Sunday, December 30, 2007

Seven Great Medical Myths Revealed

A paper published in the Christmas edition of British Medical Journal has unveiled seven myths that we all have been believing like our parents and everyone else have been telling us.

Myth 1 - Need for drinking eight glasses of water a day
Not scientifically proven to be a requirement

Myth 2 - Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight
Not likely to do permanent damage

Myth 3 - Shaving makes hair grow back faster or coarser
No wonder my beard is not happening!

Myth 4 - Eating turkey makes you drowsy
This is actually a funny one. But well,

Myth 5 - We use only 10 percent of our brains
If this was true, my 10 percent would be so gone by now.

Myth 6 - Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death
I'm glad they proved this wrong.

Myth 7 - Mobile phones are dangerous in hospitals
It seems studies have found mobile phone frequencies to have minimal interference with medical equipment.

If you want to get more details, read from the source below.
Source: REUTERS - Revealed: The seven great "medical myths"

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