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Should people with mild kidney problems, check their creatinine levels even more frequently during Covid19 pandemic?

Kidney diseases are not to be taken lightly. What looks to be a 'slightly higher creatinine' can mean a considerable higher reduction is kidney function. This builds up toxins in your body, which gets released in the blood stream...

I am diabetic. What should I do to take special care during Covid-19?

Diabetics should firstly prevent the development of COVID-19 by taking the usual precautions of washing hands, wearing a mask and practising social distancing. You should follow a proper diet and exercise and take your medications regularly to keep the...

Why are kidney patients categorized ‘high risk’ during Covid19 pandemic?

Patients with kidney diseases, especially ones who had transplants, are generally put on anti-rejection medicines (also known as immunosuppressive medicines). While these medicines are required to treat the particular renal problems, it makes the immune...

Why are diabetics at more risk during Covid-19?

People with Diabetes are NOT at more risk of getting infected with Coronavirus more than others. However, IF infected, diabetics are at a risk of having worse outcome than others. Diabetics are vulnerable once they contract COVID- 19 infection...

What special diet restrictions should kidney patients impose on themselves during this season of Covid19?

Patients who require regular dialysis needs to remember that they are at a very high risk of getting infected with Covid19. Their immunity levels are lower and visits to the hospitals for dialysis can increase the risk of exposure....

Fact Checking Trending Health News, Claims & Myths

Updated Fact Check: Can Dettol kill COVID-19 causing Coronavirus?

NOTE: This is an updated Fact Check on an earlier published story on the same topic - Dettol can kill Coronavirus. The...

Fact Check: Is sleeping with socks on a bad thing?

Quick Take A WhatsApp message circulated suggests that wearing socks at night while sleeping can...

Fact Check: Video by e-commerce website Champ Fit claims steaming kills Coronavirus

Quick Take A video uploaded on YouTube by a channel called Champ.fit claims that...

Fact Check: Did WHO release a list 7 brain damaging habits?

Quick Take A Facebook post lists down 7 brain damaging habits along with a WHO...

Fact Check: Will adding Pepper in food prevent you from COVID-19?

Quick Take A WhatsApp message claims that giving Pepper to patient of COVID-19 will cure...

Fact Check: Is sleeping with socks on a bad thing?

Quick Take A WhatsApp message circulated suggests that wearing socks at night while sleeping can...

Myth Buster

Vitamin D deficiency and Cancer: Are they related?

Over years multiple researches have tried finding the links between Vitamin D deficiency and Cancer.

Are diabetics at higher risk of getting cancer?

Over years the relation between cancer and diabetes has become an area of interest for endocrinologists and oncologists. While a large number of research suggests people with high diabetes are at higher risk of developing cancer, a few others suggest some diabetes.

High blood pressure and high cholesterol do not lead to cancer directly, but…

The relation of cholesterol and cancer has been researched but has never been well established. But, there can be long term risks.

Covid19 - Stay Informed Stay Safe

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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How can obesity be prevented?

Majority of the times, obesity can be prevented easily by altering lifestyle and food habits. A healthy diet, a regular exercise regime helps keeping...

Can obesity be due to hereditary reasons?

Genes play a role in obesity. However, only in rare cases inherited obesity is caused by a single gene. Most of the time, obesity...

Does obesity cause male erectile dysfunction?

If you are obese, you have an increased risk of erectile dysfunction (ED). Obesity causes insulin insensitivity in the body which leads to high...

What are the five common diseases caused due to obesity?

Obesity can result into high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, joint problems including osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, cancer, metabolic syndrome and psychological...

How common is child obesity?

Child obesity is a serious medical problem. It has reached epidemic levels in developed as well as in developing nations. Obese children are above...

What is the difference between overweight and obese?

Overweight and obese are two different classification used to denote the body fat of person (also known as BMI). Body mass index (BMI) is a...

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...

What are the primary causes of obesity?

Primary causes of obesity include unhealthy food choices, lack of physical activity, genetics or other medical conditions. Unhealthy food choices that lead to obesity could...

Diet Tips

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...

Does Folic Acid help in lowering blood pressure?

What is Folic Acid? Folic Acid (also known as Folate or Vitamin B9) is a type of Vitamin. Folic acid helps the body produce and maintain new cells....

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...

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Women's Health

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...

DIABETES

Is Vitamin C good for diabetic patient?

Vitamin C has positive effects on blood sugar level, as shown in multiple researches. Vitamin C may make up for low blood levels of insulin,...

How often should diabetics go to the dentist?

If you have diabetes, it is important for you to see your dentist regularly. This is because you are at a greater risk of...

Does diabetes make your teeth fall out?

Diabetes can take a toll on your entire body including your oral health. Diabetes is linked to tooth loss mainly because people with diabetes...

Does diabetes cause peridontal disease?

If you have diabetes, you are at a higher risk of developing periodontal diseases. Periodontal diseases are the infections in the gum and bone...

Can a dentist tell if you have diabetes?

Your dentist can surely spot symptoms of diabetes but a conclusion can only be drawn after a proper blood diagnostic. One sign of diabetes...

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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IF YOU MISSED

Can I have normal delivery if I have gestational diabetes?

If you have gestational diabetes and nearing your due date, you are probably worried whether you will have a normal delivery. But you need...

Do Vitamin D supplements help?

There are contradicting results of various research on whether supplements help your body get enough Vitamin D. A research by US National Library of Medicine...

How frequently should I have blood glucose tests if I have gestational diabetes?

If you have gestational diabetes, your doctor will recommend frequent check-ups, especially in your last three months of pregnancy. During these check-ups, your doctor...

Can Vitamin D deficiency cause menstrual problems in young women?

The deficiency of Vitamin D may affect the length of menstrual cycle in young women. Irregular menstrual cycle delays pregnancy and may affect ovulation....

How often should diabetics go to the dentist?

If you have diabetes, it is important for you to see your dentist regularly. This is because you are at a greater risk of...

Will I develop type 2 diabetes if I had gestational diabetes?

There is no certainty that you will get type 2 diabetes if you had gestational diabetes. However, women diagnosed with gestational diabetes have an increased...
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GOOD HABITS

What to do soon after you wake up?

What you do after you wake up defines how your day will go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gP5Ytc56K4

How to wake up early in the morning?

Waking up early helps you to maintain a healthy body and mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am5AWjQ2yU8

How to avoid a medical emergency?

Stay Alert. Prepare for any medical emergency. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL_ngtVIgB8

How NOT to be a digital addict?

Create a schedule. Reduce your screen time a bit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCGMKu6R6P8
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