Photo of family at beach by Sun StarHave you ever hesitated before diving into a pool, trying to remember if it’s been at least 30 minutes since you ate? Or not itched a mosquito bite for fear that scratching would only make it worse? Health and medical myths abound. It is time to debunk them.

The truth is, you should not lean your head back if you have a bloody nose, and poison ivy is not contagious from a rash on someone else’s body, no matter how oozy.

Do you think scratching a bug bite will make it worse?

(READ the report in the Washington Post)

Related story from the Guardian: 10 First Aid Myths That Cost Lives

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