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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...

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...

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,...

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

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: Egg and Banana together is harmful

A social media post claims that consuming Egg and Banana together is harmful. We did a fact check on the same and found out that the claim is false.

Fact-Checking Alzeihmer test: Where is the Camel in the picture?

Despite being written off by Fact checkers multiple times, this test continues to exist in social media, forums and YouTube videos. It is a human face created by placing photos of various animals. The claim is that if one manages to find the image of the camel among all other animals, then he can be assured of not having Alzheimer disease. We mark this as False.

Garlic and Cancer: What is the relation?

Recent researches have shown Garlic is effective on Cancer cells. But, do not stop your chemotherapy thinking that Garlic will cure Cancer.

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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Diet Tips

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...

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...

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...

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VITAMIN DEFICIENCY

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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...

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 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 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 to manage gestational diabetes during my pregnancy?

During pregnancy, you can initially manage gestational diabetes by monitoring the blood sugar levels, performing regular physical activity, and adopting a healthy eating plan. Follow...

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...
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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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