Common Medical Myths Proven False

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The British Medical Journal has rounded up many of the commonly held beliefs that many doctors think are true. Despite the fact that these myths have either been proven false or they lack supporting evidence, they looked at them closely. The myths include: We use only 10% of our brains, eating turkey makes you sleepy, reading in dim light will damage your eyesight, that we need to drink eight glasses of water each day, shaving causes hair to grow back faster, darker and coarser, and hair and fingernails continue to grow after we die. All of them false! It’s pretty interesting that these myths are out there and we fall for them. The researchers who combined the literature, and they looked at all sorts of things for proof of the myths, found their doctor colleagues also found it hard to believe many of these myths are not true.

 

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Health Benefits of Green Tea

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Water is the number one consumed fluid in the world.  But you already knew that.  What do you think the second most popular drink in the world is?  The answer might surprise you.  It’s tea.  One of the reasons so many people drink tea may be due to the health benefits.  Tea, in particular, green tea, has many health advantages.  Chemicals called the polyphenols found in green tea are potent antioxidants.  They’re helpful in fighting heart disease and inflammatory problems.  Green tea has been touted as a cancer fighter, but studies do not support this claim.  Overall, green tea might not be cure-all and it probably gets a great deal more press than it deserves as a treatment for all sorts of problems, but it is a healthy choice when you’re thinking about a relaxing drink.  Clearly, we know this much.  Tea does have a calming effect. 

 

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Importance of Staying Hydrated

Importance of Staying Hydrated

Dehydration is a problem that can really creep up on people and it’s tough on the kidneys. You need to drink plenty of fluids, plenty of water. If you don’t, you’re going to find that you can actually have muscle tightness and stiffness. You can have kidney issues; you can actually feel more tense. You want to get fluid into your system and one of the best ways is by drinking plenty of water. It will help you out. Hydration is good for the skin. It’s good for the overall body. So drink plenty of water throughout the day.

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Importance of Water for Health

Importance of Water for Health

It is a major point of discussion. What do you think is the most important step you can take when it comes to your overall health? Clearly, proper diet and exercise are essential. But what else? We want to raise the water argument. Think about it. It’s very important to drink plenty of water when you’re playing sports, exercising or performing virtually any activity that causes you to sweat and lose bodily fluids. Basically, there are other cases where it’s critical. Researchers at Northwestern say it can also help regulate body temperature and improve digestion.

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Importance of Water for Health

Importance of Water for Health

It is a major point of discussion. What do you think is the most important step you can take when it comes to your overall health? Clearly, proper diet and exercise are essential. But what else? We want to raise the water argument. Think about it. It’s very important to drink plenty of water when you’re playing sports, exercising or performing virtually any activity that causes you to sweat and lose bodily fluids. Basically, there are other cases where it’s critical. Researchers at Northwestern say it can also help regulate body temperature and improve digestion.

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Study of Plastic Bottles and BPA

Study of Plastic Bottles and BPA

It is called bisphenol A, or BPA. The chemical is currently under much scrutiny and debate because some animal studies have suggested it can interact with the way hormones work in the body. Now, there is news from the University of Cincinnati that plastic bottles release the chemical bisphenol A faster when they’re exposed to hot water. Researchers analyzed plastic bottles and the bottles were tested over seven days to simulate normal use. The results showed that the amount of BPA released was the same for cool and room temperature water, but much higher amounts were released when the bottles were exposed to boiling water.

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