The first story says that hops contains compounds that may slow or prevent cancer. It doesn’t say that drinking beer prevents cancer. However, I think most of us understand intuitively that drinking a good hoppy beer can only make us healthier.
The second story says that a nursing home with a bar has happier residents and more visitors. I don’t find that shocking at all. It’s definately a feature I will be looking for in a nursing home when I grow old.