Many people still believe in these questionable facts.
The modern man has formed an Arsenal of myths about his own body, and these myths have nothing to do with reality. Today not all people with higher education know how to behave if his nose was bleeding, afraid to make children vaccinated, so they do not become autistic and trying to get rid of a hangover with coffee. However, this is not all delusion.
1. The wound to lick
The mouth is a very dirty place filled with all kinds of bacteria. If you lick a cut, it is quite possible to bring him the infection.
2. Reading in dim light and vision
According to doctors, reading in dim light can cause except that temporary eye fatigue, because the eye muscles strain more to focus. There is no evidence that it is harmful to eyesight in the long run.
3. Nuts, seeds, and popcorn stick to the stomach lining
If a person has formed “pouches” along the wall of the intestine, then he has a disease called diverticulitis. It does not caused by seeds, nuts or popcorn.
4. Coffee can sober up
This is not so. There is only the feeling that a person has become sober, which is especially dangerous while driving. In principle, one should not drink coffee after alcohol.
5. Leather shrinks in water because it absorbs water
Actually leather is not waterproof and can absorb water. Wrinkles is just vasoconstriction caused by autonomic nervous system. Scientists do not know why this is happening.
6. Orange juice cure a cold
Orange juice does contain some vitamin C (but not as much as many think), and vitamin C is helpful for immune system. However, it is not a magic panacea and it absolutely will not cure a cold.
7. You need to tilt the head back, if the nose is bleeding
It’s actually pretty stupid, because the blood gets into the throat and into the stomach, which can lead to vomiting. It is better to try to hold your nose, sit down and lean forward.
8. Heart attacks always hurt
About 40-60% of heart attacks go undetected, especially in women. In fact, during a heart attack quite often feel something like heartburn, pain in teeth, etc.
9. Alcohol warms
Alcohol only makes a person feel warm, but it only happens because the blood vessels near the skin surface expand. Ironically, this actually leads to a decrease in body temperature.
10. Sweat removes toxins from the body
Sweat consists of water, salts and electrolytes. Because the sweat glands located in the skin, no toxins, they cannot withdraw.
11. If you go out in the cold with wet hair, easy to get sick
This is not true. A person gets sick because of a virus that doesn’t care what the temperature outside. In addition, the cold has no significant effect on the immune system because the body maintains an internal temperature of approximately 37 ° C. If the temperature drops even a few degrees, the person will die. The reason why more people get sick in the winter is that they are more indoors with other people and, consequently, are more likely to catch the virus.
12. Sugar makes children hyperactive
This is not so. Studies have shown that, even when the child receives placebo (which parents believe sugar water), the parents argue that their child becomes hyperactive.
13. Can’t drink milk during illness, because it will produce more mucus
Milk can thicken mucus, but not to increase its quantity. Anyway, the milk will not affect the healing process.
14. Never Wake a sleepwalker
According to popular myth, if you Wake up a sleepwalker, they may suffer a heart attack or he’ll go into shock. The worst that can happen is you’ll have to personally bring it back to bed.
15. Vaccines cause autism
While research has debunked this rumor as fraudulent, it’s still people believe. Actually, vaccines cause autism, no more than driving a car causes diarrhea.
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