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Can this diet cure cancer?
Can this diet cure cancer?

A Facebook post about a diet that can cure cancer has gone viral on social media.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 7 Oct 2022 1:48 PM GMT


Can mobile phone use increase risk of brain tumor by 40%?
Can mobile phone use increase risk of brain tumor by 40%?

Social media users are claiming that using a cell phone increases the risk of getting a brain tumor by 40 percent.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 7 Oct 2022 5:26 AM GMT


Dont try Nyquil chicken challenge, it could be fatal
Don't try 'Nyquil chicken challenge,' it could be fatal

A new social media video challenge has people cooking chicken with NyQuil, a cold and flu medicine. “NyQuil chicken” has become the latest TikTok...

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 4 Oct 2022 1:48 PM GMT


Can doing Shankha Mudra every day increase your height?
Can doing 'Shankha Mudra' every day increase your height?

An Instagram post claims that doing a mudra—gripping the right thumb with all four fingers of your left hand and then touching the left thumb to the...

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 4 Oct 2022 10:45 AM GMT


No, tooth decay or cavity cannot be reversed
No, tooth decay or cavity cannot be reversed

The viral post reads, "Every time you eat sugar, your teeth are in danger for next 20 minutes, so try brushing your teeth after eating sweets. Your...

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 2 Oct 2022 1:00 PM GMT


Are Yoni pearls for vaginal detox safe?
Are 'Yoni pearls' for vaginal detox safe?

A Facebook post advertising the many benefits of “herbal tampons” or “Yoni pearls” is doing the rounds of social media.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 30 Sep 2022 12:59 PM GMT


No, Vicks VapoRub cannot help you fight anxiety attack
No, Vicks VapoRub cannot help you fight anxiety attack

A Facebook reel claiming that rubbing Vicks VapoRub on the neck can help a person fight off an anxiety attack is doing the rounds of social media.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 30 Sep 2022 12:49 PM GMT


Does licking salt help quit smoking? Viral claim debunked
Does licking salt help quit smoking? Viral claim debunked

A post claims that licking salt can help people quit smoking within a month by reducing their urge to smoke.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 28 Sep 2022 2:30 PM GMT


Can Guava leaf extract cure infertility?
Can Guava leaf extract cure infertility?

Social media users are claiming that a drink made with guava leaves can cure infertility.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 28 Sep 2022 6:36 AM GMT


Coconut coir-infused water to treat typhoid? This home remedy can be fatal
Coconut coir-infused water to treat typhoid? This home remedy can be fatal

A post claiming that coconut coir-infused water can treat typhoid in two weeks has gone viral on social media.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 27 Sep 2022 5:38 AM GMT


Can eating orange & carrot or papaya & lemon be deadly? Find out
Can eating orange & carrot or papaya & lemon be deadly? Find out

A post listing six fruit combinations that are reportedly deadly for humans has gone viral on social media.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 25 Sep 2022 11:30 AM GMT


Can this magic potion unclog blocked arteries naturally?
Can this magic potion unclog blocked arteries naturally?

It also claims that after drinking this magic potion, there will be no need for angioplasty or bypass surgery. It is potentially better than any...

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 25 Sep 2022 9:30 AM GMT


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