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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...

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 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...

I am a diabetic and I have to go out to work. Is there a special care I have to take during the Covid...

If you are a diabetic and if you have to go to work, you should follow various precautions. Maintain physical distancing, wear a mask, wash hands frequently and avoid touching the face. These are the usual precautions that are...

Can a Diabetic be Asymptomatic Covid-19 patient?

People with Diabetes are tagged as high risk for Covid-19. Can you be a silent carrier of Coronavirus? How to know?

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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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...

Is obesity curable?

Obesity is a curable disease.  Obesity can be cured by adopting effective weight loss strategies that include lifestyle modification, dietary therapy, and physical activity....

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 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...

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...

Why should I be concerned if my child is obese?

Obesity is a very common disorder and is one of the most serious public health challenges for children and adults. Obese children are likely...

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...

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...

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...

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, which normally works...

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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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Can mental stress affect my oral health?

Yes, stress can affect oral health. The most common problem with psychological stress is teeth clenching. This can happen without you realizing it. In severe...

Why should I be concerned if my child is obese?

Obesity is a very common disorder and is one of the most serious public health challenges for children and adults. Obese children are likely...

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...

I am a Vegan. How can I fulfill my requirement for Vitamin D?

If you are a vegan and you do not consume non-vegetarian foods and milk products, you can still get your requisite amount of Vitamin...

Can having Vitamin D deficiency hurt my sexual health?

Vitamin D plays a key role in improving the sexual health of both men and women. As per a study published in the Journal...

How long does gestational diabetes last?

If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes during your pregnancy, there are chances that your diabetes will go away soon after your baby is...
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GOOD HABITS

How to avoid a medical emergency?

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

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 NOT to be a digital addict?

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

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
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