But the age of the Internet has given new life, not only to popular and common beliefs about causes, cures and treatments, but it has also spawned a new generation of reports that at best can be unproven or misleading, at worst downright dangerous.
In this area, there's often a narrow line between fact, conjecture and falsehood. The "jury is still out" on some claims.
This jumble of opinions is particularly the case in the debate about prevention and treatment of serious diseases.
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