20 Medical Myths

Interesting Medical Myths

See how many you get right,check your answers below.

  1. We only use 10 percent of our brains?

  2. Drinking hot coffee will help sober you up after drinking alcohol?

  3. The drowsiness some people experience may be from the warmth of the milk

     on a full stomach?

  4. Eating too many carrots will turn your skin orange?

  5. Spinach is a good source of iron?

  6. Eating honey reduces seasonal allergy symptoms?

  7. Staring at the sun can cause blindness?

  8. Using Aloe Vera helps your sunburn?

  9. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is good for your health?

10. Sucking the thumb as a child will give you buck teeth?

11. Your heart stops for an instant when you sneeze?

12. Shaving hair causese it to grow back faster, darker and coarser?

13. Reading in dim light hurts your eyesight?

14. You will catch a cold if you go to bed with wet hair?

15. A flu shot will give you the flu?

16. Eating chocolate causes acne?

17. Eating stuffing from the turkey will cause salmonella poisoning?

18. Placing a wet tea bag or cucumber on your eyes helps reduce wrinkles?

19. You should wait at least 30 minutes after eating before swimming?

20. Your hair and fingernails continue to grow after you die?

ANSWERS

  1. False: People without a neurological condition use almost all of their brain, according to the University of Arkansas for Medical Science.  And the brain is always active and involved in all of the conscious and unconscious activities of the body.

  2. False: Coffee cannot reverse the effects of alcohol.

  3. False: Warm milk may help one relax but no evidence of making one sleepy.

  4. True: Eating too much of food that is high in beta[carotene can cause a     yellowish discoloration of the skin, according to the Dermatology Clinic at    UAMS.

  5. False: Spinach is not particularly rich in iron.

  6. False: Honey doesn’t prevent any problems with seasonal allergies. In theory it honey is purely thought of as anecdotal especially among homeopathic and non-scientific publications.

  7. True: According to ophthalmologists the sun emits solar radiation which damages the retina.

  8. True: Research has shown that the aloe vera plant does aid in healing mild burns and sunburns.

  9. False: Water is definitely good for one’s health but there is no definite amount but it is the key in reducing kidney stones.

10. True and False: Normally does not cause a problem for young children however if continued beyond the age of 5 when permanent teeth begin to come in it may affect the shape of the palate by changing the relationship between upper and lower jaws.

11. False: Sneezing changes the regular heart beat momentarily to adjust but the heart doesn’t stop.

12. False: Shaving doesn’t effect the part of the hair shaft below the skin which is where color and pigmentation occur.

13. False: Neither dim or bright light changes the health or function of your eyes.

14. False: No medical evidence shows that going to bed with wet hair can cause a cold.

15. False: You can not get the flu from either the flu shot or the nasal-vaccine.

16. False: No definitive evidence has been linked to chocolate or any foods causing acne.

17. False: As long as everything is prepared properly. Salmonella bacteria is killed by cooking foods at a high temperatures.

18. True: Cucumbers and tea bags contain some botanical elements which can temporarily reduce wrinkles but which ones work not known.

19. False: The theory that eating increases the blood flow to the stomach and intestines to absorb nutrients therefore less blood to deliver oxygen to remove waste products from the exercising muscles. Truth is the body has enough oxygen to supply the stomach and muscles.

20. False: Hair and nails appear to grow longer because skin around them retracts.

Were you able to get all correct?

Saturday, September 19, 2009 
Associated Press
 
I’m 67 and thought I had seen and heard every excuse imagined UNTIL  NOW but when I saw this article I thought this excuse has to be the # 1 excuses of all time. 

I think it would be fun to make a list of weird excuses so if anyone has any to add to this one would love to have you share it. ………flagranny2

 

 STUART, Fla —  Authorities have filed another 90 charges of possession of child pornography against a Martin County man who blamed the crime on his cat.

According to a sheriff’s report, Jensen Beach resident Keith Griffin told investigators that pornographic images downloaded when his cat jumped on his computer keyboard while he was downloading music.

Griffin was arrested in early August and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Investigators filed the additional charges on Thursday.

Griffin is being held in lieu of $2.2 million bail at the Martin County Jail. He was not immediately known if he has an attorney.

Sheriff’s officials said a family friend was caring for the cat.

Michael Jackson – King of Pop and a Legand – Dead at 52

Thursday, June 25, 2009
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 Heart attack claims the life of Michael Jackson at age 50

He WAS the world

 Music icon Michael Jackson, whose fame spanned from his childhood with the legendary Jackson 5 to a superstar solo career that earned him the nickname ‘King of Pop,’ died Thursday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital.

