99 Body Myths

Discover myths about the body you could've sworn were true.

99 Body Myths

From absurd and comical to downright serious, myths about our bodies persist despite the research. Does gum really get stuck in your stomach for seven years? Do you really "break the seal" on that first trip to the bathroom? Should you tilt your head back to stop a nose bleed? Find out which myths have fooled you. Get the full list here.

It's Best to Leave a Wound Uncovered at Night

Leaving your wound uncovered at night exposes it to a dry environment, and that can cause cells to die. You want the opposite effect. Thus, you should keep your wound covered.

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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