Iria Carballo-Carbajal

Science Editor

Iria earned an undergraduate degree in biology and an MSc in secondary education from the University of Oviedo (Spain). After obtaining her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Tuebingen (Germany), she then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (Barcelona, Spain). Her research has focused on understanding the molecular basis of Parkinson’s disease to search for new potential treatments.

The Science Feedback team


Clinical trials show no association between the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs and Alzheimer’s or memory loss

“Alzheimer’s disease did not occur 40 years ago”; cholesterol-lowering drugs and diets cause Alzheimer’s

SOURCE: Joel Wallach, Captain's Quarters: Medical Corps

Published: 21 Mar 2023


Methodologically flawed cholesterol study from 2016 used to support false claims that high cholesterol increases longevity

“A new study found that 92 percent of people with a high cholesterol level lived longer”

SOURCE: Facebook user, Natural Solutions Magazine

Published: 16 Mar 2023


“Vitamin B17” is neither a vitamin nor a cancer treatment and can cause cyanide poisoning

Vitamin B17 “was banned by the US because of its cancer-killing properties”

SOURCE: Facebook user, Facebook

Published: 10 Mar 2023


Viral memes listing COVID-19 topics about which authorities were allegedly “wrong” rehash debunked misinformation

We were lied about “COVID-19 numbers”, treatments, natural immunity, and the origin of the virus; COVID-19 vaccines and control measures “didn’t work”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Published: 07 Mar 2023


Infection-induced immunity is more unpredictable and poses a higher risk than vaccine-induced immunity

“natural immunity provides superior protection to experimental vaccines; “They lied and said Natural Immunity wasn’t better than [vaccine]-induced immunity”

SOURCE: Social media users, Children's Health Denfese, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Published: 02 Mar 2023


Multiple studies show that face masks reduce the spread of COVID-19; a Cochrane review doesn’t demonstrate otherwise

Face masks are ineffective at reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases, a Cochrane review demonstrates

SOURCE: Robert Malone, Substack

Published: 17 Feb 2023


Misrepresented 2018 clip of Bill Gates trigger inaccurate claims that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for livestock could transfer to people through diet

“Bill Gates Vows To Pump mRNA Into Food Supply To ‘Force-Jab’ the Unvaccinated”

SOURCE: Baxter Dmitry, NewsPunch, The People’s Voice, Headline USA

Published: 18 Jan 2023


Possible increases in cancer rates and lower life expectancy in 2021 are primarily driven by effects of COVID-19, not vaccination

“Cancer rates have increased since the introduction of the COVID-19 shots”, which “is driving down U.S. life expectancy”

SOURCE: Joseph Mercola, Children's Health Defense

Published: 13 Jan 2023


Ivermectin hasn’t proven effective in COVID-19 patients so far, despite persistent online claims

Ivermectin is a safe and effective COVID-19 treatment

SOURCE: Colleen Huber, The Epoch Times

Published: 02 Jan 2023


Medical exemptions to COVID-19 vaccines are granted for contraindications, not including history of blood clots or adverse reaction to prior vaccine

Medical exemptions are unavailable even for people who “shouldn't get the [COVID-19] vaccine”, including those with a history of blood clotting or an adverse reaction to a prior vaccine

SOURCE: Dan Bongino, The Dan Bongino Show

Published: 22 Dec 2022



What do we know about the safety of bisphenol A in food packaging?

— 13 Feb 2023

SUMMARY Bisphenol A is an industrial chemical that has been used for decades to make certain plastics and resins. These materials are used as a coating in food and drink cans and r...