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Swine Flu Myths Busted

Health expert and journalist Robert Davis is pointing his finger at the Internet and blaming the spreading of silly myths—like an onion's ability to absorb the H1N1 virus—and virtual viruses due to the net's "unprecedented power to spread false—and sometimes harmful—information." Davis says urban legends are inevitable during an epidemic like the swine flu, but warns people to be cautious and to learn the real facts before trying any miracle germ-killing gels, immune-boosting herbs, or filling out questionnaires claiming to be from legit health sources that require sharing personal information.