To follow this article continue [ here ]

 No words can convey one’s  feelings……flagranny2

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Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62

Thursday, June 25, 2009
Fox News

“And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels,” Jaclyn Smith said.

0_62_Fawcett_Farrah90Farrah Fawcett, the multiple Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated American actress best known for her role as the vivacious Jill Munroe in the 1970s television series “Charlie’s Angels,” died in a Santa Monica hospital. She was 62.

Her spokesman, Paul Bloch, confirmed that the iconic actress died Thursday morning shortly after 9 a.m. PDT.

[ Her long-time partner Ryan O’Neal told People magazine Thursday, “She’s gone. She now belongs to the ages … She’s now with her mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She’s in a better place now.” ]

Other “Charlie’s Angels” stars paid tribute to her.

“Farrah had courage, she had strength, and she had faith. And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels,” Jaclyn Smith said.

Said Cheryl Ladd: “She was incredibly brave, and God will be welcoming her with open arms.”

Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in September 2006 and, despite going into remission and enduring extensive chemotherapy and surgery both in the U.S. and Germany, it was revealed earlier this year that the cancer had spread to her liver. She stopped receiving treatment in May..          For the full article continue

For Farrah Fawcett’s family and friends please know my thoughts and prayers are with you ………flagranny2

More Bodies Found in Desperate Ocean Search for Air France Crash Wreckage

Sunday, June 07, 2009
Foxnews.com/ AP
4_68_060709_airfrance1 RECIFE, Brazil —  Search ships methodically worked through a “sea of debris” from a doomed Air France jet Sunday, recovering 15 more bodies near the spot where the Airbus A330 is believed to have gone down a week ago.

 The cause of the doomed jet is still unknown although after recovering a total of 17 bodies, (2 bodies were recovered Saturday, and Brazilian and French ships picked up 15 more Sunday),  about 45 miles from where the jet sent out it’s last signal, indicated electrical failure and loss of cabin pressure. 

The French agency investigating the disaster said airspeed instruments on the plane had not been replaced as the maker had recommended, but cautioned that it was too early to draw conclusions if the airspeed instruments…. [Continue ]

Large Chunks of Air France Jet Found in Atlantic Ocean

Legendary broadcaster Paul Harvey dies

Sun March 1, 2009

And so ends the rest of his story……..As many of us listened to Paul Harvey anticipating his “and that’s the rest of the story” has died.  Condolences go out to his friends and family…….flagranny2

art_paul_harvey_gi(CNN) — Paul Harvey, the legendary radio host whose career sharing “the rest of the story” with listeners spanned more than 70 years, has died, according to ABC Radio Networks.

He was 90.

Harvey died at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he kept a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for the networks. He was surrounded by family members when he died, Adams said.

Known for his deliberate delivery and pregnant pauses, Harvey’s broadcasts were heard on more than 1,200 radio stations and 400 Armed Forces networks and his commentaries appeared in 300 newspapers, according to his Web site. Submit your memories of Paul Harvey to iReport

He had been hosting his radio shows part-time for much of the past year, after recovering from physical ailments including pneumonia and the death of his wife, Lynne “Angel” Harvey, in May 2008.   To continue for the rest of story click here

Spacecraft Sees Spectacular Solar Eclipse on Moon

Saturday, February 28, 2009

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There was a solar eclipse earlier this month — but it wasn’t visible anywhere on Earth.

Rather, a Japanese space probe in orbit around the moon got spectacular high-definition video of the sun being blocked — by the Earth, producing an otherworldly “diamond-ring” eclipse.

It may be only the third time such an eclipse has been viewed by terrestrials, human or otherwise.

 

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            [An American lunar lander got a blurry snapshot of a solar eclipse in 1967, 
            and two years later Apollo 12 astronauts got treated to the same thing on
            their way back from the  moon.]

The Kaguya, or Selene, probe was traveling from the dark to the light side of the moon on Feb. 9.

The sun rose over the moon’s surface, as usual, but on Feb. 9 it was just a thin ring surrounding darkness.

(The Earth’s disk is a bit smaller than the sun’s when viewed from the moon; on Earth, the moon just about covers the sun.)

In the video, only a small semi-circle is visible at first as the sun rises over the horizon.

The circle quickly expands, but before it’s complete the sun suddenly breaks forth from the lower right corner of the circle, filling the screen with light.

• Click here to watch the video.

• Click here for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) press release.

• Click here for a longer press release from NASA.

• Click here to visit FOXNews.com’s Space Center.