Many of us have tried-and-true rules for avoiding illness. But if you subscribe to the theory that heading outside with wet hair will make you sick; bubbles in soda can make your bones brittle; or hot peppers can cause stomach ulcers, think again. Those ideas just aren’t true, says a new book that explores popular health myths.
Air travel makes you sick. Green mucus means you need antibiotics. To stop a nosebleed, tilt your head back.
These are many of the things you’ve heard about your body and health that are simply not true.