"You’re in danger” because the American Red Cross doesn’t label blood donations from donors vaccinated against COVID-19.
Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, political rivals from opposite coasts, will debate Nov. 30 in Georgia. Talk will center on topics such as homelessness and health care that have shaped the governors’ po
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Does data pulled from the Adverse Event Reporting System and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System prove that COVID-19 vaccines have caused more than 1.4 million adverse events and over 32,000 deaths as of November 25, 2022? No, that
Does a video on Facebook show singer Cardi B. endorsing a "health spending card" from the U.S. government? No, that's not true: The footage of music artist Belcalis Almanzar-Cephus comes from a video in which she promoted a "holiday drink
Did the Ministry of Health in Gaza announce that all the ICU patients at the Al Shifa hospital had died in mid-November 2023 because of Israeli bombardments and cutting off electricity as well as blocking supplies? No, that's not true: Pa
Tucker Carlson’s show on X focused on gender-affirming care for trans people. But he and his guest strayed from the facts on key issues.
The search engine highlighted text that appeared to be AI-generated false information published online as an example of an AI ‘hallucination’.
Physical fitness and mental well-being are essentially intertwined, a reality that extends beyond merely feeling good post-workout. The role of regular exercise in enhancing our mental health harnesses profound potential, transcending the realm of ph
Does a video on Facebook show actor Michael B. Jordan endorsing a "health spending card" promotion? No, that's not true: Jordan's public relations team confirmed to Lead Stories that this claim is false. Lead Stories previously has debunk
Did rapper Lil Wayne endorse a health allowance card in an online promotion? No, that's not true: Lil Wayne, who purportedly backed the plan, did not post such an endorsement on his official social media channels. The claim that the gover
Steve Barclay claimed that there has been a 13% rise in midwifery programme starters since two years ago but this is based on an anticipated rise rather than an actual one.
Does a video on Facebook show actress Jada Pinkett Smith endorsing a "health spending card" promotion? No, that's not true: The audio in this post is fake, as she was talking about her health in at least one of the video clips used in thi
Did President Joe Biden endorse a plan by the federal government to distribute a "health subsidy" worth up to $6,400, with every American qualifying for the payment after watching a video shared on Facebook? No, that's not true: The claim
An unverified claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin had suffered a heart attack is being amplified by news outlets and social media around the globe this week.
Does a "universal health program" give away $2,000 IRS checks each month to those who are enrolled in a "free health plan" that only requires a person's name? No, that's not true: The IRS told Lead Stories that such a promise is a scam. N
REVIEW A preprint posted on 20 October 2023 to the OSF preprint server claimed that DNA fragments were present in certain lots of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. It also claimed the amount of residual DNA correlated with the number of seri
Did London Mayor Sadiq Khan impose restrictions on meat consumption on all city residents as of October 20, 2023? No, that's not true: While the mayor publicly promotes increased vegetable consumption, he neither introduced rationing of m
Did Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Joe Rogan endorse a plan by the federal government to distribute health spending cards worth up to $5,600, with every American qualifying for one? No, that's not true: The claim that the government is fre
Video shows Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith advertising “$5,600 health spending cards.”
Q: Does consumption of aspartame harm human health? A: Some research indicates possible negative effects from aspartame, but there’s no definitive evidence linking it to health problems in the general population. Aspartame is safe when consumed w
Being transgender is a "mental health disorder."
What happens to health programs if the federal government shuts down?
Did Pfizer recently agree to pay $2.3 billion for medical fraud, the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of the U.S. Department of Justice and was this related to Covid-19 vaccination? No, that's not true: Pfizer did agree
Claims government spending on private healthcare companies is double GP services aren’t quite right, as non-NHS healthcare spend figures also include money for charities and local councils.
With COVID-19 cases increasing a few schools and companies have temporarily reinstated mask mandates. Conservative commentators, politicians and social media users warn that lockdowns are impending, but public health experts disagree.
Should cracked watermelon not be eaten because the cracks may be from the plant growth regulator forchlorfenuron, which causes cancer and neurological complications? No, that's not true: The cracks in the flesh of watermelon are caused by
REVIEW In August 2023, the headline of a Daily Wire article claimed that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had “Remove[d] COVID Vaccine Adverse Event Reports” from its website. Daily Wire’s contributors Ben Shapiro and
Did the World Health Organization (WHO) say COVID-19 vaccination can cause multiple sclerosis? No, that's not true: WHO has not stated that COVID-19 vaccination can cause multiple sclerosis or any other serious chronic condition. The glob
The World Health Organization said there is "a possible causal relationship" between COVID-19 vaccines and multiple sclerosis.
In attempting to reassure New Yorkers wary of COVID-19, the head of the state’s department of health ignored the virus’ long-term effects in August 2023. “If we get COVID, it’s a treatable disease,” Dr. Jim McDonald said i
Few firm beliefs and low trust: Americans not sure what’s true in age of health misinformation
£18 billion went towards the NHS in England’s frontline Covid response in 2020/21, but far more was spent on other health programmes such as test and trace and buying PPE.
Is the federal government giving out health spending cards worth up to $5,600 that every American qualifies for? No, that's not true: The claim that the government is freely giving out health spending cards with thousands of dollars on th
Retirement benefits paid to consultants are subject to tax, as they are for all pensioners.
A bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders would “increase government control” of pharmacy benefit managers and is a “radical health care takeover.”
“Code red emergency - poison released in the air” affecting 127 million people.
Did Dr. Meryl Nass represent the World Health Organization (WHO) at a press conference, boldly outlining plans to ignore existing human rights laws? No, that's not true: Nass does not speak for the WHO. She is an internal medicine doctor