24 SEPTEMBER 1988, Page 56

No. 1544: False alarm

Newspapers, as Richard Ingrams pointed out last Sunday, love medical scares. Among recent reported findings .are that drinking can lead to shrinkage of the sex organ, and that habitual snorers are twice as likely to be involved in traffic accidents as non-snorers. A newspaper medical scare story, please (maximum 150 words), com- plete with loony statistics, accounts of experiments, etc. Entries to 'Competition No. 1544' by 7 October.