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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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

Fact Checking Trending Health News, Claims & Myths

Masks can cause fungal infection in lungs?

A Facebook user has published a message claiming that usage of masks is causing fungal lung infections in people. We have fact check on the possibility of the same and found that masks can cause fungal infections only if they are unclean or stored in unhygienic conditions. We find the message as Mostly False.

TATA Health WhatsApp advisory about Covid-19 home treatment is fake and dangerous

A whatsapp message in circulation carries the link of TATA Health and carries a series of advisory for COVID-19. The message talks about three stages of COVID-19 and suggests various self medication treatments. We investigated and found the message is false.

Fact Check: Is holding my breath for 10 seconds to 1 minute a self-test for COVID-19?

Multiple posts have come up on social media claims that there is a ‘self test’ to see whether you got COVID-19. The post claims that if you can hold your breath for 10 seconds, you do not have COVID-19. We investigated and found the claim to be false.

Coronavirus losing potency: WHO didn’t say it but some other scientist did

We received a WhatsApp forward in our helpline about a particular facebook post claiming that World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a circular saying Coronavirus is becoming less potent.

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.

Social media posts claim masks can cause Hypoxia. What’s the truth?

Can wearing mask for long cause oxygen deficiency in your body? We speak to doctors across multiple disciplines to fact check the viral claims.

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

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.

Drinking hot water can kill coronavirus causing Covid-19?

A social media post claims that the Coronavirus, after entering the body stays in the throat for 4 days. Drinking water or gurgling with hot water mixed with salt or vinegar will kill the virus at that stage. We fact check.

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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?

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Can a dentist tell if you have diabetes?

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How is Type 2 diabetes diagnosed and what are the symptoms?

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GOOD HABITS

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

How NOT to be a digital addict?

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