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AdamTroy7

That each tax payer (on £23000 p.a) pays £1113 towards Welfare - which IS NOT inclusive of STATE PENSIONS etc etc [...]
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Taylor

Cancer cannot survive in an alkalie rich body/environment. [...]
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Does the full moon give you sleepless nights?

I read in The Daily Express and the Daily Mail how a study found there was a reduction in sleep during the full moon. The article highlights the time taken [...]
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Screenshot of press release http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/92/11/14-031114.pdf
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Intrinsic sugars rate of absorption

Claim: "These do not include the sugars present in whole fruit and vegetables, which are sometimes known as intrinsic sugars. These sugars are encapsulated by a plant cell wall. They [...]
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Full moon
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Whats the evidence that the full moon gives you sleepless nights

The full moon led to a reduction in sleep. [...]
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Screenshot of Boots website showing the product and categories under which it is listed
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Boots ladycare

Boots list the Ladycare Magnet under menopause and women's health. I interpret this as a claim that the Ladycare Magnet can benefit the health of women during menopause. [...]
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-2817343/Feminist-t-shirts-sweatshop-row.html
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Feminist sweatshirts?

That Feminist T-shirts were made in sweatshirts [...]
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Music helps IVF success

Vibrations from music improves fertilisation success rate of IVF [...]
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Claim that vapour from e-cigarettes makes MRSA bacteria more aggressive

Vapour from e-cigarettes makes antibiotic-resistant bacteria more dangerous. [...]
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NHS poster campaign

A poster campaign by the NHS will change how doctors and nurses treat patients . [...]
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Paleolithic diet

That it is healthier to eat a Paleolithic diet as our ancestors did, because such a diet would better suit our genome. [...]
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No prison sentences for drug users will cut reoffending

People convicted for possession of small amounts of drugs should not be put in prison in order to cut reoffending. [...]
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Badger Cull Evidence

Defra have decided to remove independent scientific oversight of pilot schemes assessing whether culling badgers reduces TB in cows. [...]
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Yakult "is scientifically proven to reach the gut alive".

The strain of bacteria used in yakult (Lactobacillus casei Shirota) "is scientifically proven to reach the gut alive". [...]
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Red Wine Acne Treatment Spot On

Red Wine is an effective treatment for Acne [...]
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daily mail headline
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Trendy teaching

This Daily Mail story claimes that trendy teaching methods are inefficient and harmful. I'd like to ask for evidence and find out how robust it is [...]
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Screenshot of Department for Transport press release
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Financial benefit of big, fast tractors

- British Farmers are at a competitive disadvantage to their continental counterparts by current limits on tractor speed and weight - Reduction in tractor journeys allowed by larger tractors and [...]
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London bus
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Saving 50,000 tons of CO2 a year?

Using biodiesel made from London's used cooking oil in London buses could save 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. [...]
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Gold-flecked gloves make your skin look younger

A new pair of commercial gloves supposedly contain “minute particles of 24-carat gold that are bound to molecules of hyaluronic acid” that “helps to reduce the appearance of lines and [...]
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Wind Farm
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Wind farms and house prices

Wind farms can knock [...]
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Underpants to protect you from mobile phone radiation

Underpants - with a "mesh of pure silver" incorporated into the material - can "block at least 99.9% of the harmful radiation". [...]
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Eating placenta can "reduce postnatal depression"

Eating placenta can "reduce postnatal depression". [...]
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Ann Summers

When working at Ann Summers I was told to advise customers that the ‘Buzz Fresh Wipes’ were able to prevent infections. [...]
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tablet
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Finish Dishwasher Tablets

Finish ‘Power and Pure’ dishwasher tablets now contain "less chemicals", instead cleaning through "active oxygen". [...]
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People who live alone yield more food waste than the average person

people who lived alone threw away 40 per cent more food and drink than the average person [...]
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