Health Myth

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Health Myths

Recommendation to drink eight glasses a day

Two U.S. researchers namely Aaron Carroll (assistant professor of pediatrics at the Regenstrief Institute) and Rachel Vreeman (His partner in child health services research Indiana University School og Medicine) did not get the scientific evidence that justifies about it.

Reading in dim light can damage eyes

Many experts are convinced this can not cause any permanent effects, although this may cause you more often squinted, wink, and difficult to focus.

Shaving will make the fur / hair grow faster and rough

This does not exist on the thickness or heaviness influence fur / hair that grows. But the base of the fur / hair is pointy from hairs that have not been trimmed to give a rough impression.

Eating turkey makes sleepy

Turkeys containing amino acid called tryptophan, which has links with sleep and emotional control. But the acid content was not different from chicken or beef. Consuming too much food and the high sugared drinks can be the real reason sleepy.

We only use 10% of our brain

This myth has appeared since 1907. But, imaging technique shows no area of any one who is asleep or inactive. 100% of our brain is always working.

The hair and nails still grow after death

This myth probably grew from a mystery novel. According to the researchers, when someone dies that really happens is the skin will dry out and be drawn into. This is what gave the impression hairs and nails grow long.

Mobile phone is dangerous in hospitals

Numerous studies have found only minimal disruption of medical equipment.


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