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The Top 15 Health Myths

January 2, 2013



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.

Does Cold Weather Cause Colds?

You've been told your whole life to bundle up when braving the cold or else you'll get sick. Makes sense. After all, fall and winter are the seasons when sniffles and sore throats strike, so many a mom has spouted the myth that the cold somehow saps the immune system. But now that jacket and scarf season is back in full swing, it's time you learned the truth: These things don't truly guard you from the flu or the common cold.
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