The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in an era of significant change, medical and social, for people worldwide. But not everything is new — despite what some social media posts claims. “None of […] The post Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome and
Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome and “stroke season” didn’t exist before the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an investigation into whether Pfizer’s bivalent COVID-19 booster caused strokes in certain age groups, […] The post Does Pfizer’s COVID-19
Does Pfizer’s omicron booster for COVID-19 increase stroke risk? That claim is missing a lot of context. The CDC and FDA explain.
REVIEW Vaccines are always subjected to monitoring, even after authorization or approval. This is to ensure that rare side effects that didn’t appear during clinical trials can be detected. This will allow public health authorities to take appropr
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) find a link between the Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine and strokes in the elderly? No, that's not true: The U.S. public health agencies
Recent blood clots or strokes in four major athletes are an unwanted effect of COVID-19 vaccines.
John Fetterman’s recovery has become the central issue in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race.The post Will One Man’s Stroke Determine Control of the Senate?￼ appeared first on The Dispatch.
(Photo by JEROEN JUMELET/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)Following the publication of an article from National Public Radio about an increase in stroke rates among young people, anti-vaccine figures on social media were quick to raise speculation about
A video on Facebook with over two million views advises that you can “save a person from stroke using only a needle”. The video was originally posted in 2018, but has recently been shared again on the social media platform. The video advise
It is rare for children to experience strokes, but they do occur.
The beloved actor died as the result of a Dec. 25 cerebrovascular accident, the medical term for a stroke, according to the LA County death certificate
“Keeping the cuppas coming reduces risk of stroke and dementia” The Daily Telegraph, 17 November 2021. “Stroke risk: The drink to make at home that slashes your risk of the condition by 32%” The Daily Express, 17 November 2021
Several posts on Facebook have shared an image of a bus with a poster saying “Kids have strokes too” and telling people to “know the warning signs”. The posts suggest that these posters have been put up by the UK governmen
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a purported health notice that warns people who get out of bed "too quickly" are likely to suffer a stroke. The claim is misleading: health experts said the warning was “not true” for healthy people who ha
Demi Lovato’s drug overdose in 2018 resulted in the singer having three strokes and a heart attack. "I was left with brain damage."
"Our family thanks you in advance for your love and support and ask for continued prayers for his healing. We also ask that you please respect our privacy during this time."
Multiple Facebook posts claim that people often have strokes while in the bathroom because they are showering in the "wrong sequence" by wetting their heads before their bodies. The posts claim this sequence "causes the body to adjust its temperature
U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Dr. Sean P. Conley denied reports of Trump suffering a series of mini-strokes.
On May 3 2020, Twitter user Bess Kalb tweeted that her father, an intensive care unit doctor, claimed that COVID-19 damaged blood and vascular systems of victims like “sticking your finger in an electric socket”: My dad is an ICU doctor
Have doctors warned people to avoid eating instant noodles because of the risk of cancer and strokes? No, that is not true: There are no medical studies linking instant noodles to cancer or strokes in humans. A story making this claim also inc
Did Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suffer a massive stroke and was she taken to the ICU at a Washington, D.C. hospital on Wednesday evening, July 3, 2019? No, that's not true: It is a fake FOX News alert posted by a conservative conspiracy Facebo
Did film director John Singleton die after suffering a major stroke? No, that's not true: It is another celebrity death hoax taking advantage of a serious health crisis to generate web traffic. John Singleton, 51, is in a coma after suffering
A publicist for Luke Perry says the “Riverdale” and “Beverly Hills, 90210″ star has died. He was 52.
Some studies show an association between increased consumption of artificially sweetened beverages and stroke or dementia risk, but that does not mean one causes the other.
Pictures of President Trump's suffering a stroke and a supposed virus attached to them are both non-existent entities.
According to a message that circulates via WhatsApp, SMS, and social media websites, opening a picture of Donald Trump suffering from a stroke will destroy all of the information on your phone and computer. The post ‘Trump Suffering from a Stro
Non-aspirin NSAIDs are associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, but that risk is not equal for all NSAIDs or doses.
Circulating health "tip" claims that pricking the fingers and earlobes of a stroke victim with a needle to release blood can save the victim's life and lead to a full and rapid recovery. The post Dangerous Hoax – ‘A Needle Can Save The Li
Did football player Damar Hamlin die on the field in early January 2023 and is the NFL covering it up? No, that's not true: Hamlin, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, did collapse in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals but was revived by m
REVIEW On 23 January 2023, retired nurse educator John Campbell published a YouTube video commenting on excess mortality data from EuroMOMO, a project monitoring mortality in 29 European countries or subregions, led by scientists at the Statens Seru
Did scientists warn that eggs are causing thousands of people to "suddenly" form blood clots? No, that's not true: The 2017 study by Cleveland Clinic researchers that is supposed to support this assertion makes no such connection. The med
SciCheck Digest Government health agencies disclosed a potential safety concern for strokes in those 65 and older with one of the COVID-19 vaccines, but the agencies haven’t found any causal relationship and the concern was flagged by just one
Research linking climate change to strokes, dementia and migraines is not a cover up for Covid-19 vaccine harms, as Instagram user claims.
SciCheck Digest Sports medicine experts say there has been no increase in sudden death or cardiac injury among U.S. athletes since the COVID-19 vaccines became available. Yet anti-vaccine campaigners, comparing unreliable numbers to an unrelated st
Can illness caused by milk be identified simply by looking at one's iris without medical equipment? No, that's not true: Iridology -- a theory that a person's iris can tell about their medical conditions -- has long been proven unfounded,
Did "adverse vaccine reaction" become the leading cause of U.S. deaths in 2021 and 2022? No, that's not true: Adverse vaccine reactions are not a categorical cause of death tracked by health officials. Also, the vaccination status and rec
Before we ring in 2023, we look back at the most popular articles that we posted to our website in 2022. For the third consecutive year, COVID-19 tops our list. Nine of the 10 most popular articles were about the pandemic. And most of those were fa
Elon Musk (Photo by CARINA JOHANSEN/NTB/AFP via Getty Images) A digitally altered social media post falsely attributes a quotation from George Orwell’s famous novella Animal Farm to Elon Musk. View this post on Instagram A post
Is colloidal silver in humidifiers and nebulizers a safe and effective method to treat viral infections like COVID-19 and RSV in children? No, that's not true: A medical toxicologist and pediatrician told Lead Stories that silver has "no