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Debuking popular myths

The British Medical Journal just released a report debunking several popular myths.  With things being so busy this time of the year, you may have missed their report:

1. Poinsettias aren’t toxic to people or animals.

2. Suicides don’t increase over the Christmas holidays.

3. Sugar doesn’t make kids hyperactive.

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4. Wales winning the rugy grand slam doesn’t influence the death of popes.

Every Christmas the Journal publishes this Christmas edition which is  a compilation  of wierd and light-hearted papers written over the year. This same edition included a report of a lady who fainted everytime she ate a sandwich.

I’m not a 100% sure what the British Medical Journal’s position on these published items says about national health care, but I do think  there is a lesson we can learn from it.

What do you think?

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