Medical Myths and Rumours

Medical Myths

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The Abortion Myth

Myth: Aborting a fetus will cause more mental health issues than being denied an abortion. Truth:...
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The Low BMI Myth

Myth: A low BMI is indicative of a healthy lifestyle, and a lower mortality risk. Truth:...
type 2 diabetes

The Diet Myth

Myth: Diets high in polyunsaturated fats can lower diabetes risk Truth: Polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) are commonly...
Hypothyroidism Treatment

The Hypothyroidism Myth

Myth: Levothyroxine, a manmade alternative to thyroid hormone, can treat subclinical hypothyroidism Truth: This is false....
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The Psoriasis Myth

Myth: Psoriasis is a disease that will impact someone for the entire lifetime, there is...
Osteoarthritis

The Osteoarthritis Myth

Myth: There is no effective cure for osteoarthritis. Truth: This is false. Although osteoarthritis is a...

Medical Rumours

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The Fat Diet Rumour

Rumour: Eating unsaturated fats helps to manage diabetes and maintain glucose control. Truth: This is true....
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The Yoga Rumour

Rumour: Yoga is great for meditation but offers no benefits for improving physical health. Truth: This...
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The Exercise-Brain Rumour

Rumour: Physical activity can influence the shape of different brain areas Truth: This is true. According...
transfusion

The Blood Transfusion Rumour

Rumour: In emergency settings, there is often a shortage of universal blood for transfusions. Truth: This...
addiction

The Addiction Rumour

Rumour: The brain’s reward system is involved in addiction. Truth: This is true. A new study...
fatty acids

Fatty Acids and Weight Loss Rumour

Rumour: Consuming more long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) will help with weight loss. Fact: ...