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Health Myths

Health myths are often nothing more than old wives' tales that have been repeated and practiced for so long that is hard to distinguish between fact and fiction. For example, is it really bad for our eyes to sit too close to the TV?


9 Hangover Cures From Around the World

Just about every nation and culture has its own special alcoholic beverage — and its own hangover cure. Some may actually work while others may just make you sicker. Which one of these will you try? See more »

Sure, Just One Minute of Exercise Sounds Great, But …

That's not really the scoop. A new study doesn’t exactly claim that one minute of intense exercise is the same as 45 minutes of moderate exercise. But it's not far off. See more »

Can you really feel the weather in your bones?

Are you a human barometer? Do changes in the weather cause you physical pain? Read this and find out if you can really feel the weather right down to your bones. See more »

10 Myths About Body Fat

There are many commonly held beliefs about fat that aren't entirely accurate. For example, muscle simply can't turn into fat. See more »

10 Myths About Hangovers

Ugh, the morning after the night before! Should you drink some coffee, lots of water or more liquor? Or have some bacon and eggs? There are lots of "remedies" out there for hangovers, most of which are useless. See more »

10 Remedies That Do Absolutely Nothing to Treat the Common Cold

You probably have a list of go-to remedies for colds. But is all that echinacea and chicken soup really helping? See more »

Do you really have to wait an hour after eating before swimming?

When you've spent the day enjoying hot dogs off the grill, is it safe to jump right into the pool and show off your butterfly stroke? Or do you need to take a breather -- a 60-minute break, to be exact? See more »

Are cut flowers really bad for hospital rooms?

In the "get well soon" world, flowers are the go-to gift. So why do some hospitals ban them from the premises? Are the uplifting blooms really bad for you? See more »

10 Old Wives' Tales about Your Health

If someone told you sugar makes kids hyper and cats are after your baby's air supply, you've heard some old wives' tales. Is there any truth in them? See more »

Does sucking your thumb really ruin your teeth?

Sucking on a thumb is a normal reflex that soothes children in times of stress; it's essentially a security blanket that's attached to the body. But will this innocent gesture wreck their teeth? See more »