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MOH Refutes Health Rumors
30 June 2019

​​​The Ministry of Health (MOH) has underlined the importance of retrieving the health information from reliable scientific resources and not to lend an ear to rumors, misleading propaganda and false information on a number of health topics, which have no any scientific or medical basis. 

MOH continues its activities and campaigns to promote health awareness among all member of community. In this context, MOH has published an awreness series dubbed «They Say» on its Twitter page about false rumors, which some people circulating as correct information. 

Through a series of short videos and infographic, MOH has refuted 40 circulating rumors, including: influenza vaccine may cause harm to pregnant women or their babies, overuse of asthma inhaler can make you addictive, the use of sterile alcohol for hand cleansing has complications and side effects, drinking soft drink helps to digest fatty foods, all types of juices are useful, don't use psychiatric drugs because they are addictive, deodorants, especially that contain aluminum, cause breast cancer, stop taking hypertension medications if your reading is normal, antibiotics treat influenza quickly, hearts diseases affect the elderly only and eating a lot of sugar increases the incidence of diabetes.   
Such awareness-raising activities come in continuation of MOH's efforts to maintain the health and safety of all community members, to promote health awareness and to urge individuals to adopt healthy behaviors.

MOH called upon everyone to visit the awareness series «They Say» and review all these information on its Twitter page

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