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Medical Myths Even Doctors Believe!!!
« on: December 25, 2007, 11:11:06 PM »
These well-worn theories are among "medical myths" exposed in a paper published in the British Medical Journal.

1- Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight
The majority of eye experts believed it was unlikely to do any permanent damage, but it might make you squint, blink more and have trouble focusing, the researchers said.

2- Shaving makes hair grow back faster or coarser
It has no effect on the thickness or rate of hair regrowth, studies say. But stubble lacks the finer taper of unshaven hair, giving the impression of coarseness.

3- Cell phones are dangerous in hospitals
Despite widespread concerns, studies have found minimal interference with medical equipment.

4- you don't need eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy
Despite frequent mentions in the popular press of the need to drink eight glasses of water, they found no scientific basis for the claim.

5- Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death
This idea may stem from ghoulish novels. The researchers said the skin dries out and retracts after death, giving the appearance of longer hair or nails.

6- We use only 10 percent of our brains
This myth arose as early as 1907 but imaging shows no area of the brain is silent or completely inactive.

Source: British Medical Journal


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Re: Medical Myths Even Doctors Believe!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 02:23:29 AM »
All Somalis believe in NO 1 & 2

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 07:11:24 PM »
5 Famous Medical Myths
We only use 10 percent of our brains.

Perhaps one of the most famous medical myths of all, no one knows exactly where this one came from, though it is occasionally (and erroneously) linked to Albert Einstein. Through the use of MRI's and other brain-scanning techniques, it's easy to see that no area of our brain is completely inactive.

Fingernails and hair keep sprouting after you've kicked the bucket.
Actually, this is just an optical illusion. Over time, the skin of a deceased body retracts, which makes it look like the nails and hair have gotten longer, but they haven't budged.

Shaved hair grows back faster, thicker, and darker.
This medical myth was actually debunked nearly 80 years ago in a simple comparison study. The researchers say it has persisted because the blunt head of the hair may look thicker initially. As for the darker part, sun naturally bleaches hair gradually over time, so new hair just hasn't had a chance to be exposed to sunlight yet.

Reading in dim light permanently damages your eyesight.
I remember hearing this one back in elementary school. While doing so can cause eye strain and loss of focus, the effects are only temporary, and your perfect 20/20 will be back after a short rest.

Turkey makes you sleepy.
This probably came up for the 100th time at your recent Thanksgiving meals. Well, next year, inform your family members that there's more tryptophan (an amino acid that has been shown to cause drowsiness) in pork and Swiss cheese than in turkey. Plus, turkey, chicken, and ground beef all have nearly equal amounts of the substance. The reason you may feel the effect more on Thanksgiving is because of the much larger portions usually consumed on Turkey Day.

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