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Irish Researchers Battle Against 'Infodemic'

The World Health Organisation have said that not only are we facing a pandemic with Covid-19 but we...
Eimear Shannon
Eimear Shannon

1:44 PM - 21 Apr 2020



Dermot & Dave

Irish Researchers Battle Against 'Infodemic'

Eimear Shannon
Eimear Shannon

1:44 PM - 21 Apr 2020

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The World Health Organisation have said that not only are we facing a pandemic with Covid-19 but we are also facing an ‘infodemic’ and if you've ever used a smart phone, you'll know all about it.

From theories on holding your breath to drinking water, it seems like we're constantly being subjected to false health information on our phones.

Now a team based out of NUI Galway have gotten together to get to the bottom of these theories and factcheck them.

Elaine Finucane who is on the team behind iHealthFacts spoke to the lads this morning about why you shouldn't be putting wine gums in your ears!

Irish Researchers Battle Against 'Infodemic'

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