The caning cure
Miss Whiplash, MD?Too funny! They "kept asking for more." Of course they did. Aunty is reconsidering her decision not to go to medical school. Wonder when medical supply firms will start stocking senior canes?
Russian scientists claim a beating with a cane on the naked buttocks is a way to cure everything from depression to alcoholism, reports Izvestia. Researchers at the Novosibirsk Institute of Medicine say the caning releases endorphins, leading to feelings of euphoria, a reduction of appetite, the release of sex hormones and an enhancement of the immune response. "The treatment works," says biologist Dr. Sergei Speransky. "I'm not sadistic, at least not in the classical sense, but I do advocate caning." Dr. Marina Chuhrova added she had 10 patients she caned regularly: "At first they didn't like it, but when they started to feel the benefits, they kept asking for more."