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....
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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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.
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The pandemic has given rise to a popular keyword called 'immunity booster'. From alternative medicine brands to FMCG companies have started attaching the term to their product. We do a consolidated fact check on all these advertisement and product claims by fact checking the keyword 'immunity booster'. Our investigation reveals that most of these claims are half true.
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A fake image has been doing rounds on multiple platforms in internet. The image shows photo of a blue water melon and claims that it is Moon Melon - a melon breed that is cultivated in Japan. The image has been shared on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp since 2014 and has been fact checked a number of times. We found out that the message is False.
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A Facebook post claims that an Indian student named Ramu who studies at Pondicherry University has found a cure for COVID-19. The post further claims that the cure has been accepted by WHO. We investigated and found that the claim is 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.
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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...
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...
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...
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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...