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75 reasons why vaccines are needed and deniers are dangerous

If you are reading this, chances are that you repeated an anti-vaccine myth or said you weren't vaccinating your children, ...
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How the COVID-19 pandemic has emboldened ‘armchair’ virologists

[W]hen the Olympics are being broadcast, I transform into an armchair commentator, catching a full-blown case of what I like ...
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27 truths and myths about COVID-19, from Christian healing to Bill Gates conspiracy theories

Due to popular demand (well, two polite requests, actually), I have decided to create a clean version of my post ...
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Debunking anti-aging myths and why no ‘single intervention’ is going to help us live forever

Today there are countless modern versions of the Fountain of Youth. Dietary supplements and other treatments are claimed to reverse ...
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5 common myths about testosterone debunked

Many of the claims go well beyond or even directly against the scientific evidence about what scientists call “T.” Myth ...
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6 common misconceptions about the ‘dangers’ of genetic engineering and GMOs

Why does the GMO debate have a bit of Groundhog Day aspect to it? The way the issues are framed ...
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Digging through myths and rumors around DNA privacy

Every once in a while, untruths spread through the genetic genealogy world that have the potential to do great damage: damage ...
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1 in 10 children diagnosed with ADHD: Why so many?

The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyper­activity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 ...
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Modern cancer myths and the science behind them

Here are some modern myths about cancer. There have been worries about mobile phones causing cancer since the days of ...
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5 Myths about GMOs

In the neverending debate about genetically modified foods, which myths do you believe? ...