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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?

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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?


9 Hangover Cures From Around the World

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Made-up Medicine: The Quack Doctors Quiz

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

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Are cut flowers really bad for hospital rooms?

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10 Old Wives' Tales about Your Health

 10 Old Wives' Tales about Your Health

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Does sucking your thumb really ruin your teeth?

 Does sucking your thumb really ruin your teeth?

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