Health

Fact checks about medical conditions, the NHS, social care and government funding of national health services

27 June 2022

No evidence deaths from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome are really caused by Covid-19 vaccines

Claims that cases of sudden, unexpected deaths are actually the result of Covid-19 vaccines are unevidenced. Nor is there currently any evidence that these deaths have become more common in …

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No evidence deaths from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome are really caused by Covid-19 vaccines
27 June 2022

Unvaccinated people are still dying from Covid-19

An Instagram post claiming that “the unvaccinated aren’t dying” is not correct. Sadly, unvaccinated people are still dying from Covid-19 and other causes.

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Unvaccinated people are still dying from Covid-19
24 June 2022

No evidence that parabens in cosmetics cause 99% of cancers

A Facebook post claiming that 99% of cancers are caused by parabens found in cosmetics is not true.

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No evidence that parabens in cosmetics cause 99% of cancers
23 June 2022

Public information film about the dangers of electricity has not been banned

A segment of a 1970s short film warning about the dangers of playing near electrical substations has not been banned.

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Public information film about the dangers of electricity has not been banned
22 June 2022

No evidence nutrients ‘reverse’ ADHD

Possible links between some nutrients and ADHD have been studied, but there’s no evidence they reverse it.

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No evidence nutrients ‘reverse’ ADHD
22 June 2022

RMT exaggerates money ‘wasted’ on PPE and NHS Test and Trace

Funding the NHS for years would cost far more than the total amount spent—let alone “wasted”—on PPE and Test and Trace during the pandemic.

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RMT exaggerates money ‘wasted’ on PPE and NHS Test and Trace
20 June 2022

Child self-harm numbers in the Guardian, Mirror and Independent don’t reflect survey’s actual findings

About 3% of parents taking part in a survey said their children had begun to self-harm in response to the cost of living crisis.

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Child self-harm numbers in the Guardian, Mirror and Independent don’t reflect survey’s actual findings
20 June 2022

Article vastly exaggerates number of Covid-19 vaccine deaths

Reports of death following vaccination do not mean that the vaccine caused the death.

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Article vastly exaggerates number of Covid-19 vaccine deaths
17 June 2022

Health spending isn’t set to account for almost half of all taxes

Figures quoted by LBC presenter Nick Ferrari didn’t take account of the total amount of public spending.

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Health spending isn’t set to account for almost half of all taxes
17 June 2022

NASA Mars mission would cost much more than two years of NHS Test and Trace

£37 billion was the original budget for Test and Trace over two years.

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NASA Mars mission would cost much more than two years of NHS Test and Trace

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