News article accurately reports negative impact of marijuana on teens’ intellectual development

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"Marijuana could be making teens less intelligent"

SOURCE: Marcelino Benito, KHOU, 20 Feb. 2019

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E-cigarettes are less dangerous than smoking, but they are not harmless; long-term health effects remain debated

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"While e-cigarettes may have milder effects on the lungs, they are just as bad - if not worse - for the cardiovascular system"

SOURCE: Natalie Rahhal, Daily Mail, 12 Sep. 2018

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Misleading article claiming “flu shots spread the flu” treats opinion as fact

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"Flu shots spread the flu"

SOURCE: Vicki Batts, Natural News, 13 Feb. 2019

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Article claiming flu vaccine causes serious illness and death is misleading and inaccurate

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"Formerly healthy people are suffering serious harm or even dying from taking the flu shot"

SOURCE: Brian Shilhavy, Health Impact News, 7 Dec. 2018

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Jerusalem Post article makes premature claim on “first complete cure for cancer”, overstates research significance

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"We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer."

SOURCE: Dan Aridor, The Jerusalem Post, 28 Jan. 2019

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2018’s most popular health article wrongly claims that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol

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"Federal study finds marijuana a hundred times less toxic than alcohol, safer than tobacco"

SOURCE: John Regan, urhealthguide, 4 Jan. 2018

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Claim that the World Health Organization finds “bacon as harmful as cigarettes” is inaccurate and misleading

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"World Health Organization Officially Declares Bacon is as Harmful as Cigarettes"

SOURCE: vinit, Truth Reporter, 10 Jul. 2018

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