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Fact Check: How is your facial hair connected to COVID-19?

Quick Take A Facebook post claims that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the public health institute in the United States recommends people...

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Is mouthwash proving to be effective against Coronavirus?

While mouthwash may not cure a COVID-19 patient but researchers have found out that they may decrease the viral load in oral cavity and thereby the risk of transmission.

Fact Check: Consuming alcoholic beverage reduces risk of COVID-19

A facebook post has come up again about drinking alcohol can prevent COVID-19. This time many of such posts are claiming that it is as per a research report of Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

FabiFlu vs Livfavir: The price difference message is fake

A viral message on facebook claims that while FabiFlu, the recently launched medicine by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals for treatment of COVID-19, is priced at Rs. 103 per tablet; Livfavir, manufactured by Livealth Biopharma, is a drug of similar composition and is much cheaper. We investigated and found that message is mostly false.

Fact Check: Hot Tea and Steam for Coronavirus

Another claim about Coronavirus cure has cropped up on social media. This one is about drinking hot tea, inhaling steam and gurgling with hot water. We fact check.

Using UV rays to kill Coronavirus: Can sunlight be effective?

A social media post claims that UV rays can kill Coronavirus. We Fact Check

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Vitamin C, Garlic, Bitter Gourd: Fact Checkers claim they can’t save you from CoronaVirus; We say, you should still add them to your diet...

Multiple social media posts and whatsapp messages have been floated around about various foods that can prevent or cure CoronaVirus.Various websites have written them as completely fake....

12 nutrients that can help you beat depression

Depression is caused by a series of factors including genetics, hormones, illness and stress. However, according to researchers your diet may help to some extent in controlling...

Iron overdose can hurt you. Here is how

  Why is Iron important in our body? Iron is an essential mineral in our body. It is an important part of the hemoglobin in blood. Hemoglobin is the...

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How much can I walk during gestational diabetes?

If you have gestational diabetes, walking 2 or 3 times a day, everytime for 30 minutes will be beneficial to your health. Walking can...

How can I reduce the chance of gestational diabetes?

You develop gestational diabetes when your body becomes more resistant to insulin. If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it means your body isn’t...

When and why should I get tested for gestational diabetes?

You should be screened for gestational diabetes during your pregnancy. Your doctor will recommend an oral glucose tolerance test to screen gestational diabetes. This...

Can I exercise with gestational diabetes?

Yes you can exercise if you are pregnant and is diagonised with gestational diabetes. In fact, exercising under adequate supervision is both safe as...

Can I breastfeed my baby if I had gestational diabetes?

Yes, you can breastfeed your baby even if you had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Breastmilk is good for the baby. If you breastfeed the...

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Can stress be beneficial?

Stress is not always bad, it can be beneficial too. Sometimes, you may discover that you perform well on days when you are stressed. Moderate levels...

Can obesity lead to male impotency?

An obese male has an increased risk of impotency. An obese person develops insulin insensitivity in the body. As a consequence, his blood glucose levels...

Can obesity cause cancer?

Obesity can be linked to the overall increased risk of cancer. Being overweight or excess body fat can affect the function of the immune...

Can Vitamin D deficiency lead to kidney problems?

People having Vitamin D deficiency are more than twice as likely to develop albuminuria over a period of time (as per the American Journal...

What is the difference between anxiety and stress?

Stress is body’s reaction or response to any kind of demand or pressures you feel in life. Anxiety is a symptom caused due to...

How is Type 2 diabetes diagnosed and what are the symptoms?

Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed using the Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test. The A1C test is a blood test that indicates your average blood...
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