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



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


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The average person needs to drink eight glasses of water per day to avoid being “chronically dehydrated.”


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Drinking cold water after meals will lead to cancer.


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


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


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


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Photograph shows an STD-related infection known as ‘blue waffle disease.’


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


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


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


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


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Eyelash extensions are causing women to get eye lice.