False rumors that Cadbury products are infected with HIV are the latest in a long list of false claims about various foods and drinks being contaminated.
New drug-resistant, hypervirulent strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae are real and very dangerous — but those threats have been taken out of context by scammers trying to sell cures that don’t appear to exist.
Facebook users warn about Tamiflu side effects in children, but it’s not clear how common those side effects are.
A man given 18 months to live said that he used cannabis oil to treat cancer, but he died of cancer a year later and there’s no proof that cannabis can treat cancer.
Essential oils can be harmful to cats — but most cases of toxicity involve oils being applied directly to cats’ fur, and not defused through the air.
False claims that Canada euthanasia law allows parents to kill children went viral in November 2017.
False reports that the FDA confirmed DTaP vaccines cause autism are based on a 2005 drug packet that state’s there’s no “causal relationship” between vaccines and autism.
Some vendors of eclipse glasses made false claims about the safety benefits of their products in the lead up to the total solar eclipse in August 2017.
A fake news website is behind false claims that Kirk Cameron has a rare form of leprosy that turns people into walking piles of dead skin and rotting flesh.
Scientific data casts serious doubt on claims that CLA safflower oil promotes weight loss and helps break down belly fat.