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Did a New Zealand boy start eating normally after being treated by Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine?

In a video broadcast from Iranian TV [Persian, English subtitles for first 1.5m], 7 years ago, it is claimed that a New Zealand boy, Solomon "Solly" Moss, started eating normally (without ...
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Does chromosome 6 deletion cause the patient to not feel pain, hunger, and fatigue?

In this 7-years-old Belfast Telegraph article there's a video posted to Russia Today about a girl called Olivia Farnsworth who has the genetic abnormality "chromosome 6 deletion" which ...
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Has the usage of body mass index caused historical harm and been utilized for racial exclusion?

ama-assn.org (American Medical Association) writes regarding BMI (body mass index) The House of Delegates adopted new policy recognizing the issues with using BMI as a measurement because: Of the ...
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Did Bill Gates, via the Gates Foundation, use his influence to prevent Oxford from making the patent for their COVID-19 vaccine open source?

In a Jan. 2023 AMA "Ask Me Anything" post on Reddit by Bill Gates, a user, Sherm199, stated that: The Gates foundation fought for the Oxford vaccine to NOT be open-source and to instead be ...
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Does weight loss from Ozempic come mainly from muscle and connectivity tissue loss?

A recent "The Joe Rogan Experience" episode with Bill Maher as the guest discussed weight loss drugs, especially type-2 diabetes GLP-1 agonists. The following interchange took place (J is ...
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Has the absorption of menstrual hygiene products only now been compared using blood for the first time?

A number of articles such as this one or this one were published recently in reaction to this study. The study is quoted as saying that "no study exists comparing the capacity of currently ...
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Can you fix drooping eyelids with exercises?

I stumbled upon this YouTube video which gives exercises to fix drooping eyelids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYBd6t1k-38 The medical term used to qualify drooping eyelids is ptosis (or ...
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Do NIAID employees get a share of royalities from drugs that are based on scientific work within NIAID that provides the basis for them?

Robert F. Kennedy Jr claims in his book The Real Anthony Fauci on pages 245-246: Dr. Fauci’s management style thrives on creating many such opportunities for his agency and its employees to ...
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Did HHS admit that mandated childhood vaccines had not been tested for safety in pre-licensing inert placebo tests?

Robert F. Kennedy Jr claims in his book The Real Anthony Fauci on pages 594-595: Most medicinal products cannot get licensed without first undergoing randomized placebo-controlled trials that compare ...
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Does reported alcohol intake, according to population surveys, only account for half of the alcohol sold?

A recent book by the House of Commons Library statistician Georgina Sturge, criticises an over reliance on data collected by self-reporting surveys in areas where there may be an incentive to minimise ...
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Was a study of uterine cancer conducted solely on male subjects?

According to a 1986 article in the Chicago Tribune: Researchers [at Rockefeller University] are studying the effects of obesity on estrogen activity and the tendency for women to develop breast and ...
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Does reggaeton generate greater brain activity than classical music?

A 2021 Exploring Your Mind article claims: A group of neurosurgeons conducted a study that demonstrated intense brain activation when participants listened to reggaeton. In fact, it even surpassed ...
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Does looking at a monitor screen in a room with very low light source damage your eyes?

Suppose a person wants to play computer games at night without turning on the room lights. The only light source in the room is that monitor screen that the person is looking at -- with normal ...
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Did over 1000 people in the US die of cannabis overdose in 2021?

According to the National Safety Council, in 2021 in the US, 1159 people died of cannabis overdose, of which 1130 of the deaths were preventable: Is this true? I'm skeptical because the drug ...
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Have the Covid-19 vaccines caused more deaths than Covid-19 itself did?

A popular article by Steve Kirsch on his substack discusses the following: A worldwide Bayesian causal Impact analysis suggests that COVID-19 gene therapy (mRNA vaccine) causes more COVID-19 cases ...
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Can an experiment done on casual cannabis users provide evidence for the risk of psychosis in long term users?

