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16 Mar

1.People should drink at least eight glasses of water a day

A suitable allowance of water for adults is 2.5 litres daily in most instances.Most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods.Studies suggest that adequate fluid intake is usually met through typical daily consumption of juice, milk,…In contrast, drinking excess amounts of water can be dangerous, resulting in water intoxication, hyponatraemia, and even death.

2.We use only 10% of our brains

This myth arose as early as 1907, propagated by multiple sources advocating the power of self improvement and tapping into each person’s unrealised latent abilities.Evidence from studies of brain damage, brain imaging, localisation of function, microstructural analysis, and metabolic studies show that people use much more than 10% of their brains.Studies of patients with brain injury suggest that damage to almost any area of the brain has specific and lasting effects on mental, vegetative, and behavioural capabilities.

These and many other myths you may have heard on TV or read in magazines. For some there is no evidence to confirm them, others have been studied and proved wrong.
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Posted by on March 16, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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13 responses to “Medical myths

  1. AnitaMargita

    March 17, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Interesting post Mira! Thanks for sharing it with us! 🙂

     
  2. WinterForLady

    March 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you Ana 🙂 I am glad you liked it.

     
  3. thetomster

    March 22, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    🙂 Hi Mira, very interesting indeed, hm I'm a little late then 🙂 … to me it seems that most what "people say", mostly introduced like this or like "you know I've read about …" in fact is based on some sort of modern myth … especially if it's related to health care or medicine … and it's worth having a more decent look on things around us and being talked over between friends or even in the media … :up: have a nice week then …

     
  4. WinterForLady

    March 23, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Hello Dirk 🙂 Thank you, it's nice to hear that you liked it.You too have a nice week 🙂

     
  5. gdare

    March 28, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    There was a story about woman in USA I think. She was in some kind of diet, drinking a lot of water. The day she died, she drank 6 liters of water, causing her blood pressure goes very high and having a heart attack at the end :eyes:

     
  6. WinterForLady

    March 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    That's a sad story.Unfortunately many people don't listen to doctor's advices and diet on their own.I read this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6261509.stm

     
  7. gdare

    March 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    "The station said its staff were stunned at the death."Stupid. Very stupid. Someone shoud go to jail for this :irked:

     
  8. WinterForLady

    March 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I agree with you Darko.

     
  9. WinterForLady

    March 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Did you hear for "Psychic surgery"? Such a fraud.



     
  10. gdare

    March 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Remember 90s in Serbia – how many magicians and healers we could see parading on TV every day :faint:I am sick of those people :yuck:

     
  11. Banim

    April 9, 2009 at 4:04 am

    i drink 2 glasses of water only :psome people uses their brain little more than others, which results to will power.

     
  12. WinterForLady

    April 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    😀 goodI drink 3-4 glasses of water plus milk :happy:

     
  13. Banim

    April 9, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    its good!

     

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