“Pinch your nose so don’t taste the cough medicine.” “Take a spoonful of honey for a sore throat.” “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We all remember those one-liners from childhood, whether they were passed down through generations or brought about by superstition (or both). But do they actually hold water? Is it really bad to leave the house with wet hair in winter? Here, the verdict on five old wives’ tales about being sick, according to real doctors and medical experts.
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