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 of Medicine og) no scientific evidence to justify getting about it.

Reading in dim light can damage eyes

Many experts believe that this can not be a permanent effect although it can cause you more often squinting, and difficult to focus.

Shaving will make the fur / hair grow faster and rugged

This is not the thickness or heaviness fur / hair that grows. But the base of the fur / hair is spiky of hair-shaved hair gives the impression that not rude.

Eating turkey makes you drowsy

Turkey contains an amino acid called tryptophan, which has nothing to do with sleep and emotional control. However, the acid content did not differ from in chicken or beef. Eating too much food and drink high sugar levels can be a real sleepy reason.

We only use 10% of our brain

This myth has been around since 1907.  imaging showed that there was one area that was sleeping or inactive. 100% of our brain is always working.

Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death

This myth probably evolved from a mystery novel. According to the researchers, when someone dies is actually happening is the skin will dry up and drawn into. This has led to the impression of long nails .

Dangerous cell phone use in hospitals

Numerous studies have found only minimal disruption to medical equipment.