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...
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...
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,...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Over years multiple researches have tried finding the links between Vitamin D deficiency and 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.
The relation of cholesterol and cancer has been researched but has never been well established. But, there can be long term risks.
Obesity can result into high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, joint problems including osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, cancer, metabolic syndrome and psychological...
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Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed using the Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test. The A1C test is a blood test that indicates your average blood...