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Offline T. Azimuth Schwitters

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2009, 11:17:00 PM »
- Waiting 45 minutes after eating to go swimming.
- Risks of consuming Aspartame.
- The existence of the G-Spot.
- Aromatherapy.
- "Feed a fever starve a cold," or however the saying goes.
- Sugar making kids hyperactive.
- Are acid flashbacks caused by the presence of a chemical in the spine or brain, or purely psychological?
- Different types of alcohol producing different types of drunken states (e.g., whiskey=depressed, tequila=hallucinogenic, gin=tranquil/clumsy, etc.)
- Effects of second-hand smoke.
- Correlation of foot and penis size.
- Hats causing baldness.
- Effects of knuckle cracking.
- Phrenology.

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2009, 11:34:50 PM »
- Effects of second-hand smoke.

Are you saying that there are or aren't effects? 

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2009, 01:22:55 AM »
- Effects of second-hand smoke.

Are you saying that there are or aren't effects?

I'm not saying anything.  I think there is likely to be some misinformation out there one way or another.  Smoking rights advocates like to parrot statements that some study or another has shown that second-hand smoke is mostly benign, whereas those who favor smoking bans will cite second-hand smoke as the reason this is one legal behavior that is worth banning in public.  It's a hot topic worth a truly objective look, IMO.

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2009, 02:24:24 AM »
Pregnancy myths

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2009, 04:35:53 AM »
Pregnancy myths

That old chestnut. I never fell for it myself - "I'm not fat, I'm pregnant." Rubbish. Disney's Dumbo debunks that myth.

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2009, 12:33:14 PM »
Hangover cures.

Please, tell me that there's one that works out there!

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2009, 07:55:55 PM »
Here's a good one:

Shaving makes your hair grow back faster and thicker.

Another one that I heard a while ago, and I'm not sure if it's a common misperception: Taking testosterone/estrogen will change your sexual preference.


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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2009, 07:58:24 PM »
Hangover cures.

Please, tell me that there's one that works out there!

The closest thing I've found is simply a sports drink. Also here's a topic: are hangovers mostly caused by dehydration?

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2009, 08:47:08 PM »
Hangover cures.

Please, tell me that there's one that works out there!

A big glass of Coca-Cola, a big bag of blue Doritos and the Doritos cheese dip ... was my preferred remedy until they quit making the cheese dip ... WHY DORITOS WHYYY

There are all kinds of misinformation on supplements, the biggest one is that the average gym rat really needs them ... The only thing you need to do to add on some muscles is to eat a lot, that's it.
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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2009, 09:42:28 PM »
Hangover cures.

Please, tell me that there's one that works out there!

A big glass of Coca-Cola, a big bag of blue Doritos and the Doritos cheese dip ... was my preferred remedy until they quit making the cheese dip ... WHY DORITOS WHYYY

There are all kinds of misinformation on supplements, the biggest one is that the average gym rat really needs them ... The only thing you need to do to add on some muscles is to eat a lot, that's it.

I keep some muscle milk/snickers marathon protein bars around since I lift real late in the day and a lot of the time don't feel like making food/eating before going to sleep but want to get some protein in. That's about as far into the supplement world as I'll go.


related/on topic:  my buddy I lift with wants to try downing a ton of water and hitting a sauna has a hangover cure.
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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2009, 09:47:49 PM »
Hangover cures.

Please, tell me that there's one that works out there!

Hair of the dog with aspirin.
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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2009, 10:54:53 PM »
Hangover cures.

Please, tell me that there's one that works out there!
Half a day of fevered bed rest and mild to moderate vomiting followed by a breakfast of tomatoes on toast and cherry coke usually sorts me out.

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2009, 11:08:55 PM »
Glass of water for every drink. Don't hold the vomit back. Light foods easy on the stomache and learn from your mistakes.
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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2009, 12:51:53 AM »
See, I mention hangover cures and I get loads of advice.


Half a day of fevered bed rest and mild to moderate vomiting followed by a breakfast of tomatoes on toast and cherry coke usually sorts me out.

This bit is my default position. Though I'm beginning to get a bit bored by it now and actually try to avoid getting too drunk. I'm old.

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Re: Medical Myths
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2009, 04:36:27 AM »
Of course, there are about a trillion weight loss and nutritional myths, e.g. eating late vs. not eating late, a glass of red wine is good for you, etc.

How many thousand installments will this lecture series have? I have the feeling there is no lack of topics in this area.
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