Friday, December 21, 2007

"Medical Myths," BMJ Article

British Medical Journal
22 Dec. 2007, 335(7633):1288-89.

Medical myths

Rachel C Vreeman and Aaron E Carroll

[People should drink at least eight glasses of water a day; We use only 10% of our brains; Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death; Shaving hair causes it to grow back faster, darker, or coarser; Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight; Eating turkey makes people especially drowsy; Mobile phones create considerable electromagnetic interference in hospitals.]