Vaccination does not weaken the immune system against natural infection

CLAIM
"With repeated use of vaccines, cell-mediated immunity weakens"

SOURCE: Lance D Johnson, Andrew Wakefield, Newstarget, 19 Apr. 2019

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Acidity in bottled drinking water not a cause for health concern, contrary to popular Facebook video claim

CLAIM
"Drinking bottled water with an acidic pH is bad for your health"

SOURCE: Internet user, Facebook, 19 Apr. 2017

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Choosing not to vaccinate places self and others at risk of potentially serious and preventable illnesses

CLAIM
"Unvaccinated children pose no threat to anyone"

SOURCE: Tetyana Obukhanych, Richard Enos, Collective Evolution, 6 Mar. 2019

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Tongue deviation might help to detect a stroke when combined with other signs from BE-FAST acronym

CLAIM
"If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke."

SOURCE: Internet user, Facebook, 4 Mar. 2013

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Measles outbreak in US due to unvaccinated citizens, not illegal immigrants

CLAIM
"The measles outbreak is directly caused by illegal immigration"

SOURCE: Alex Jones, Infowars, 27 Apr. 2019

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No, science has not proven that “cannabis cures cancer”, even though it helps manage some symptoms arising from cancer

CLAIM
"There Are Now 100 Scientific Studies That Prove Cannabis Cures Cancer"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Health Magazine, 12 Jul. 2018

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Popular claim that “100% cancer cure” will be available next year is unsupported and misleading

CLAIM
"Israeli scientists have developed a cure for cancer, which is 100% effective and coming by 2020"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Natural Healing Magazine, 13 Feb. 2019

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Marijuana has significant health risks, contrary to claims by Internet meme

CLAIM
"Marijuana is non-addictive, cures cancer, and grows brain cells"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Truth Teller, 9 April 2019

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Omega-6 fatty acids in tilapia do not increase risk for Alzheimer’s, contrary to popular claim

CLAIM
"Tilapia are chock full of Omega-6 fatty acids – which increase your risk for Alzheimer’s!"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Life is Beautiful, 14 Apr. 2019

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Genetic study shows moderate alcohol intake not protective but increases stroke risk

CLAIM
"Previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are not true"

SOURCE: Kate Kelland, Reuters, 5 Apr. 2019

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