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Quiz on Medical and Health Myths

Fact or Fiction: Health Myths

The British Medical Journal likes to have a jolly good time with their Christmas edition and they like to expose medical myths. It is their gift to help you understand the ways of your body.

For Boxing Day, I thought I would edu-tain (yep educate + entertain = edutain) with a quiz. You need to decide if the following statements are myths or facts.

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Fact or Fiction: Health Myths

T/F: Reading in dim light can make you go blind.

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PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
:woohoo: I know useless knowledge!!!
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
:woohoo: I know useless knowledge!!!
emalove emalove 8 years
Wooo, 5/5...this was easy! Common sense it seems to me...
zc zc 8 years
live and learn
zc zc 8 years
live and learn
n_i_k n_i_k 8 years
5/5 :WOOHOO:
n_i_k n_i_k 8 years
5/5 :WOOHOO:
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
Not even one =/
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
Not even one =/
biochemlovely biochemlovely 8 years
Almost all of the most commonly believed medical myths are either not true, or have not been conclusively proven!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I got 5/5. My husband took the quiz with me and he believed the dim light one and the tryptophan one.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
rivrchild, I'm not sure about it growing back darker, but one possible xplanation is that the hair on your toes is lightened from it's natural state, just like arms hair or the hair on your head lightens, so when you shaved it, the new hair coming out hasnt been exposed to the sun to be lightened.Who knows.Maybe you should just shave the other toe too :-)
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
rivrchild, I'm not sure about it growing back darker, but one possible xplanation is that the hair on your toes is lightened from it's natural state, just like arms hair or the hair on your head lightens, so when you shaved it, the new hair coming out hasnt been exposed to the sun to be lightened. Who knows.Maybe you should just shave the other toe too :-)
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
Maybe your hair doesn't grow back thicker after you shave it, but it grows back darker or something that makes it more noticeable. I made the mistake of shaving some hair on one of my toes and it is definitely darker than the other foot. (strange, I know. I'm still not sure why I did that!)
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 8 years
I believed the hair and nails one...4/5!
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 8 years
4/5 - I believed the tryptophan hype. Oh well.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
100% pure LOVE! =D 5/5 baby!
leztnerp leztnerp 8 years
5/5. That was easy.
leztnerp leztnerp 8 years
5/5. That was easy.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
hair does NOT grow back thicker and faster when you shave. People think it does because it's often time coarser feeling due to having a blunt end from being shaved.I got them all right! WooHoo
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
hair does NOT grow back thicker and faster when you shave. People think it does because it's often time coarser feeling due to having a blunt end from being shaved. I got them all right! WooHoo
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
some of these that their saying are false are true for sure!like the hair growth one, when you shave your hair DOES grow faster and thicker.and reading in dim light makes your eye sight weaker. it does!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
some of these that their saying are false are true for sure! like the hair growth one, when you shave your hair DOES grow faster and thicker. and reading in dim light makes your eye sight weaker. it does!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 8 years
Oops! I made a boo boo on #2....I didn't read DOES NOT increase
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