Did the death of a child result in a parent's social media offer to give away a Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) game console for free because it painfully reminds them of their loss? No, that's not true: The post is a device used to initiate a s
Does a seven-day, once-a-year, water-only fast reduce your risk of cancer by 95%? No, that's not true: There is no scientific evidence to support this claim and Lead Stories spoke to experts who refuted it. The claim appeared in an Instag
On September 13 2022, a screenshot of a tweet claiming that hospitals across the UK canceled treatments for cancer patients on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s memorial servces “as a ‘mark of respect'” was highly popular across pla
President Joe Biden is set to channel John F. Kennedy on the 60th anniversary of JFK's moonshot speech, highlighting Biden administration efforts aimed at "ending cancer as we know it.”
REVIEW Cannabis has been proposed as an alternative therapy for various diseases, notably as a treatment for cancer. Such claims often go viral on social media, like this meme posted on the Facebook page Drug Possession Laws on 4 September 2022. The
"I’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and have started chemo treatments,” the 84-year-old actor wrote in an Instagram post.
Will this oregano, turmeric and ginger tea cure women of cancer, fibroids or cysts? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that this tea will cure any cancer, fibroids or cysts. A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) told Lead Stori
"If your body's pH is alkaline, you cannot get cancer. And if you have cancer, it goes away."
Does resonant frequency therapy with the Rife machine cure cancer? No, that's not true: A video making that claim provides very little evidence that Rife machines work. A medical doctor who specializes in radiation oncology and a nursing
According to medical research, Rife machine is not found to be effective in getting rid of cancer cells. Patients have been advised to not use it.
Is it true that chemotherapy and radiation "actually causes cancer"? No, that's not true: Both treatments are rigorously studied, evidence-based effective therapies against this disease: They cure cancer, not cause it. Some people do deve
REVIEW A Facebook video published in July 2022 claimed that the acidification of the body is the cause of cancer and suggested that consuming certain foods that reduce its acidity can prevent this condition. The Facebook post received more than two
Claims of root canals causing breast cancer are baseless. No clinical evidence indicates a link between root canals and breast cancer.
Some cannabis-based products have been approved for medical use in the UK, but there’s no proof cannabis oil cures the disease.
Suggests root canals are linked to breast cancer.
A tweet from Macmillan Cancer Support appears to suggest that 11 million people with hearing loss in the UK can’t access extra help following a cancer diagnosis. This is unlikely to be the case.
A cure for cancer, known as a Rife machine, was found in 1934.
Are the food additives found in Dairy Queen's soft serve harmful to the human body? No, that's not true: The amount of food additives in a Dairy Queen soft serve is not enough to cause the health problems in this claim. A chemist told Lea
There’s no evidence that products made by an Amish man who was jailed for breaking FDA laws actually cured disease.
Quick Take President Joe Biden claimed in a July 20 speech that growing up in Delaware near oil refineries gave him cancer. Posts on social media misinterpreted that to mean he currently has cancer. A White House spokesperson said Biden was referring t
The White House clarified that President Biden did not announce he had cancer. He was referring to an old diagnosis for which he has been treated.
(Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images.)Earlier this week, a number of viral social media posts claimed that President Joe Biden said he has cancer.Julia 🇺🇸 @Jules31415Biden just announced he has cancer. Good thing one of his campaign pro
On the afternoon of July 20, 2022, the hashtag #BidenHasCancer trended on Twitter.
No scientific evidence shows that COVID-19 vaccines cause breast cancer in women.
Dr. Burzynski, a practitioner with no oncology training, advocates unproven cancer cures. No scientific institutions support his therapy.
Cancer care could be affected by restrictive abortion laws that took effect in early summer 2022.
A Facebook post claiming that 99% of cancers are caused by parabens found in cosmetics is not true.
Does 5G cause nosebleeds, cancer in the brain, low sperm count, headaches or insomnia? No, that's not true: A video offers no proof of the claims made about the wireless technology. While the long-term effects of 5G technology are still b
Do plants produce oils that provide effective natural sun protection and do sunscreens cause cancer? No, neither is true: "There is no evidence that they afford even close to adequate protection," board-certified dermatologist Julie K. Ka
There is no evidence that ripe bananas contain TNF, a protein that helps fight cancer cells. This claim stems from a misinterpreted study.
We received reader mail that asked us to look at a video clip that purportedly showed Putin unsteady on his feet during an awards ceremony.
Country music star Toby Keith announced that he has been undergoing treatment for stomach cancer since last fall.
Did Elon Musk leak the news that Russian President Vladimir Putin had cancer surgery that failed? No, that's not true: This video and others like it offer no factual proof that Musk leaked such unconfirmed news to the media. Rumors about
REVIEW Cancer is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, with 20 million new cases and 10 million new deaths in 2020 across the globe. As such, cancer draws significant research efforts and spending to improve diagnostics and therapies. Owing to the
Did Wilhelm Reich invent a way to cure cancer and many other ailments -- simply by sitting a patient in an "Orgone Accumulator" box for a few sessions? And did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban the invention and sentence Reich to
REVIEW On 18 May 2022, Newsmax posted to its Facebook page
A study on colon cancer by Adelaide University used lauric acid. This was incorrectly stated to be coconut oil, which contains lauric acid.
The experiment is yet to be performed on humans. So far, the effects of bitter melon have only been tested on rats.