You are here

Cow Dung is Medicinal

☝☝☝ is it True or False?
61.5% chance that this is Fake News!
  If you agree, bet on the odd of $0.63 per dollar. So far, a total of $13 are in the betting pool
38.5% chance that this is Real!
  If you agree, bet on the odd of $1.6 per dollar. So far, a total of $13 are in the betting pool
<Related News and/or Description of Title>
Media: 
Vox
Give Thumbs Up ($5) to the Author if you like this Project: 
Vote up!
Vote down!

Points: 1

You voted ‘up’

The researchers, along with others from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Norway, and England, worked to identify the most important ideas a person would need to grasp to think critically about health claims, including:

  1. Just because a treatment is popular or old does not mean it’s beneficial or safe.
  2. New, brand-name, or more expensive treatments may not be better than older ones.
  3. Treatments usually come with both harms and benefits.
  4. Beware of conflicts of interest — they can lead to misleading claims about treatments.
  5. Personal experiences, expert opinions, and anecdotes aren’t a reliable basis for assessing the effects of most treatments.
  6. Instead, health claims should be based on high-quality, randomized controlled trials.
Validation

who/what - actor:

how - action:

✪ Verification Method: 
Wisdom of Crowd
Additional Information
Closing date: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30
Section: 
Health & Life