“Health” blogs seized on and regurgitated outdated, false claims yet again.
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.
Claims are false that big tobacco must pay individuals thousands of dollars per month to settle a deceptive advertising lawsuit from the 1990s.
Warnings About Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Warnings about Powassan Virus, a virus transmitted by ticks that can be deadly or cause permanent neurological symptoms, circulated as summer of 2017 began. The Truth: Powassan Virus is a real and potentially deadly transmitted virus that has affected about 75 people in the Northeast and Great Lakes region …
Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar-Truth! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Drinking a few spoonfuls of Apple Cider Vinegar a day brings a host of health benefits. The Truth: The therapeutic benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar have been touted for centuries across countless cultures — some claims about the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar …
Warnings about fluoroquinolones antibiotics are mostly true, but the author of a viral blog post describes an atypical reaction to them.
Reports of a 7-year-old girl getting breast implants are false, but there have been credible reports of children getting breast implants over the years.