People asking for evidence

This is a live and unedited list of evidence requests coming through our website, not including requests people have chosen to keep private. 

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Autism vaccination claims

I've been sent this on fb and asked to comment. It's doing the rounds and wondered if you'd be able to look at it. Seems like it's claims go far [...]
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Advert accompanied by "poverty porn" photo of baby
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Save the Children poverty porn

"£65 could help feed a severely malnourished child for ten weeks" [in East Africa] [...]
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Website screenshot of claims.
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Radioactive radon health spa

Radon gas, a radioactive alpha particle emitter, is beneficial to health when inhaled. [...]
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Can't locate study

Harvard and INSEAD study proves that meditation and intuition are the key tools for executives in the twenty-first century [...]
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Oils, vaccinations, and... everything

I have some very common topics to ask about, and I can find mountains of evidence by googling..... BUT I guess that would make me a hypocrite since thats what [...]
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Are "brain claims" about Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) true

Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) is an approach based on the philosophy of using the whole brain to engage students in learning. WBT was also known as “Power Teaching” which started [...]
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http://www.thefacultylounge.org/2016/11/an-open-letter-to-dr-simon-wessely-defender-of-the-pace-study.html
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Powerful peoples claims still need to be substantiated by objective science

Simon Wessley et al claim that GET and CBT are safe and effective for people with ME/CFS - and that the PACE trial found GET and CBT to be effective. [...]
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Instagram post of a woman in a pool with the claim below
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Nuffield Health Health MOTs

Nuffield Health Fitness Clubs claim that gym members are twice as likely to stay on track with a health MOT [...]
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screenshot of aninfographic shared on facebook
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Dairy and cancer

Dairy increases risk of cancer - Is this significant? Does it mean we should we stop eating dairy? [...]
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Daily Mail online headline and map
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Should we be worried about the deadly unexplained particles?

'Deadly radioactive particles are found across Europe, and scientists have no idea where they came from' [...]
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Staying indoors because of air pollution...?

Air pollution in London is dangerous and when levels are particularly high we should stay indoors. 'Researchers at King’s College London (KCL) have recently confirmed that high levels of toxic [...]
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average male penis size.

The average male penis size is 8 inches in length. [...]
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Quote from the Daily Mail Article
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Lonliness, Daily Mail

'a 'loneliness epidemic' is currently spreading across the Western world, arguing it can be as bad for health as smoking or obesity.' [...]
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Brake Go 20 statement

The Brake Road Safety charity recently tweeted the following "It's estimated that every 1mph reduction in average speeds, crash rates fall by an average of 5%. That's why we'd #Go20 [...]
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This is a screenshot og the 'Dreams' website on which they advise people to change their mattress every eight years.
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'Dreams' advise you to 'replace [your mattress] every eight [years]'

The company 'Dreams' claims you should replace your mattress every eight years. They claim that this guidance is based on scientific evidence relating to 'comfort', 'sleep', 'hygiene' and 'support. [...]
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Are Replacement Meals Shakes Healthy?

Are Replacement Shakes healthy? [...]
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A tweet
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Cancer and alcohol

The less alcohol you drink the less your risk of cancer [...]
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Picture of tea bags produced by Skinny Mint, with their claim saying the tea bags can "kick bloat’s ass, boost your metabolism and cleanse your body"
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Dubious health claims about SkinnyMint 'detox teas'

Many dubious claims from "SkinnyMint", a company that makes "detox teas". One of their Facebook posts from 8/12/16 (picture attached - talking about their tea bags): "Did you know these [...]
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Screen shot from their website, also stuff on the home page and FAQs
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Go Skinny Tea

Go Skinny Tea will [...]
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Sirt diet, any substance in the health claims

The Sirt diet on web page http://sirtfooddiet.net There are several pages with various claims about how the Sirt diet and 'sirt foods' activate sirtuin which they claim have various benefits [...]
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adrenal fatigue

adrenal fatigue [...]
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Smoking vs Vaping

How much better for you is vaping to smoking? In recent weeks several newspapers, including the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Star and The Sun have all [...]
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Email of petition claiming University of Sheffield killed 82512 animals in 2015/16
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University of Sheffield killing 226 animals each day

University of Sheffield killed 82,512 animals in tests during the 2015/16 academic year — an average of 226 animals killed each day. [...]
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freshly squeezed orange juice
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Orange Juice

The claim is from Joe & the juice https://www.joejuice.com/ in Solihull west midlands UK, I took my elderly mother into their establishment and asked for an orange juice . They [...]
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Baby wearing

That baby carriers e.g. Baby bjorn cause hip displasia. [...]
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