Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What if Some Medical Myths Were True?


The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has several articles that attempt to dispel some common medical myths. What if some of these myths are true? What if our current limited understanding of medical science is flawed and someday we realize that we were wrong (yes, this has happened in the course of history).

So which medical myth am I thinking about today? Well, I've been thinking about the myth about hair growing back thicker if you cut it. True or myth? BMJ calls it a myth, but I'm willing to challenge that. Maybe I should submit a "letter to the editor" about that topic.

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