Scientists claim that not all of the popular recommendations on the improvement is equally useful. Scientists call those myths about health and medicine, which... Doctors revealed popular health myths

Scientists claim that not all of the popular recommendations on the improvement is equally useful. Scientists call those myths about health and medicine, which in their opinion it’s time to leave.

Mantoux is not wet. In fact, the injection of tuberculin is injected into the deeper layers of the skin, where the water to penetrate and thus somehow can not affect the opinion of medical experts have published electronic newspaper ZIV.ru. The main thing – do not RUB or scratch the injection site.

Hydrogen peroxide disinfects. It is considered so. But in reality, the peroxide is the best antiseptic. Many bacteria are not afraid of it: in microorganisms contain enzymes which reduce the action of peroxide. In terms of disinfecting wounds peroxide is not more effective than running water.

With a cold you should drink antivirals. Scientific opinion on this matter is as follows: respiratory infections stronger antiviral tablets. These drugs, which could prevent or facilitate for SARS and colds, does not yet exist.

Have blurry vision from reading in dim light. Scientific data show that while reading in poor lighting is really tiring on the eyes, to any irreversible consequences for the visual system it does not. The maximum that can threaten the dryness and redness.

Foods with lots of cholesterol are harmful. As such, cholesterol is one of the most necessary for the existence of the cells because it ensures the stability of cell membranes of all living organisms on Earth and is involved in the production of vitamin D under the influence of the sun.

When doctors talk about cholesterol, they mean not dietary cholesterol, as contained in human blood. In the blood its level is increased due to irregularities in the metabolism of cholesterol in the body, which can occur for different reasons.

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