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For the good of the nation

14 May 2010

Two health notes from Las Americas:

  • BRASILIA – Brazilian Health Minister Jose Gomes Temporao Monday recommended that Brazilians have sex up to five times a week as a way to prevent chronic health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular trouble.

At a press conference, Gomes Temporao called upon Brazilians to eat more fruit, vegetables and legumes and to get exercise, including sex.

“It’s not a joke, I’m serious. Getting physical exercise regularly also means having sex, obviously protected sex,” the minister said, while safeguarding the ministry’s insistence on safe sex to prevent the spread of HIV. (Diabetes News)

  • In Uruguay where 75-year old President Jose Mujica has been told that his 12 to 15 hour work days are impairing his health… for the good of the nation, he will be scheduling a daily siesta. (The Latin Americanist)

No wonder we EXPORT drugs from Latin America… we have better ways to feel good.

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  1. 15 May 2010 7:12 am

    Delightful!

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