Oral contraceptives associated with increased relative risk of blood clots but not a significantly increased absolute risk, generally safe to use

CLAIM
"Women are not warned about the risk of blood clots with their daily steroidal hormone pill"

SOURCE: Anonymous, LifeSite News, 7 May 2015

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Fluoridated drinking water is not associated with neurological damage, despite online claims to the contrary

CLAIM
"Studies have repeatedly linked fluoride to reduced IQ and brain damage"

SOURCE: Joseph Mercola, Real Farmacy, 10 Feb. 2014

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HPV vaccine does reduce viral transmission, helping with eventual cervical cancer elimination

CLAIM
"HPV vaccine may lead to elimination of cervical cancer"

SOURCE: Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 27 Jun. 2019

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Article claiming that the National Cancer Institute “admits marijuana kills cancer” is inaccurate and unsupported

CLAIM
"Cancer Institute Finally Admits Marijuana Kills Cancer"

SOURCE: Anonymous, USA Health Times, Healthy Food House, 21 Apr. 2018

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Despite claims of curative effects, homeopathy has been shown to lack clinical efficacy and plausibility

CLAIM
"The effectiveness of homeopathy is confirmed daily"

SOURCE: Joseph Mercola, Mercola, 8 Jun. 2019

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Claims of curcumin cancer cure are premature and unsubstantiated

CLAIM
"Science just confirmed eating turmeric every day could ‘reverse cancer’"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Get Holistic Health, Natural News, 16 Mar. 2019

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Contrary to popular video claim, vaccine ingredients are safe, not linked to encephalopathy

CLAIM
"Toxic vaccine ingredients in the MMR vaccine cause encephalopathy"

SOURCE: Del Bigtree, The Highwire, 4 May 2017

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Article wrongly claims that measles vaccine claims more lives than measles infection, misinterprets epidemiological data

CLAIM
"Measles Vaccines Kill More People than Measles, CDC Data Proves"

SOURCE: Ethan A. Huff, Global Research, Natural News, 5 Feb. 2015

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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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