Friday, December 21, 2007

Medical Myths - Revealed!

A recent article in the British Medical Journal reveals commonly that the repeated medical myths that may individuals and doctors repeat as true have little to no scientific basis. Sometimes an opinion becomes a fact if repeated often enough. Some of the medical myths include:

  • People should drink at least eight glasses of water a day
  • We use only 10% of our brains
  • Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death
  • Shaving hair causes it to grow back faster, darker, or coarser
  • Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight
  • Eating turkey makes people especially drowsy
  • Mobile phones create considerable electromagnetic interference in hospitals

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