Today’s Time’s highlights a series of “medical myths” which are based on repetition and no hard evidence. See how many you believe.
EATING TURKEY MAKES YOU ESPECIALLY DROWSY
Turkeys contain trypophan, associated with drowsiness, hence the myth. Personally, I think the drowsiness that is linked to Christmas turkey lunches is more due to over consumption of food and wine. Especially next Tuesday!
DRINK AT LEAST 8 GLASSES OF WATER A DAY
Apparently, we get enough liquid through a normal, healthy diet. I did once read that drinking to much water can lead to the growth of moss on one’s shoes!
SHAVING CAUSES HAIR TO GROW BACK FASTER
Now they tell me. If I had known all those years ago, I would have shaved my palms and avoided all those jokes about wearing gloves in the summer.
READING IN DIM LIGHT RUINS EYESIGHT
Neither does something else ruin eyesight apparently, but this is a clean site!
MOBILE PHONES ARE DANGEROUS IN HOSPITAL
So why then, do we make patients use very expensive bedside phones?
HAIR AND FINGERNAILS STILL GROW AFTER GROWTH
Bald people across the world will now be distraught.
WE ONLY USE 10% OF OUR BRAINS
Most people, especially Councillors, use less. That in itself is another myth: Councillors don’t have any brains!
Follow the link below to find out the myths behind the myths!