Does Eating Garlic Reduce The Risk of Lung And Bowel Cancer By 40%?

Claim Eating Garlic Reduces Risk of Lung, Bowel Cancer By 40%. Verdict It is not possible to make any overall conclusions about the anticancer properties of garlic due to the limitations of the existing studies. Origin Natural News carried an article entitled ‘Eating Garlic Daily Reduces Risk of Lung, Bowel Cancer by 40%’. The author… Continue reading

IVF Treatment Proven To Increase Risk Of Birth Defects In Children

Claim IVF treatment proven to increase risk of birth defects in children. Verdict Clinical studies do not support the claim that assisted reproductive technology has been proven to increase the risk of birth defects. Origin An article in Time Health Land entitled ‘IVF Linked to More Birth Defects’ interprets the findings of a seminal research… Continue reading

Do Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs Increase Leukemia Risk By 700%?

Claim Inflammatory Bowel Disease drugs can increase leukemia risk by 700%. Verdict Claims that the inflammatory bowel disease drug Azathioprine increases the risk of leukemia seven fold is an oversimplification and misinterpretation of the results of a research study. Origin Pinterest discusses the ‘sevenfold increase of leukemia from inflammatory bowel treatments’. The pin is based… Continue reading

300% Increased Brain Cancer Risk For Long-term Users Of Cell Phones

Claim 300% Increased Brain Cancer Risk For Long-term Users Of Cell Phones And Cordless Phones, New Study Revealed. Verdict There is insufficient information to definitively say whether or not wireless phones increase brain cancer risk. Available studies show an association between mobile and cordless phone use and malignant tumors, but have not proven that the… Continue reading

Do Strawberries Really Cut Heart Attack Risk In Women By One Third?

Claim Flavanoids from strawberries and blueberries cut heart attack risk in women by one third. Verdict The scientific literature simply does not support the claim that anthocyanin containing berries such as strawberries and blueberries reduce the risk of heart attacks in women. Origin Medical News Today reviewed the health benefits and nutritional breakdown of strawberries… Continue reading

Are Antidepressants Proven To Increase Risk Of Suicide In Teens?

Claim Antidepressant drugs increase risk of suicide in teens. Verdict Only one clinical study has shown a statistically significant increase in suicide risk in teenagers on antidepressants. All other studies show a non- statistically significant doubling of suicide risk in this patient population. Origin In 2006, the US FDA published the results of a meta-analysis… Continue reading

T-fal FZ7002 ActiFry Review: What To Know Before You Buy

You may have seen our previous review of the Philips XL Digital Airfryer.Philips XL Digital Airfryer.  Now, we are going to take a look at another airfryer that has its own unique features…the T-Fal ActiFry Gourmet.  Read on! The T-Fal FX7002 ActiFry Low-Fat Healthy AirFryer – Gourmet Edition is an innovative small kitchen appliance that… Continue reading

Does Daily Aspirin Increase The Risk Of Heart Attacks By 190%?

Claim Daily aspirin found to increase the risk of heart attacks by 190%. Verdict There is no scientific evidence to prove that daily aspirin increases the risk of heart attacks or myocardial infarction. Origin A number of websites have published claims that the risk of heart attacks is almost doubled in patients taking aspirin. These… Continue reading

Do Birth Control Pills Increase The Risk Of Depression In Women?

Claim Birth control pills increase the risk of depression in women. Verdict The science does not support the claim that oral contraceptive birth control pills increase the risk of depression in women. Origin Websites such as shape.com claim that oral contraceptive pills can ‘wreak havoc with women’s mood’. A new study published earlier this year… Continue reading

Does Eating Selenium Rich Foods Decrease The Risk Of Liver Cancer?

Claim Eating selenium rich foods including shellfish, nuts and onions, decreases the risk of liver cancer say scientists.  Verdict Two comprehensive meta-analysis of selenium studies do not support the claim that eating selenium rich food decreases the risk of liver cancer. Origin Websites such as liverdoctor.com ‘urge’ people to increase selenium intake (via their branded… Continue reading

Does Drinking Just Two Diet Drinks Per Day Really Double The Risk Of Diabetes?

Claim Drinking just two diet drinks per day doubles the risk of diabetes. Verdict There is no convincing science to support the claim that drinking two diet drinks per day increases the risk of diabetes. Origin Last year the media sensationalized the results of a research study and claimed that diet drinks increase the risk… Continue reading

Do Insulin Injections Double The Risk Of Death In People With Type 2 Diabetes?

Claim Insulin injection more than doubles the risk of death in type 2 diabetes. Verdict Scientific studies do not support the claim that insulin injections increase the risk of death in people with diabetes. Origin Websites such as greenmedinfo.com claim that a clinical research study ‘clearly’ shows that insulin injections increase the risk of death… Continue reading

Does Statin Drug Use “Nearly Double Your Risk Of Diabetes”?

Claim Statin drug use nearly doubles your risk of diabetes, study claims. Verdict There is a single clinical trial demonstrating that diabetes risk is adversely affected by statin use. Origin Time Health published an article entitled ‘statins may seriously increase diabetes risk’ based on their interpretation of a Finnish research study. The study was published… Continue reading