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Tag: scare-mongering

8/29/2018

Wasted wasps and deadly dog licks: How the summer’s creepy crawlies are infecting our health news

8/24/2018

What you need to know about stories proclaiming ‘no safe level of alcohol’

8/17/2018

What you need to know about news stories claiming ‘smartphones speed up blindness’

10 5/1/2017

Patients are not plane crash victims and hospitals are not plummeting jetliners

1 7/15/2016

Things that are unlikely to kill you this summer, despite alarming news headlines