Health myths debunked

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, In The News, Weird But True

A couple of U.S. researchers delved into the science behind common health beliefs passed on by moms and doctors alike such as:

  • Drink 8 glasses of water a day
  • Reading in dim light can ruin your eyesight
  • Humans only use 10 percent of their brains
  • Eating turkey makes one sleepy
  • Shaving hair makes it grow back thicker

What they found and shared in a report in the British Medical Journal was that these myths were either untrue or lacking scientific evidence necessary to back them up.

Huh. I always suspected the 8 glasses of water a day rule was a created by toilet paper companies to increase consumption.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.