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Many Americans Believe in Medical Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories abound in many places around the world, including the United States. And while many deal with space aliens or assassination plots, health issues are also the focus of concern.After surveying more than 1,300 adult Americans, scientists at the University of Chicago report that 49 percent of them believe in at least one of the six best known medical conspiracy theories.Those include that childhood vaccines cause autism, that authorities intentionally hide the benefits of...

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