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

Published: 10 May 2019

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

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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

Published: 08 May 2019

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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

Published: 01 May 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

Published: 01 May 2019

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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

Published: 26 Apr 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

Published: 25 Apr 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

Published: 19 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

Published: 12 Apr 2019

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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

Published: 15 Mar 2019

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

CLAIM
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

Published: 12 Mar 2019

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