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Petrie Jansen van Vuuren ANALYSIS: Can vitamin C really prevent or cure a cold?

By Petrie Jansen van Vuuren

Buy any over-the-counter cold remedy at your local pharmacy and it’s bound to contain vitamin C. In most cases, it won’t make much of a difference though. Here’s the evidence for when it might.

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David Ajikobi COMMENT: 3 days, 21 sessions, 186 fact-checkers & me

By David Ajikobi

Relatively new to fact-checking, David Ajikobi joined 186 other delegates in Madrid, Spain, in early July for the fourth Global Fact summit. The peer discussions, fact-checking collaborations and new tools demonstrated recharged his fact-checking drive.

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Petrie Jansen van Vuuren ANALYSIS: Does stress have a colour?

By Petrie Jansen van Vuuren

South African president Jacob Zuma again referred to stress as “a white man’s disease” recently. Does medical research prove stress affects various races differently? Petrie Jansen van Vuuren investigated.

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