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Do You Believe In Medical Conspiracies?

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A new study finds about half of Americans believe at least one medical conspiracy theory.

University of Chicago researchers surveyed more than 13-hundred adults about six popular medical conspiracy theories. 37-percent fully agreed that U.S. regulators are restricting access to alternative medicines, while 20-percent believed routine vaccinations cause autism.

In fact, the only theory that most disagreed with was that a U.S. spy agency had infected a large number of black Americans with HIV.

Experts say people may believe in conspiracy theories because they are easier to understand than complicated medical information.

 

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