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.


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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