Your mother always told you not to cross your eyes, eventually, they would stay that way. But mums aren’t always correct, so go ahead, cross away.
Doctors Rachel Vreeland and Aaron Carroll researched this, along with 75 other heath myths for their book Don’t Cross Your Eyes They’ll Get Stuck That Way And 75 Other Health Myths Debunked.
Vreeland and Carroll give Louisville’s Courier-Journal a quick look into their book that explores the common cold, the best way to help your wounds heal, and exercises to debunk some crazy myths that everyone seems to believe.
This book is a sequel to Vreeland and Carroll’s Don’t Swallow Your Gum!
Faucets and sinks are generally dirtier than door handles. And avoid putting anything down on the bathroom floor, another super dirty spot.
Dressing warm for cold temperatures won't prevent you from getting a cold. And, if you go outside under dressed for the cold, it won't make you sick.
There actually is no cure for the common cold. Vreeland and Carroll haven't studied chicken soup enough to really tell, but they said the zinc in the soup could possibly ease symptoms of a cold and shave a day off.
But as for vitamin C and echinacea, forget it, they won't make you better.
Being a non-smoker, limiting your time in the sun, and limiting exposure to radiation are serious cancer prevention methods. The new HPV vaccination for young people is also a preventative measure.
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