A post on Facebook has made a number of claims about cucumber’s ability to kill cancer cells. This is mostly based on evidence that looks at one chemical present in cucumbers and its ability to kill cells in the lab and in mice, rather than any e
“UK gets new lung cancer drug under international scheme thanks to Brexit deal.” Daily Express , 7 May 2021. “We looked it up. This drug is licensed for use in the EU. It's been available to EU countries since 2016.” Best for
News of Bo's passing was shared by Obama and his wife Michelle on Instagram, where both expressed sorrow at the passing of a dog the former president described as a “true friend and loyal companion.”
This post published on the Facebook Page The Eden Prescription, which is run by Ethan Evers, who authored a novel about the search for a cure for cancer, claimed that eating cucumbers can kill cancer cells, reduce their growth, and reduce the risk for
Collins was part of the three-man Apollo 11 crew that effectively ended the space race between the United States and Russia and fulfilled President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s.
Multiple Facebook posts claim people living in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley are cancer-free because they consume apricot seeds which allegedly “kill cancer cells”. The posts are misleading: health experts say apricot seeds are not effective in pr
In the worst of times, here's to remembering the very, very good.
Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, said McCrory died “peacefully at home” after a "heroic battle with cancer.”
A Facebook post shared in Nigeria claims that putting sliced onions under one's foot overnight can cure several deadly diseases, including cancer and malaria. This is false; there is no evidence that the vegetable is effective against these ailments. M
Multiple Facebook posts claim that butterbur -- a plant extract sometimes used for medicinal purposes -- is effective in curing dementia and cancer. The claim is false. Butterbur is not a cure for cancer, according to medical experts. Separately, South
Expected 2020 federal limitations on ethylene oxide emissions were paused in response to the pandemic.
Does casein -- the main protein in milk -- cause cancer? No, that's not true: casein is not listed as a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer or the U.S. National Toxicology Program. The claim originated from a vid
There is no scientific evidence to back the theory that drinking hot coconut water can cure cancer.
REVIEW An article published by Collective Evolution in January 2019 claimed that the milk protein casein is a carcinogen and “turns on cancer”. According to the article, the claim is supported by a book titled “The China Study”, authored by
An article shared thousands of times on social media claims a study from a renowned US cancer center found that Covid-19 mRNA vaccines could be linked to cancer. But the researchers did not examine such vaccines, and the article falsely portrays the ac
Reporters at Natural News would apparently be shocked to learn that mRNA molecules are already present in every cell of their bodies.
Was Joe Biden awarded the medal of honor and four Nobel Peace Prizes and did he cure AIDS, cancer and autism? No, that's not true: The 46th U.S. president has achieved none of those accomplishments. The false claims appeared in a meme tha
Now that the coronavirus has been in the United States for roughly a year, new numbers are revealing the scale of COVID-19’s impact on American health: COVID-19 has become the country’s third leading cause of death, and could be on its way to outpa
Dole, 97, said that he was diagnosed recently and would begin treatment immediately.
Social media posts and online articles claim face masks, recommended to help curb the spread of Covid-19, cause lung cancer. But medical experts say there is no scientific evidence proving a direct link between long-term mask use and cancer.
REVIEW An article published at the end of January 2021 by the outlet Blacklisted News, identified as a “conspiracy-pseudoscience” source by Media Bias/Fact Check, claimed that mask-wearing over a prolonged period of time contributes to the devel
Greene has a history of pushing conspiracy theories as truth.
There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines will lead to an increase in cancer rates, mutant gene rates, or the number of autoimmune reactions.
Does a photo of a mother in protective gear holding a baby show a mom hospitalized with COVID-19 holding a child with cancer? No, that's not true: The image was taken in 1985, 35 years before the COVID-19 pandemic. A photo agency website
REVIEW A meme containing a screenshot from the 2007 American sci-fi/postapocalyptic film “I Am Legend” carries the caption: “Remember, in ‘I Am Legend,’ the sickness didn’t make the zombies. The vaccination did.” The meme went viral on
Multiple posts shared thousands of times on Facebook compare the ground-breaking speed of the discovery of a Covid-19 vaccination to research into HIV, cancer and the common cold. The claim is misleading; experts told AFP the development of a Covid-19
Abdul-Jabaar revealed the past diagnosis in an essay on WebMD.
Did the CDC admit 98 million Americans received the polio vaccine between 1955 and 1963 when it was "contaminated with cancer-causing virus 'SV 40'"? No, that mis-states what the public health agency said and over-states the number expose
Did researchers develop a vaccine for COVID-19 in a year, while vaccines for HIV, cancer and the common cold remain elusive? Yes, but it's not an apples-to-apples comparison. The diseases are different from one another, which means that t
A November 30 2020 post to Reddit’s r/awfuleverything spread virally across platforms, prompting discussions all over social media about u/binkybrain’s original comment and the cost of cancer care in the United States: Poor guy
Did a former CIA agent confess on his deathbed that he infected reggae legend Bob Marley with cancer? No, that's not true: There is no record of a now-deceased CIA agent named Bill Oxley, beyond a story published in 2017 and later deleted
Sometimes disinformation states the facts correctly but frames them misleadingly.
The Biden Cancer Initiative was not a grant-giving organization, but a platform for people in the field to come together and collaborate.
Multiple posts on Facebook and Naver, South Korea’s largest web portal, claim that 97% of sanitary towels in distribution in South Korea contain chemicals that can cause cancer. The claim, however, is misleading; the data cited in the misleading po
Has the U.S. government "finally" admitted that marijuana kills cancer cells? No, that's not true. A paper published by the government's National Institutes of Health concluded that while "cannabis and its derivatives may help to alleviat
REVIEW On 23 January 2020, West Africa Reporters published an article reporting that a medical doctor and herbal practitioner from Nigeria instructed men “to have sex at least 21 times a month to avoid prostate cancer.” The article, which went v
Did Harvard researchers conclude that men must have sex at least 21 times a month to avoid prostate cancer? No, that's not true: A Harvard study did suggest there is a benefit of lower risks of prostate cancer linked to a higher frequency
A person close to Van Halen’s family confirmed the rocker died Tuesday due to cancer.
The unusual bone marrow and stem cell transplants Brown received in 2007 and 2008 seemed to have eliminated both his leukemia and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Does stopping sugar intake completely, together with mixing lemons and hot water, and consuming coconut oil kill off cancer cells? And is the recipe proven to be "1,000 times better than chemotherapy" in curing cancer? No, none of this is