There is an episode of BBC Horizon with the title Cannabis: Miracle Medicine or Dangerous Drug?, presented by Dr Javid Abdelmoneim. During the documentary Abdelmoneim meets Dr Amir Englund, a ...
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Does acetaminophen use during pregnancy lead to children developing autism?

There are apparently a bunch of law groups recruiting for potential class action lawsuits happening right now targeting medicines that contain acetaminophen, most notable Tylenol. The lawsuits allege ...
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Is there a scientific explanation for these two cases of healing after intercessory prayer?

I recently found two remarkable case reports of healings after intercessory prayer: Case report of instantaneous resolution of juvenile macular degeneration blindness after proximal intercessory ...
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Are fat people who intentionally lose weight at a greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease?

The Health at Any Size movement, which promotes "body positivity" and de-emphasizes body weight and obesity (among other things), claims that intentionally losing weight increases risk of ...
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Does cooking eggs at high temperatures oxidise more fats than low temperatures?

Over the years, eggs have been vilified, then given a reprieve with regard to cholesterol, but when reading Srinivasan & Rose (2014), there is mention of lipid oxidation which can supposedly cause ...
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Is gonorrhea "on the brink of becoming untreatable"?

In this article of the Financial Times about a "sexual health crisis" in the US, the following claim is made: The study showed doxycycline was less effective for preventing gonorrhoea, ...
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Are puberty blockers fully reversible?

Multiple sources claim that puberty blockers function like a pause button. To name a few: Using puberty blockers is like hitting a pause button St. Louis Children's Hospital “The really wonderful ...
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Did herbalist Maria Treben really systematically confuse inulin with insulin?

The widely read Austrian herbalist Maria Treben is frequently said to have fundamentally confused a number of biochemical concepts, theories, or at least names of substances. As seen with the always ...
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Was Columbia University fined for animal cruelty due to experiments run by Mehmet Oz?

This SourceWatch article is being publicized in connection to Mehmet Oz: In 2004, complaints about Dr. Mehmet Oz’s dog experiments were cited in a report from an internal investigation into ...
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Is the serotonin theory of depression false?

A couple of weeks ago, this article was published on Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/s41380-022-01661-0 I am just a layman when it comes to this subject and it is therefore difficult for me to ...
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Can avoiding certain foods reduce inflammation? (Gluten, sugar...)

Lots of articles and books claim from moderate (help reduce inflammation) to miraculous (cure or completely eliminate symptoms of autoimmune disorders) claims about doing strict diets that avoid ...
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Do 80 to 90 percent of lifelong smokers never develop lung cancer?

Joshua Hawkins of BGR.com has stated that 80 to 90 percent of lifelong smokers never develop lung cancer. To quote the article: Scientists may have discovered why lifelong smokers never get lung ...
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Can Ayurvedic treatment reduce symptoms and needed anti-inflammatory medication in ulcerative colitis patients by more than 75%

I found a study on Research Gate titled Effects of Ayurvedic treatment on forty-three patients of ulcerative colitis This paper was originally published in An international quarterly journal of ...
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Did Rudolf Steiner prove the contagiousness of varicella in 1875?

Pages like those from the National Vaccine Information Center NVIC or the Centers for Disease Control CDC make the following claim: In 1875, Rudolf Steiner discovered that chickenpox was infectious ...
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Can the Lifewave Patch reset stem cells to a younger, healthier state?

According to LifeWave, their X39 patch is able to activate our stem cells and reset them to a younger, healthier state. This would be healing in a completely non-invasive, safe and cost-effective way....
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Do surgeons refuse to operate "to keep their own statistics clean"?

I was curious about this thrice-upvoted comment, which says: Surgeons are also known for refusing to operate in order to maintain their ratios. So I Googled it and it seems surgeons can refuse to ...
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Are women 32% more likely to die if operated on by a male surgeon? [closed]

An article in the Guardian reports this headline: Women 32% more likely to die after operation by male surgeon, study reveals The author of the original report also claims: In our 1.3 million ...
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Are less than 1% of all adverse vaccine events reported?

According to Electronic Support for Public Health–Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (ESP:VAERS) "Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported." (page 6). Is that true?...
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Does massaging a vaccinated arm reduce effectiveness of vaccine?

