News

Ill? French hospital offers you a glass of wine

Ill? French hospital offers you a glass of wine

TAKE YOUR MEDICINE:Although some researchers have long held that an antioxidant found in red wine is good for the heart, some recent research has determined that wine's health benefits are exaggerated. Photo: clipart.com

PARIS (Reuters) – A hospital in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand is to open a wine bar where terminally ill patients will be able to enjoy a “medically-supervised” glass or two with their families.

“Why should we refuse the charms of the soil to those at the end of their lives? Nothing justifies such an prohibition,” the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital Center said in statement.

The center’s head, Dr. Virginie Guastella, said terminally ill patients had the right to “enjoy themselves”.

The bar will be the first in France to offer such a facility for patients and their families. Staff will be specially trained before it opens in the hospital’s palliative care center in September.

“Medically supervised tastings will help brighten what is often a difficult daily life,” the hospital said.

Although some researchers have long held that an antioxidant found in red wine is good for the heart, some recent research has determined that wine’s health benefits are exaggerated.

(Reporting By Alexandria Sage, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

Recent Headlines

26 mins ago in Sports

Physics, engineering professors back Tom Brady ‘Deflategate’ appeal

Fresh
tombradyREUTERS

A group of 21 physics and engineering professors on Tuesday urged a U.S. federal appeals court to reconsider its 2-1 decision to reinstate the New England Patriots quarterback's four-game National Football League suspension in the "Deflategate" case.

28 mins ago in Sports

Penguins force Game 7

Fresh
pensREUTERS

Pittsburgh goaltender Matthew Murray took a shutout into the third period, then held on as Tampa Bay pulled within a goal, with more shots in the third period than in the first two combined.

30 mins ago in Sports

Thunder one win from Finals after Game 4 blowout

Fresh
14-overlay-9

Russell Westbrook collected 36 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as Oklahoma City grabbed a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals, thanks in large part to Westbrook's first triple-double of the postseason.

31 mins ago in National

Violence erupts outside Trump rally in New Mexico

Fresh
13-overlay-7

Hundreds of protesters tried to storm the convention center in New Mexico's biggest city, knocking down barricades and throwing objects at a door and then hurling rocks and bottles at mounted police in riot gear, the Albuquerque Police Department said on Twitter on Tuesday and video posted online showed.

34 mins ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 25

Fresh
trumpprotestnewmexicoAP

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.