The fact-checking platform examines health claims and myths in the print media, on the Internet and in advertising.


Every day we are confronted with claims about new treatments, medical diagnostic tests or alleged health risks. They raise hopes, but also fuel fears and concerns. What is credible and based on scientific facts, what is exaggerated or even made up?

Fact-checking and reader inquiry service

The team behind Medicine transparent researches the scientific studies on such claims and health myths. The findings are summarized in a manner accessible to the general public and are published on our website. Central to is a free inquiry service where readers can submit health claims for verification.

Medicine transparent, a section of Cochrane Austria, is funded by the Federal Health Agency and the Lower Austrian Health and Social Fund.

This service is intended for a German-speaking audience, and detailed information is available at





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