Medical Myths

Information about common medical myths.

Some cherished beliefs about medical matters are more hooey than fact.

Red bullet A few drops of Visine brand eye drops taken internally will cause diarrhea.

Red bullet The average person needs to drink eight glasses of water per day to avoid being "chronically dehydrated."

Red bullet Drinking cold water after meals will lead to cancer.

Red bullet Study produced by fast food makers proves the more overweight one is, the healthier one is.

Green bullet Mortality rates in teaching hospitals go up in July due to influx of inexperienced doctors.

Red bullet Drinking four glasses of water at the beginning of the day will cure diseases.

Red bullet Photograph shows an STD-related infection known as 'blue waffle disease.'

Red bullet A recent study disproved a link between sun exposure and skin cancer.

Red bullet Scientists have determined that a date in January is statistically the most depressing day of the year.

green bullet Jean Hilliard made a full recovery after she was found frozen in the snow.

Red bullet Psychopaths can be identified by the answer they give to a one-question test.

Red bullet Eyelash extensions are causing women to get eye lice.

David Mikkelson founded in 1994, and under his guidance the company has pioneered a number of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone, the light bulb, beer pong, and a vaccine for a disease that has not yet been discovered. He is currently seeking political asylum in the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.