Is There a ‘New Outbreak’ of HPV That ‘Kills Faster than AIDS’?
  • 27 November 2017
A fabricated health scare that originated in Africa got a new lease on life in...
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Did a Johns Hopkins Scientist Expose Flu Vaccine Dangers?
  • 23 October 2014
An anthropologist (not a doctor) penned a non-peer reviewed piece arguing that flu vaccination benefits...
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Coconut Oil As a Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • 2 February 2012
There are plausible mechanisms behind the notion that coconut oil could help with Alzheimer's, but...
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Dry Drowning
  • 17 June 2008
An account of a 10-year-old boy's death explains dry drowning and its symptoms.
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Florida Governor’s Wife Has Zika Mosquito Spray Business
  • 8 September 2016
Ann Scott doesn't own a mosquito spraying business, but she does have a large financial...
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Catching Sexually Transmitted Diseases While Tanning
  • 18 July 2016
Despite a proliferation of scary articles, the likelihood of getting herpes from a tanning bed...
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Italian Doctor Finds Surprisingly Simple Cure for Multiple Sclerosis?
  • 27 April 2016
Long-debunked claims from 2009 about a novel approach to Multiple Sclerosis were misleadingly presented as...
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Three Simple Tests to Detect a Stroke
  • 24 March 2004
Rumor: Administering three simple tests will help diagnose a stroke, and pricking a stroke victim's...
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Mastoiditis Rumor: Parents should watch for signs of mastoiditis after their children develop ear infections.
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Fraud at the CDC Uncovered? The claim put forward in a video is that earlier MMR vaccination is associated with...
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CDC Recommends Mothers Stop Breastfeeding to Boost Vaccine Efficacy? Rumor: The CDC has recommended that mothers stop breastfeeding in order to increase vaccine efficacy.
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Stanford University Has Discovered an Alzheimer’s Cure? Rumor: Researchers at Stanford University have found a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
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