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.
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The best quality this book holds is not its breadth, or easy-to-read science fact — as great as those are — but the sheer compelling weight of the arguments
Busted myths from Don’t Cross Your Eyes…They’ll Get Stuck That Way are featured in The Simple List, from the July 2011 issue of Real Simple.
Nancy Talan shares her thoughts about Don’t Cross Your Eyes…They’ll Get Stuck That Way for Kirkus Reviews.
I found myself reading aloud to my husband almost every one, amazed to learn what I thought was true really wasn’t, or in some cases that I was justified in beliefs that were correct.
You know how vitamin C protects against colds? Actually, it doesn’t. Warm milk contains no magic sleep aid. And hydrogen peroxide will do your skinned knee more harm than good. In their new book, Don’t Cross Your Eyes…They’ll Get Stuck That Way, Aaron Carroll, MD, and Rachel Vreeman, MD, both of the Indiana University School of Medicine, use hard science to disprove wives’ tales that have been passed down through generations.
CNN Headline News does a series called “Beyond the Surface” and they taped Rachel and Aaron for a number of pieces on medical myths. Here’s the latest one: