Rumor has it... Recent Medical Rumors
Fact or Fiction
Do you keep up with the latest medical news?
Are you able to distinguish between fact and fiction (or some combination of the two)?
We've taken recent rumors from the medical section of Snopes.com, a popular fact checking website, and created a quiz to test your knowledge.
Take the quiz and see how you do and be sure to share the results with your friends and colleagues. Have fun.
Links to more information about each rumor will be included in the references below.
Snopes.com. Dry Drowning: An account of a 10-year-old boy's death explains dry drowning and its symptoms.
Updated 6/8/2017. Accessed 6/14/2017.
Dan Evon. Snopes.com. 'Fidget Spinners' Can Kill Your Child?.
Published 6/3/2017. Accessed 6/14/2017.
Alex Kasprak. Snopes.com. Does Cooking with Aluminum Foil Put You at Risk for Alzheimer’s?.
Updated 5/23/2017. Accessed 6/14/2017.
Dan MacGill. Snopes.com. Is Banana Boat Sunscreen Causing Burns in Children?
Published 5/19/2017. Accessed 6/14/2017.
Alex Kasprak. Snopes.com. Is the Human Body Like a Battery With a Finite Amount of Energy?
Published 5/18/2017. Accessed 6/14/2017.
Alex Kasprak. Snopes.com. Would Breaking a Vaccine Vial Necessitate Evacuating a Building?
Published 5/15/2017. Accessed 6/14/2017.
Alex Kasprak. Snopes.com. How to Drink All Night Without Getting Drunk
Updated 5/28/2017. Accessed 6/14/2017.
Alex Kasprak. Snopes.com. Do Falling Coconuts Kill More People Than Sharks Each Year?
Published 5/30/2017. Accessed 6/14/2017.
Alex Kasprak. Snopes.com. Did the 'Doomsday' Seed Vault Flood Due to Global Warming?
Published 5/23/2017. Accessed 6/14/2017.