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7 Medical Misconceptions

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Electric fans cause death


Most body heat is lost through the head


You have to wait an hour after eating to swim


Shaving causes hair to grow back thicker/coarser/darker


You have to drink 8 glasses of water a day to maintain good health


Sugar causes hyperactivity in kids


People only use 10 percent of their brain


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