It is NOT advisable to rely on this Scent Leaf treatment for Kidney diseases!

Kidneys are vital organs of human life. Hence, we often come across a number of social media posts highlighting the importance of healthy kidney functionality. However, the accuracy of the content mentioned in these is not guaranteed.  This is our investigation of such a misleading post that claimed a drink made using scent leaves could help […]

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While some of these habits can impact brain activity; This is a list Falsely attributed to WHO!

Human brain is arguably the most complex organ in the human body and recognized as the body’s command center, influencing every aspect of life. There are thousands of social media posts related to the human brain, its structure, and functional details. This is our investigation related to a viral social media post attributing to WHO and claiming to be seven […]

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Edited image of BBC viral claiming Monkeypox is an airborne disease

BBC has not published the viral message. The image is edited. As World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Monkeypox virus as a global health emergency, a lot of false information is also circulating around the Monkeypox virus. The United States has recently declared it as a national emergency. Amidst this, an image carrying information about […]

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EXPLAINER: What Is Monkeypox And How It Spreads?

With the first case of Monkeypox reported in India, the alarm bells have been started to ring. A 35-year-old man from Kerala returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) three days ago where he contracted the disease. The Monkeypox outbreak began in May when suspected cases were reported in Europe. Around 60 countries have reported […]

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FACT CHECK: Has Japan banned the use and shut down the production of microwaves? Find out the Truth

A viral message listing the harmful effects of Microwave oven is going viral on messaging platforms. The message claims that because of its harmful effects, the use and production of  Microwaves has been banned in Japan. Fact Crescendo Assamese received the same message on its 24×7 Factline number 904 905 3770 with a request to […]

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WHO has NOT removed Cannabis from “Drugs” Category!

Cannabis is a plant that has uses as a recreational and medicinal drug.  Cannabis plants produce a group of chemicals called cannabinoids, which is considered to have mental and physical effects when consumed. Cannabis has been used as a medicine in Eastern as well as Western medical practices over the years. Yet its use as […]

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WHO Director General’s Old Statement on SL Health Services shared out of context; Read the truth here….

As Covid-19 patients were being detected from different regions of Sri Lanka towards end of March 2020, health officials urged the government to take firm action to combat the spread of the virus. The government acted swiftly by addressing infrastructure issues as well as safety and medical equipment requirements to minimize the spread of the […]

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Consuming alcohol cannot protect you from coronavirus

As the battle against the coronavirus intensifies with record number of deaths being reported on a daily basis, medical experts have highlighted the importance of self-quarantine as the best form of defence against the communal spread of the deadly disease.  As a result, governments around the world have considered the option of some form of […]

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WHO did not Snub Sri Lanka Citing Inadequate Measures in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

With the amount of misinformation related to COVID-19 on the rise governments around the world and health officials have been continuously highlighting the importance of following verified sources for latest updates. Since World Health Organization is the authorized body to comment officially on the status of the COVID-19, public have been closely following the guidelines […]

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Misleading claims about traditional cures and self-checks for Coronavirus

With World Health Organization declaring COVID19 a pandemic situation with worldwide spread of the disease, social media platforms have been flooded with dubious claims that prevents or cures the coronavirus infection. Our fact checks revealed almost all claims are not scientifically proven, while some of these remedies might have symptomatic improvement for COVID19. In this […]

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