E-mail this

  • Home

  • Search
  • Send Comments
  • What's New
  • Hottest 25
      Legends

  • Odd News
  • Glossary
  • FAQ

  • Autos
  • Business
  • Cokelore
  • College
  • Computers

  • Crime
  • Critter Country
  • Disney
  • Embarrassments
  • Food

  • Glurge Gallery
  • History
  • Holidays
  • Horrors
  • Humor

  • Inboxer Rebellion
  • Language
  • Legal
  • Lost Legends
  • Love

  • Luck
  • Media Matters
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Movies

  • Music
  • Old Wives' Tales
  • Photo Gallery
  • Politics
  • Pregnancy

  • Quotes
  • Racial Rumors
  • Radio & TV
  • Religion
  • Risqué Business

  • Science
  • September 11
  • Sports
  • Titanic
  • Toxin du jour

  • Travel
  • Weddings

  • Message Archive
 
Home --> Medical --> Medical Myths

Medical Myths

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


Ratings Key

        Green bullet = true
        Red bullet = false
        Multiple status bullet = multiple truth values
        Yellow bullet = undetermined
        White bullet = unclassifiable veracity

Select this link for an expanded
definition of our rating system.


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.

Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2014 by snopes.com.
This material may not be reproduced without permission.
snopes and the snopes.com logo are registered service marks of snopes.com.