6 Wacky Health Claims That May Not Be True

January 26, 2015 2:11 PM

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As a physician and a researcher, I always like to know the source of health advice. Just because something is published in a science journal or reported on the news doesn't mean it's true. You need to look at how a study is designed, as well as decide if it seems to make sense. There's a lot of ways statistics can be used to make information seem true, when in fact it may not be.

I just read a scientific study that claims separation anxiety from your iPhone can actually make you dumber. That's right -- test subjects got so anxious when separated from their iPhones their heart rate and blood pressure went up, and their ability to solve puzzles went down. Did this actually mak...

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