Articles tagged with: Cancer

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Daily Mail article misleads with clickbait headline claiming cowpox-derived virus will “kill every type of cancer”

in Daily Mail, by Zoe Zaczek

— 20 Nov 2019

"This article substantially overhypes early pre-clinical work with a viral therapy that has not yet been tested in even the earliest stages of human clinical trials. The headline i..

Viral news article misinterprets classification of processed meat as carcinogenic in claiming it is “as harmful as cigarettes”

in Truth Reporter, by vinit

— 05 Dec 2018

"The classification of processed meat as “Group 1” – carcinogenic to humans means that the evidence is as strong as for other risk factors included in the Group 1 category, i..

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Frequent ejaculation might reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer, but cannot prevent it completely

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“Men must have sex at least 21 times a month to avoid prostate cancer”

SOURCE: Barry Kadi, West Africa Reporters

Published: 09 Oct 2020

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Contrary to claim in viral Facebook post, the flu vaccine does work and certain types of cancers can be cured

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“Can't make a vaccine that works for influenza. No vaccine for RSV. Can't cure cancer. But they sure as shit can make a vaccine in 6 months for an illness that they STILL don't understand”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 09 Aug 2020

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Brussels halted 5G rollout in 2019 to study its radiation emissions, not because any negative health effects had been demonstrated

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“Brussels is halting their 5G plans due to the negative health effects”; “Evidence ... overwhelmingly suggest[s] that, yes, 5G does pose a major threat.”

SOURCE: Anonymous, worldhealth.net

Published: 11 Jun 2020

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Cancer is composed of mutated body cells, not Candida fungi

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Cancer is Candida/Fungus and can be cured

SOURCE: Anonymous, Healing Oracle

Published: 25 Feb 2020

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Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that smoking causes lung cancer, instead of protecting against it

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Smoking may protect lungs from cancer

SOURCE: Grayson Black, NewsPunch

Published: 12 Feb 2020

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Mike Adams falsely claims cancer genes and “entire genetic code” are found in vaccines, based on unverified report

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Vaccines [have been] found laced with entire genetic code for abnormal human loaded with cancer genes

SOURCE: Mike Adams, Natural News, Corvelva

Published: 02 Dec 2019

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Studies worldwide demonstrate HPV vaccine safety and no association with serious autoimmune and neurological diseases or problems during pregnancy

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the autoimmune diseases and menstrual cycle problems and fertility problems [...] and all of the other things that we’ve now seen are associated with the [HPV] vaccine

SOURCE: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Children's Health Defense

Published: 25 Nov 2019

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Vaccines do not cause autism, diabetes or cancer, contrary to Shiv Chopra’s claim

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All these diseases [...] use [sic] to be rare. Autism use [sic] to be 1 in 10,000. Now it’s 1 in 50. Now, where is it all coming from? Vaccines are doing it.

SOURCE: Shiv Chopra, Natural Nana

Published: 30 Oct 2019

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Claim that ginger is more effective than chemotherapy for cancer treatment is unsupported

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ginger is 10,000x more effective at killing cancer than chemo

SOURCE: Anonymous, Feature Remedies, Health Holistic Living

Published: 30 Sep 2019

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Sunscreen protects against skin cancer, contrary to widespread claim that it causes cancer

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Recent Study Shows How Sunscreen Causes Cancer, Not the Sun

SOURCE: Anonymous, Awareness Act, Midlands Directory, Collective Evolution

Published: 21 Aug 2019

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INSIGHTS

Do radio waves from mobile devices cause cancer? A look at the evidence

— 08 Apr 2019

Mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives, and most people would not consider even leaving the house without one. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has est...

Here is who repeated an unsupported claim about “a complete cure for cancer in a year”, misleading millions on social media

— 15 Feb 2019

Another purported cure-all for cancer A claim that the “first complete cure for cancer” had been discovered by an Israeli startup made waves on the Internet recently. This clai...