These Beliefs About The Human Body Are False

These Beliefs About The Human Body Are False

You've probably heard plenty of health tips growing up. Ever hear that going out into the cold will make you sick? Or tilt your head back when you have a nosebleed? Many of these easy-to-remember bits of advice are completely wrong, and some are even bad advice. The following are true statements for common misconceptions about the human body: Sneezing does not stop your heart for a second, coffee does not sober you up, eating sugar does not make children hyperactive, reading in dim light does not damage your eyes-although it will give you temporary eye fatigue because your eyes have to work a little extra in order to focus.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Licking your own cut will only make it more likely to get infected. (0:46)

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    Do not tilt your head back when you get a nosebleed. (3:00)

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    Jellyfish stings are activated by freshwater; urine will only make the sting worse. (3:28)

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