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myths

Women's Health
October 10, 2020

Breast cancer myths and truths

Breast cancer is serious. So it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of fear around the breast cancer issue. Nearly everyone’s received at least one scary email warning about supposed risks, which includes using antiperspirant deodorant and wearing under-wired bras, but how much of this is really true?
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Food & nutrition
August 14, 2020

Myth busting: How much water do you really need to drink?

What happens to your body if you don’t drink enough water? Will your organs shrivel up and die from dehydration? Where did the magic number of “8 glasses” a day come from anyway?
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Healthy LifestyleMental & Emotional Health
January 13, 2017

5 Strange superstitions about your body

It's Friday the 13th, and - although we don't believe in superstitions - many people in the world still do. In fact, in some countries, superstitions are held to even more than science! So, in the spirit of fun, we collected a few interesting superstitions about the body, from around the world. In Japan, people believe that you shouldn't clip your nails after the sun goes down. If you do, you will not have a chance to see your parents before they die. Does your right hand have an itch? Yay! You will soon get unexpected money...but beware - if…
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Skin
February 20, 2015

Where’d this ring on my arm come from?

“A ring is round and never ends, that’s how long we’ll stay friends,” unless it’s ringworm. Despite the name and what you might think you know about ringworm – it’s not actually a worm that finds its way into your skin! (more…)
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Men's Health
August 16, 2014

Four ageing myths for men

In a world that praises youth and beauty, it’s not uncommon to find people who fear ageing. People aren’t always scared of the wrinkles and grey hair, but are scared of losing their body, their sexual desires and developing various conditions and diseases. But the truth is, many of these conditions can affect young men too. Here are just a few misconceptions that men have when it comes to ageing. (more…)
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Fertility
May 4, 2014

Don’t let fertility myths get you down

The answer to falling pregnant may seem obvious, but thanks to all the unfounded and sometimes downright strange information available these days, many women are confused about their reproductive health. (more…)
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