People asking for evidence

This is a live and unedited list of evidence requests coming through our website, not including requests people have chosen to keep private. 

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Tech-neck

Gazing down at our digital devices is causing a 50 per cent increase in lines and wrinkles in the lower face and neck area. Years of using smartphones has left [...]
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Whisky and bullshit

"Whisk(e)y is one of the best alcohols you can drink. Not only is it the least likely to give you a hangover, but it's also one of the healthiest around..." [...]
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KenHamWat

dinosaurs are not 65 million years old and went on Noah's ark and there are not as many varieties of dinosaurs as scientists have found only about 50. Dinosaurs lived [...]
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Teenagers and sleep

Various claims about teenagers' sleep patterns, needs, and risks. "A teenager's sleep-wake cycle can shift as much as two hours." "An average adolescent needs eight and a half to nine [...]
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Medman

Reiki healing, does it actually work? Why do some of the nations top hospitals offer reiki clinics now? Is it because there are no overheads and huge ROI? [...]
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ebrowne

More antioxidants in organic vegetables [...]
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Article in the Daily Telegraph
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New policies force uni's to teach practical science skills

That the proposed changes to GCSE and A-level science will mean universities will be [...]
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testing

Animal testing is wrong. [...]
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Super Juice

That a range of 'chronic diseases' including heart disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases can be cured by this 'Super Juice' DVD and recipes. [...]
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CRUK 'beat cancer' sooner

"We will beat cancer sooner" Cancer Research UK imply that if the public give them money, we will 'beat cancer' sooner. [...]
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Are GMOs Killing Bees?

gmos kill bees [...]
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Silver socks reflect back 95% of your heat

"Invest in some silver gloves or socks (£9.95 for two pairs from raynauds.org.uk) which reflect back 95 per cent of your heat." - The Sun "Natural pure silver minimises any [...]
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Offences "falling below the radar"

"Government claims that crime is falling are false because many offences are instead falling below the radar." [...]
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Dating apps and STDs

That rises in incidences of sexually-transmitted diseases, including gonorrhoea and chlamydia, can be blamed on dating apps. "Thanks to Grindr or Tinder, you can acquire chlamydia in five minutes." [...]
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Sugar swaps

That encouraging families to swap sugary food for alternatives can cut sugar intake by 40 percent. [...]
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Medical Detection Dogs
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Medical Detection Dogs

Cancer detection dogs can provide secondary screening for cancers. [...]
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GMO food crops

GMO food crops are harmful to humans. [...]
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before and after pictures of extreme weight loss
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potentially harmful weight loss pill

Doctor Oz talking about a new "Miracle Pill" for weight loss, Garcinia Cambogia. MTV Facebook feed reports weight loss successes of apparently skeptical individuals, as do the comments section (fake [...]
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Neal's Yard - Beauty Sleep Concentrate

CLINICALLY PROVEN TO MOISTURISE FOR UP TO 24 HOURS Our luxurious, lightweight and easily absorbed Beauty Sleep Concentrate has been scientifically formulated to support your skin’s natural night time regeneration, [...]
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Classroom clutter hinders the brain

Too much clutter could hinder the way the brain processes information. [...]
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Norfolk classrooms

Changing how a classroom looks can 'create spaces in settings that were helpful for lower-achieving boys and pupils speaking English as another language.' [...]
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Beige classrooms

That changing multi-coloured classroom displays and furniture to beige had an impact on children's focus and behaviour: "Children who are easily distracted are able to concentrate for longer periods if [...]
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Get FITT detox for autism

Heavy Metal Toxicity & Autism Many of the symptoms seen in autism have been associated with heavy metal toxicity. Elevated levels of Mercury, Cadmium and Lead have been found to [...]
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Claims that allowing vaping in public places would undermine the smoking ban & "re-normalise" smoking behaviours.

That use of electronic cigarettes, and in particular those that do not resemble cigarettes in any way, re-normalise smoking & smoking behaviour, and undermine public smoking bans. My comments: The [...]
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Claim that the use of e-cigarette in enclosed public spaces cause harm to others, including those with respiratory conditions.

That the use of e-cigarettes (electronic vapourisers) in encosed public spaces causes harm to others, including those with respiratory conditions. [...]
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