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Why are diabetics at more risk during Covid-19?

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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.

Unisto: The syrup that cures stones in 4 hours doesn’t exist

A social media post that claims that a syrup called Uni-sto manufactured by Uniherbs Healthcare can cure stones in human body within 4 hours. We investigated and found out that such a syrup doesn't exist. The claim is 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.

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 and have a higher chance of serious complications. This is because diabetes is associated with an inadequate innate immune response. Also diabetes is associated with other conditions like hypertension and heart disease which makes patients more prone to complications.

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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.

Unisto: The syrup that cures stones in 4 hours doesn’t exist

A social media post that claims that a syrup called Uni-sto manufactured by Uniherbs Healthcare can cure stones in human body within 4 hours. We investigated and found out that such a syrup doesn't exist. The claim is false.

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