How fake news is SERIOUSLY damaging our health #Sales @MondoPlayer [Video]

Sandra GiffinFeedToPost, Sandra Giffin Twitter

To see the original post and the Video, click here

How fake medical news is SERIOUSLY damaging our health: From vaccines and heart pills to cancer drugs and diets, as experts report a rise in misinformation online, a special investigation tackles the dangerous myths threatening our healthSPECIAL INVESTIGATION: We are living in an era of...

Watch/Read More

How fake medical news is SERIOUSLY damaging our health: From vaccines and heart pills to cancer drugs and diets, as experts report a rise in misinformation online, a special investigation tackles the dangerous myths threatening our health

  • SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: We are living in an era of fake news, spread under the guise of legitimate reporting
  • Can …

In almost every medical sphere, from vaccines and heart health to cancer drugs and diet, experts have reported a huge increase in misinformation online, which at best obfuscates the truth and at worst contradicts it entirely

This misinformation can, in part, be traced to a viral email that first appeared in 2004 and has now been shared hundreds of millions of times. Claiming to be a ‘Cancer Update from John Hopkins Hospital’ in the US, the email warned that freezing or heating plastic packaging released cancer-causing dioxins into food and drink

The theory is that electrical devices and power lines are surrounded by electromagnetic fields, or EMFs, and this radiation causes illness, including brain cancer

Statins, the cholesterol-lowering pills first introduced in the 1980s, are hotly debated. Today, they are prescribed to at least eight million Britons in order to lower their heart-attack risk

No discussion of fake health news could ignore the anti-vaccination lobby. Distrust of vaccines can be traced back to the 1790s, and the discovery of the first smallpox vaccination by Edward Jenner, who stumbled upon it by noticing that milkmaids who had caught cowpox did not catch smallpox

Perhaps one of the most striking recent examples of fake health news is a harrowing viral video that circulated featuring a former US cheerleader