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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...

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...

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...

People with slightly higher creatinine rate, those who do not necessarily require dialysis, are they equally at higher risk Covid19?

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. If creatinine is building up inside your body and not getting excreted through urine,...

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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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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 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 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...

Diet Tips

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...

Vitamin D deficiency? Here is a easy to manage daily diet

Vitamin D is hard to get through diet. If you are not careful, you will end up missing the requisite amount your body needs. Our body makes...

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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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 early in my pregnancy can gestational diabetes occur?

Gestational diabetes usually occurs during 24th to 28th week of pregnancy when the placenta is producing more hormones. These hormones interfere with the insulin of...

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...

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...

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...

What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. In this, the pregnant women develop high blood sugar levels which usually disappear...
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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 avoid a medical emergency?

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

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
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