Embarrassing Medical Myths Debunked

From dieting to anti-aging, myths are prevalent in many decisions we make concerning our health. But how many of the health facts that we steadfastly believe in are actually false? Even Dr. Oz has had to come clean about some of the myths he once believed.

Read more to find out which medical myths have been fooling you!

Always Wear a Bra

Many women believe that wearing a bra can prevent breasts from sagging. However, wearing a bra all the time can actually have the opposite effect. Research shows that wearing a bra all the time can actually weaken the muscles and connective tissues that naturally hold up the breast, causing them to sag.\r\n

\r\nYou don’t have to go and burn all your bras, but you can help by ditching your bra at bedtime. Try to give your breast tissue a chance to work on its own, especially if you are under 35.

5 Things to Say (& Not to Say) If You See Signs of Dementia in a Loved One

Talking to them about it may be uncomfortable, but it's important not to put it off.

Tackling the issue of dementia when it affects someone near and dear is very difficult, and it is hard to know how to discuss the subject with your affected loved one. However, it is important not to put it off. Just try to make sure it is a gentle encounter — for both of you.

Here are the experts' recommendations on having the first talk.

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