13 health rules you can break

Published On: Jan 27 2013 02:32:58 PM CST   Updated On: May 19 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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

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The 'five-second' rule. We’ve all heard this one when someone scoops food off the floor, as if germs stand by with a stopwatch to wait to latch onto food.

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