Don't Swallow Your Gum: and Other Medical Myths Debunked by Aaron Carroll, Rachel Vreeman

By Aaron Carroll, Rachel Vreeman

Males with significant toes have mammoth penises. you might want to drink at the least 8 glasses of water an afternoon. Sugar makes little ones hyper. consuming at evening makes you fats. Chewing gum remains on your belly for seven years. You lose forty in line with cent of your physique warmth via your head. each day, you pay attention or imagine issues approximately your physique and wellbeing and fitness which are simply now not real. probably you observed them on television, learn them in magazines or heard them from neighbors (or even a doctor). This booklet is for somebody who has questioned concerning the fact at the back of those myths. humorous, wacky and entire of attention-grabbing proof, "Don't Swallow Your Gum" explains why such a lot of of these bizarre and worrisome issues we expect approximately bodies are incorrect.

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When you or someone you love is burned, you want to take care of it as quickly as possible. Burns hurt like hell, and there doesn’t seem to be much you can do. Many people believe that butter should be applied to the burn immediately, thinking it will help the burn to heal or prevent infection. This is a myth, maybe even an outright lie. Butter could be one of the worst things to put on most burns. Butter holds in heat, which may make the burn worse. Furthermore, the butter could cause the burn to become infected since bacteria love to grow in something they can eat.

What did make the reaction worse was if you left the stinger in longer. Do the fastest thing you can to get that stinger out! It’s simply not true that you should use a particular method to remove it. Myth: If you get stung by a jellyfish, you should get someone to urinate on the sting Rachel was once stung by a jellyfish in the Indian Ocean, and her husband wanted to pee on her leg to help with the sting. Should she have let him? The science does not tell us. A study reviewing what we know about treating jellyfish stings concludes that we do not really know what to do.

What did make the reaction worse was if you left the stinger in longer. Do the fastest thing you can to get that stinger out! It’s simply not true that you should use a particular method to remove it. Myth: If you get stung by a jellyfish, you should get someone to urinate on the sting Rachel was once stung by a jellyfish in the Indian Ocean, and her husband wanted to pee on her leg to help with the sting. Should she have let him? The science does not tell us. A study reviewing what we know about treating jellyfish stings concludes that we do not really know what to do.

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