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Media Attention: Seat Belts and Distracted Driving

December 27, 2020

Not wearing a seat belt and being distracted while driving are two of the major causes of death in car accidents. But it took years of effort before even wearing a seat belt was seen as being normal. […]

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Drunk Driving and the Media: The MADD Campaign

December 26, 2020

The death of a young teenage girl named Cari Lightner prompted her mother to form MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving. This movement changed the way drunk driving was perceived in the country. […]

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A Skeptic’s Look: Does Drinking Water Slow Down Aging?

December 9, 2020

Many people turn to media stories to look for health advice. It is challenging to make sure the information is reliable. Looking at things through a skeptical lens will help ensure the reliability of the story. Read on for a practical case of fact-checking health advice. […]

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Using the Skeptic’s Toolkit to Find the Anti-aging Effects of Exercise

December 9, 2020

The Internet is a good source of health advice as long as you are sure it comes from a trusted source. The health tips presented in the online world should be taken with a pinch of salt to make sure they are effective. Read on to see how the skeptic’s toolkit can help in finding sound information about the anti-aging role of exercise. […]

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Zinc, Vitamin D, and the Common Cold

December 8, 2020

People and scientists have always looked for effective cures for the common cold. Two of the less popular ways, suggested by some scientists, are taking zinc and vitamin D, but these may really not cure a cold. […]

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Does Chicken Soup Cure a Cold?

December 8, 2020

There is no definite cure for the common cold yet, but the most common cure for a cold is having soup. It is an old method and looks like an inseparable part of cold remedies, but its efficacy has been put to test in some research studies. […]

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Are Vitamin C and Echinacea Really Curing the Cold?

December 8, 2020

Curing the cold has been a challenge for scientists since forever. Naturally, some myths have developed as many different studies have been carried out. The most common myth is of using vitamin C and echinacea for effective cure. […]

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