Don't Swallow Your Gum : And Other Medical Myths Debunked
Men with big feet have big penisesYou should drink at least 8 glasses of water a daySugar makes kids hyperIf you have green snot you need to take antibioticsEating at night makes you fatChewing gum stays in your stomach for 7 yearsEvery day, you hear or think things about your body and health that are just not true. Maybe you saw them on TV, read them in magazines, or heard them from friends (or even a doctor). This book is for anyone who has wondered about the truth behind these myths.Have you ever walked over a cemetery and thought for just a moment about the growing fingernails of the corpses underneath you? Did the turkey you ate for lunch make you sleepy? Do you take vitamin C if you think you're about to get a cold? If so, you believed a medical myth. Funny, wacky and full of fascinating facts, Don't Swallow Your Gum explains why so many of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies are mistaken.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 121.92 x 177.8 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
- 01 Jun 2009
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Aaron E. Carroll
Dr Aaron Carroll and Dr Rachel Vreeman are both medical doctors and academics, specialising in children's health care research, based at Indiana University School of Medicine, USA. Dr Vreeman also spends part of each year in an academic post in Eldoret, Kenya.