Tuesday 29 July 2008

Health 'facts' you only thought you knew


Health 'facts' you only thought you knew - International Herald Tribune- "In 45 years of writing about medicine and health, I've heard more than my share of myths and misinformation, from the merely nonsensical to the downright dangerous. And until I explored the evidence, I too occasionally fell for a 'fact' that turned out to be less than met the eye.

Lately a number of medical writers have taken on these commonplaces and old wives' tales..."

Mark Twain said, "Be careful when reading health books; you don't want to die of a misprint."