The old wives of the world have been telling their tales for years without consequence, but this year we confronted their misinformation in our weekly debunking of common health myths. Does wearing a hat really cause baldness? Does cracking your knuckles actually lead to arthritis? Can you ever catch up on missed sleep? Some of the answers may surprise you. Click through to get to the bottom of this year's top 15 health myths.
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The Top 15 Health Myths
Does an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?
The adage of eating an apple a day to stay healthy has been spouted for centuries; the proverb was first coined by the Welsh in the 17th century: "An apple before bed keeps the doctor from earning his bread." Well, it turns out this age-old remedy does in fact hold up in the lab.