Questions tagged [medical-myths]

Use this tag for questions relating to medical myths, i.e. so-called medical 'facts' that have no scientific foundations.

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Truth or myth to get white teeth?

I've read in some forum that coconut oil or hydrogen peroxide could help to remove plaque and stains from teeth and will got white teeth. I know that teeth color is genetic thing but if they will have ...
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Is there science backing the claim that walking barefoot is healthier than walking with shoes?

I keep hearing about the benefits of walking barefoot. One benefit I hear is that walking barefoot "[allows] us to synchronize with the earth’s natural electric charge" (source). This sounds like BS ...
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Is stress linked to ulcers? What causes ulcers — let alone bleeding ulcers?

People are always telling me to stop stressing so much otherwise I'll develop ulcers, and it seems to me, that for a long time stress was often associated with the development of ulcers. But I believe ...
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Is there any truth behind violent & risky (suicidal) behavior occurring with lunar cycles, i.e. full moons? Why (if actually true)?

Rumors have been perpetuated that emergency rooms and jail cells are full during full moons due to increase in risky and violent behaviors. Is this just an urban legend or is there any merit of truth ...
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Is it safe to eat more Vitamin B than you need?

My uncle who worked in pharmaceutical factory, says it is safe to eat more Vitamin B than you need, because people have limited absorption of Vitamin. Is this ture ?
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Snake bite & setting it on fire

I heard this from some people in my village that snake venom catches fire like diesel fuel. And they said, one can make a li'l cut around the wound and set it on fire as an immediate action to get ...
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Are marshmallows an effective remedy for sore throats?

Over the weekend, I developed an intense sore throat, (it may well be strep throat -- results are pending). Anyway, I've been looking for any and all means to help ease the pain, and my boyfriend came ...
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Is it true that pheromones can synchronize a household of women's menstruation cycles? How? Why? Who's cycle is dominant?

Is it true that pheromones can synchronize a household of women's menstruation cycles? How? Why? Who's cycle is dominant? How long does it take for it to work? Or is this all a medical myth?
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How to secrete more pheromones while in the presence of the opposite sex?

How to secrete more pheromones while in the presence of the opposite sex? I know that those of us who have gone through puberty secret a sexual pheromone that supposedly "attracts" the other ...
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Does cracking knuckles (or any other joints) lead to arthritis? Or is this a medical myth?

Growing up, my grandmother always told us kids: "Don't crack your knuckles it will lead to arthritis in your fingers." And then she would show us her arthritic fingers as "proof" of the aftermath. ...