More good news about booze

There I was waiting for the ferry when the Globe and Mail’s Social Studies section came along and brightened my day with this:

Drinking. Two large studies have found that although moderate drinking will not cure colds, it can help keep them at bay, reports The New York Times. One, by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in 1993, looked at 391 adults and found that resistance to colds increased with moderate drinking, except in smokers.

I think I’ll go have a wee bit of grappa before bed.