I saw this today and thought I would share it with you......
7 Health Habits That Are A Waste of Time from menshealth.com
SEE YOUR DENTIST TWICE A YEAR. This advice originally came from an old toothpaste ad. There was no science behind it, and there still isn't. A 2003 review looked at 29 studies and found no conclusive evidence supporting a need to go every 6 months. If your choppers (and gums!) are healthy, once a year is enough to catch any developing problems.
DON'T EAT AFTER 8 P.M. Calories can't tell time. There's no difference between the 6:30 a.m. and 8:20 p.m.
GO FOR AN ANNUAL FULL-BODY SCAN. They're pretty useless, particularly for the abdomen and pelvis, scans miss lesions, giving a false sense of security—or they "find" something that's not there, leading to unnecessary anxiety and more tests.
THROW AWAY MILK WHEN IT REACHES THE EXPIRATION DATE. The date on the carton is just the date after which it can't be sold. The milk probably has another week of freshness
FEED A COLD. In the short term, what you eat doesn't matter at all. Drink lots of fluids, but eat whatever you feel like. That said, the cysteine in chicken soup has been proven to relieve mucus buildup and sore throat.
STARVE A FEVER. Wrong again. A high temperature boosts your metabolism, causing you to burn calories. If you're weakened, the illness will hang around longer. So try to replace calories any way you can
USE A HARD TOOTHBRUSH TO CLEAN YOUR TEETH BETTER. A soft one cleans just as well and causes less damage to teeth and gums.