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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?

People who require regular dialysis, how should they stay protected during the Covid19 season?

Patients who require regular dialysis need to take special precautions at this time. Keep the following things in mind: Don’t miss dialysis scheduleif possible don’t use public transport to go to dialysis centreWear your mask...

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...

Can Hand sanitizers cause fire hazards? What is the best way to use hand sanitizer?

Hand sanitizers come in several varieties, including gels, foams, and liquids. They are meant to be rubbed directly onto the skin without adding water or needing to rinse. Normal hand sanitizers dries off very fast. Normally,...

Fact Checking Trending Health News, Claims & Myths

This mobile game is a good exercise but not a valid COVID-19 test

A small mobile game is being forwarded on WhatsApp. The game which is a breathing exercise is being claimed as a self COVID test. We consulted doctors and found the claim to be false.

Fact Check: Conspiracy theory audio message allegedly from Maharastra MLA Geeta Jain about COVID testing

An audio message is being circulated with the photo of a MLA Geeta Jain from Maharashtra implying that the message is from the elected representative. The audio is a two minute long message on conspiracy theory about the COVID-19 test and the politics around it. The message asks users to not get tests done and resort only to home treatment. We investigated and found that the message is false.

Fact Check: COVID treatment suggested by Nanavati Hospital’s Dr. Ansari and Dr. Limaye

A WhatsApp message doing rounds claims that the COVID experts of Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital have suggested a set of treatments for COVID-19 patients. The hospital has responded to the claims and clarified that these were not suggested by their doctors. We mark this claim as false.

ABP newspaper website publishes fake news: salt water not proven COVID19 cure

One of the most circulated Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika published a news on 5th July claiming that researchers of The University of Edinburgh have already discovered that gurgling with salt water can cure you from COVID19. The news report further was supported by a quote from an ENT in Kolkata, Dr. Shantanu Bandopadhyay, who claimed that salt water destroys the outer protein layer of the Novel Coronavirus. We investigated and found the claims to be false.

Fact Check: WHO says Social distancing, Masks no more needed

A series of social media posts have erupted on social media claiming that the World Health Organization has said that Social distancing and masks are not required since Asymptotic corona patients no longer transmit the disease. We investigated and found that all these posts are misinterpreted from a comment made by a WHO official, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, in a press conference in June 8 where she said asymptotic Coronavirus patients do not spread the disease. BUT, on following day, she has clarified her comment saying "it was taken out of context" and emphasized on the need to wear masks. WHO also has not changed their official recommendation related to social distancing norms. Because of that, we term these claims as false.

This mobile game is a good exercise but not a valid COVID-19 test

A small mobile game is being forwarded on WhatsApp. The game which is a breathing exercise is being claimed as a self COVID test. We consulted doctors and found the claim to be false.

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

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

If mosquitoes can carry Dengue virus, will they be able to carry Coronavirus too?

A twitter user advises people to be careful about mosquito bites because it can spread Covid-19. We fact check.

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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...

Can obesity be due to hereditary reasons?

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Can obesity lead to male impotency?

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What are the five common diseases caused due to obesity?

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Is obesity curable?

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Can obese women conceive normally?

Obesity can make it difficult for you to get pregnant. Being overweight can affect ovulation in females. Fat cells that make estrogen in the...

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...

Foods that will help you relieve stress

Green Tea Is green Tea effective in reducing stress? Many recent researches have shown that Green tea has a calming effect on your body. Given that it is the...

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....

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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...

CHOLESTEROL

VITAMIN DEFICIENCY

IF YOU MISSED

When Can I have Vitamin D deficiency?

You can have Vitamin D deficiency if your diet does not include enough nutrient rich in fat-soluble vitamins or if you have impaired intestinal...

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...

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 stress cause a loss in weight?

Chronic stress can cause a change in your weight. It can lead to both increase or decrease in weight. People react to stress differently...

Can stress cause erectile dysfunction?

Yes. Stress can be a cause for psychological erectile dysfunction. Erections can be reflexive (related to physical stimulation), psychogenic (the result of mental or visual images)...

Can Vitamin D deficiency lead to erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is often a vascular condition. It is caused by a damage to the endothelium. Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of...
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GOOD HABITS

How NOT to be a digital addict?

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

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

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 avoid a medical emergency?

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