Don’t floss, peel veg or wash your jeans: 40 things you can stop doing right now

Source: The Guardian

If you’ve ever washed out a wound with saline instead of tap water or requested an x-ray for lower-back pain, you’re a fool. According to a list drawn up by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, both practices are pointless; doctors only go along with them because they’re terrified that you will turn on them if they don’t. The list of useless procedures runs to 40 items, covering everything from wrist fractures to palliative chemotherapy, and has been released in the hope that medical professionals will eventually reconsider using the treatments.

But medicine isn’t the only area where we’re coerced into taking action unnecessarily. Here are 40 more things you shouldn’t bother doing.

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5 thoughts on “Don’t floss, peel veg or wash your jeans: 40 things you can stop doing right now

  1. Hell’s Angels are at least 50 years ahead with the jeans ( the ones they wore when first initiated used to be called ‘originals’ and apparently a good pair could stand up by themselves).
    That’s a relief about the fruit, I recently calculated I was 1,257 pieces behind schedule and was worried on being called in to explain irresponsibility and warned my access to the NHS would be severely limited to treatment of dealing with loss of limbs caused by other people.

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