7 Medical Myths Even Doctors Believe


Sometimes we believe in certain things just because they have been repeated so many times, by so many people, that we take them as true facts.

For example:

  • Do you believe that hair and fingernails grow after death?
  • Do you think that humans use only 10 percent of their brains?
  • Do you believe eating turkey makes you drowsy?

Or, how about these commonly repeated beliefs:

  • You should drink eight glasses of water per day
  • Shaved hair grows back faster, thicker and darker
  • Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight
  • Mobile phones are dangerous in hospitals
Then you’ve bought into some very common medical myths which, while widely held, are simply untrue, says this study published in the British Medical Journal.

To read more of these myths, and find out the truth behind them, please dedicate a few minutes reading “Medical Myths” written by Rachel C. Vreeman and Aaron E. Carroll.

I have to admit that I really believed these myths were factual. Now I know better.

Related article: 7 Medical Myths Even Doctors Believe – Robert Roy Britt, LiveScience Managing Editor

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