Medical myths and misconceptions

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Presenter: Suzy Lishman

Published: July 2013

Age: 14-19 and upwards

Views: 586 views

Tags: medicine;popular;folkore

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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Can a cold land you in hot water? ÊCan you live without your liver? ÊCan you tell medical fact from fiction? WeÕve all been told to eat our crusts, that an apple a day keeps the doctor away and that weÕll catch a cold if we go outside with wet hair. But how many of these are actually true? Join Dr Lishman to explore the science behind the health headlines and find out what really happens inside your body. This event will change your life Ð youÕll never look at a piece of chewing gum or a tennis ball in quite the same way again! Dr Suzy Lishman is a consultant histopathologist at Peterborough City Hospital and Vice-President of the Royal College of Pathologists.

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