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Four tips to identify, debunk false health claims shared on social media

The internet has become a breeding ground for health misinformation and thus poses a significant threat to public health. False health-related claims make up a...

How true is the claim that anyone who contracts typhoid fever must have ingested human faeces?

AN Instagram user, Adefunke Arowolo, has claimed that anyone that contracts typhoid fever must have ingested human faeces directly or indirectly. The claim, posted on...

Does water obtained from soaking unripe plantain cure ulcer?

On November 21, 2023, an X user, @Nig_Farmer, posted a claim that drinking the water obtained from soaking unripe plantain for 3 days can...

Doctored video circulates that Nigerian doctor has found cure for high blood pressure

A video which claims that a Nigerian doctor has found cure for high blood pressure (HBP) has circulated multiple times on the internet. The claim...

Ahmed Isah’s false claims about HPV vaccine go viral in Nigeria

A claim that the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is dangerous for young girls and intended to depopulate Nigeria is making rounds both online and...

How true is the claim that eating Beans with ripe Plantains is ‘food poison’?

A claim that eating beans with ripe plantain, a popular food combination in Nigeria, is considered poisonous and unhealthy has resurfaced online. The combination is...

Misinformation: YouTube begins verification of videos by UK health workers

YOUTUBE has launched a verification system for United Kingdom-based doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to curb the spread of misinformation and fake medical...

Misinformation preventing women from getting effective menopause treatment – Report

A new research has revealed that a significant number of women experiencing menopause are not getting the appropriate treatment for their symptoms, largely due...

YouTube announces new policies to curb health misinformation

YouTube, a video-sharing platform, has announced a new framework aimed at combating medical misinformation that contradicts local health authorities or the World Health Organization...

Old video of World Doctors Alliance on Covid-19 resurfaces online

A video of a press conference where a European-based group of medical practitioners were seen discrediting the COVID-19 pandemic has resurfaced on social media. The...

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Clip of Salama Mohamed speaking about abuse on a podcast is NOT about her divorce

A viral clip from a podcast featuring Salama Mohamed,...

Manipulated image of Kanye West’s wife wearing long fur coat circulates online  

AN X user @Am_Blujay, has posted a digitally manipulated...

Cybersecurity firm cautions organisations, individuals against deepfakes increase

A cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky has cautioned organisations and individuals...

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Clip of Salama Mohamed speaking about abuse on a podcast is NOT about her divorce

A viral clip from a podcast featuring Salama Mohamed,...

Manipulated image of Kanye West’s wife wearing long fur coat circulates online  

AN X user @Am_Blujay, has posted a digitally manipulated...

Cybersecurity firm cautions organisations, individuals against deepfakes increase

A cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky has cautioned organisations and individuals...