The Times of India claims that: With intramuscular vaccines (most of the COVID-19 vaccine shots are delivered through this mean right now), rubbing, pinching or massaging the injection site may ...
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Does drinking alkaline water help you recover from a hangover?

Related to another question of mine on "electrolyzed reduced water". There are a number of companies that sell commercial products claiming to produce such water. I'm guessing it's not by ...
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Does electrolyzed reduced water (ERW) extend the lifespan of animals (compared to regular water)?

Among the research interests of Dr. Pablo Campra (of recent graphite-in-Covid-vaccines claim) is something called electrolyzed reduced water (ERW). One of the (Asian) groups studying this presents is ...
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Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy - is it any better than just infrared light?

Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy is marketed [1] as a healing and pain-relieving treatment based on simultaneous application of 808nm continuous light, and 905nm pulsed light from laser ...
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Do spying devices implanted through human ear canals exist?

An article from a professor of psychology describes a type of so-called “ radio-wave, auditory, assaultive. transmitting (RAAT) implants,” which is essentially a covert listening device, and it can be ...
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Can regularly ingesting a poison build an immunity to it? [duplicate]

There is an ancient story of Mithridates of Pontus cultivating an immunity to poisons by regularly ingesting sub-lethal doses. (e.g. here, or here). This strikes me as being extremely unlikely for ...
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Was there a dramatic rise in treatment-related deaths in US clinical trials during 2016-2017 compared to previous years?

For some reason when I googled "deaths in clinical trials" a page from a rather obscure (to me) US NGO "Center for Responsible Science" popped on the first page of results. It ...
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What evidence is there to say a SARS-COV2 virus exists? [duplicate]

https://www.drrobertyoung.com/post/university-of-western-australia-no-record-of-isolation-or-purification-of-cov-by-anyone-ever A court order was indeed delivered to the university of WA and the ...
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Does Havana Syndrome exist?

The US House of Representatives recently passed a bill to help diplomats and officials that have been impacted by 'Havana Syndrome'. This legislation has already passed the Senate, and since signed ...
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Is seemingly bare-hands surgery (with no instruments) fake?

I have seen a video about surgery without surgical instruments, which can be seen here: I found nothing about that Brazilian surgery (link), so I asked here to have some answer or comment about the ...
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Do African countries using Ivermectin have a better Covid-19 situation?

In the great Ivermectin debate, one frequently mentioned argument on the pro-side is a comparison among African countries. They argue that a set of countries in Africa having significantly lower cases ...
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Is the COVID-19 vaccine 50 times more likely to kill young people than COVID-19 itself?

Michael Yeadon, a former vice president at Pfizer and lately known as, e.g., making unsubstantiated claims about COVID vaccinations, has made the claim in question in a video interview (archived ...
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Human regeneration of limbs with pig's bladder [duplicate]

This article claims that a pig bladder was used to regenerate a finger: https://humanlimbregeneration.com/man-regrows-finger-tip-with-pigs-bladder/ There are actually quite a few articles on the web ...
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Is the COVID-19 vaccine highly unlikely to prevent infection a year after inoculation?

Vincent Racaniello (Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons) wrote a blog in which he states “It’s highly unlikely that ...
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Does this article make a valid claim that SARS-CoV-2 isolation hasn't been demonstrated yet? [duplicate]

This is the article: Lordchewy: "Exposing the Core Tenets of the Covid 1984 Regime, Part 2: Koch’s Postulates, Lack of Sars Cov 2 Isolation and of its Presence in Autopsy Reports", Medium, ...
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Did Hippocrates make a statement similar to "like cures like"?

A number of homeopathic websites include the quote, "By similar things a disease is produced and through the application of the like is cured," but not one of them gives a source for the ...
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Are these videos showing bats in a Wuhan lab for SARS‑CoV‑2 research?

A friend of mine brought this video to my attention. At 0:51, journalist Sharri Markson claims As you can see, this video shows bats in a cage at the Wuhan Institute [of Virology] This contradicts ...
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