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13 health rules you can break

Published On: Jan 27 2013 02:32:58 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 28 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Some health rules are followed religiously, but really have no medical or scientific foundation at all. Here are 13 popular rules that aren't as hard-and-fast as you might think.

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Avoid reading in dim light. You may get a headache and strain your eyes, but experts say poor lighting will not cause permanent damage to your eyesight. Ditto for sitting too close to a television or computer screen.

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