die faster, like when you still know what's going on around you vs. being the shell of the person you used to be and then dieing. BUT WHO CARES?
The headline is just funny.
 
2009-01-09 01:00:09 PM  
Guys, I have some sad news and this may come as a shock to you all. Some of you will cry, some of you will bottle your saddness deep inside. I just got back from the doctor, and he says I'm going to die. He says I've got like 50-60 years. Tops. I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but I thought you should know. I'm off to do my Bucket List.
 
2009-01-09 01:00:23 PM  
CaesarSneezy
Seriously. How do they figure things like that? If you take X Substance that reduces your risk to cancer, and instead of getting cancer live 10 years later than you would and then die of a heart attack, is X Substance said to increase your risk of heart attack?

Hahah, Good point.
 
2009-01-09 01:01:01 PM  
Isn't this a repeat from:

Mon March 05, 2007: Main
Popping vitamin pills could increase your chance of dying by five percent. Great, now I have a 105 percent chance of dying
 
2009-01-09 01:03:14 PM  
I was told there would be no math.
 
2009-01-09 01:04:19 PM  
My father was just over 60 when he developed alzheimers and dementia. They had him on Risperdal to supposedly slow the onslaught of ever increasing symptoms and mental degradation, as well as, as mentioned, keep him more calm.

Within two years, his mind went quickly, and he started to sporadically lose motor control, which eventually resulted in pneumonia due to food aspiration. He was gone within a week.

Very soon after I learned about the very details FTFA. Bah. The only concession is that at least he didn't hang around, out of his mind, shiatting himself, as a vegetable, for any longer. I'm sure he would have thought the same.

It does beg the question, can the drug companies be held liable?
 
2009-01-09 01:05:38 PM  

Nick Nostril: /oblig


or maybe?

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2009-01-09 01:06:28 PM  

K1dCuervo: Isn't this a repeat from:

Mon March 05, 2007: Main
Popping vitamin pills could increase your chance of dying by five percent. Great, now I have a 105 percent chance of dying


Here on planet Earth, abiding by our math rules I cannot agree that 105% is, in fact, "double"

1. Is this a repeat?
[ ] yes
[x] no

test aced.
 
2009-01-09 01:06:54 PM  
On a long enough timeline...


something my ex told me.
 
2009-01-09 01:09:39 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: On a long enough timeline...


something my ex told me.


Well, you did meet him at a weird time in his life.
 
2009-01-09 01:10:23 PM  
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Everyone in my family has Alzheimer's. We hide our own easter eggs.

/and you meet someone new every day
 
2009-01-09 01:10:24 PM  
its called the long goodbye for a reason. it seems preferable to die in 10 years than in 20 years shiatting yourself and talking crazy to your family..

/there is no cure
 
2009-01-09 01:11:06 PM  
DOUBLE KILL!
 
2009-01-09 01:12:30 PM  
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STATISTICS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!
 
2009-01-09 01:13:44 PM  
Risperdal turns people into zombies. They can be led around and fed, but for the most part they just sit and stare.

They stay like this for a few months and then die.

/Step-dad died last January
//Hadn't really been alive for years
 
2009-01-09 01:16:31 PM  

indenture: Risperdal turns people into zombies. They can be led around and fed, but for the most part they just sit and stare.

They stay like this for a few months and then die.

/Step-dad died last January
//Hadn't really been alive for years


Your post reminded me of 'Awakenings'...love that movie
 
2009-01-09 01:18:08 PM  
This headline again! For those of us who don't have Alzheimer's this is so farking overplayed it is pitiful.
 
2009-01-09 01:20:08 PM  
Maybe you die twice as hard
 
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