Reviews of articles from: Facebook

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Contrary to claims in viral social media posts, Wuhan coronavirus was not lab-created nor was it patented years before outbreak

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"[The coronavirus is] “new” yet it was lab-created and patented in 2015"

SOURCE: Chris Kirckof, Jordan Sather, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 24 Jan 2020

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Triple antibiotic cream or gel cannot prevent the flu, may also worsen antibiotic resistance due to indiscriminate use

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"Swabbing nostrils with triple antibiotic cream or gel will prevent the flu"

SOURCE: Facebook user, Facebook

Published: 09 Jan 2020

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

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

SOURCE: Internet user, Facebook

Published: 13 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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