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Yesterday, MNB took note of a new study from French researchers suggesting that moderate, daily alcohol consumption - believed by many to be helpful in fighting heart disease and cancer - is not so good for you after all.

Now, the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia has a story saying that “the standard advice to drink eight glasses of water a day has been damned in one of the world's most esteemed medical journals, despite it being a recommendation of government health departments around the world.”

"This is not only nonsense," writes Scottish GP Margaret McCartney in an opinion piece published in the latest British Medical Journal, but it is "thoroughly debunked nonsense” that she says has been perpetuated by bottled water companies looking to drive up their business.
KC's View:
If I have to give up one of these, I’m definitely giving up water.