Medicine has gone through a myriad of changes over time and has continued to transform from what it had been in the past. Practices that existed just ten years ago, now seem alien to today’s society. Hospitals that use Kemper Medical have also continued to adapt and now can help more people while making medical procedures more affordable.
Even with technology improving around hospital supplies and hospital equipment, it can still be difficult to believe that there are some medical practices and myths from times of old that people still believe.
It’s understandable when something experiences so many different changes, and with new ways of taking care of the human body and of combating existing diseases being developed.
Below are seven of the most common medical myths that people still believe today, even if they have already been proven to be false.
The reason why people think that shaved hair is coarse and dark is because after shaving, the hair grows with a blunt top edge, which eventually gets worn over time, making it seem like the hair is thicker than it really is. The hair also appears dark because it has not yet been exposed to sunlight.
The myth presumably comes from a 1945 Nutrition Council recommendation of taking at least eight glasses, or sixty-four ounces, of fluid every day. Take note that the original recommendation used the word “fluid”, which means that fruit juices, coffee, and other forms of liquids, also count.
The worst thing that could happen when you read in dim light is eye strain and reduction in eye acuity, which can easily be remedied through rest. Reading while lying down poses a more serious threat to eyesight than reading in dim light.