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Explainer: The little-known stiff person syndrome

Published on : Jul 12, 2024

Recent Celine Dion video prompts conversations about the extremely rare...

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FDA updates guidelines to combat misinformation…

Published on : Jul 12, 2024

The revised draft guidance sets out a policy to support...

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LASA drugs pose significant public health…

Published on : Jul 11, 2024

The plethora of look-alike, sound-alike drugs are yet to catch...

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Explainer: Decoding Zika virus, prevention measures

Published on : Jul 10, 2024

Explainer: Decoding Zika virus, prevention measures  Given that there is...

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Fact-check: Smoking harms oral health in…

Published on : Jul 9, 2024

Reduced blood flow makes it tougher to detect gum disease...

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WHO guideline for 750 million tobacco…

Published on : Jul 9, 2024

The first-ever clinical treatment guideline for tobacco cessation in adults...

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Explainer: Why amoebic meningoencephalitis deaths in…

Published on : Jul 8, 2024

This could be a result of climate change, since rising...

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GPs can play a crucial role…

Published on : Jul 6, 2024

There is an urgent need to promote health literacy and...

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‘Concerning to see pseudo-experts encouraging the…

Published on : Jul 5, 2024

The Ordre des chimistes du Québeche, a regulatory body in...

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Fact-check: 3 common myths about blood…

Published on : Jul 5, 2024

Healthy adults can donate blood regularly. Not age, but health...

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Cigarette-style warnings on social media risks…

Published on : Jul 4, 2024

Dr Vivek Murthy slammed social networks for emerging as an...

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Explainer: How oral semaglutide aids weight…

Published on : Jul 3, 2024

The first oral GLP 1 approved by the USFDA for...

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Palestine’s oral health crisis amid conflict,…

Published on : Jul 3, 2024

Oral diseases are severely under-addressed globally, despite their prevalence and...

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Fact-check: Air fryer French fries a…

Published on : Jul 2, 2024

Air fryers operate at similar temperatures to deep fryers, but...

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The journey from melancholia to depression

Published on : Jul 1, 2024

We now know more about the human mind than we...

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Challenges and strategies in combatting health…

Published on : Jun 29, 2024

Fact-checkers face resistance and legal threats from companies, making collaboration...

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Myths vs Facts: Topical Use of…

Published on : Jun 28, 2024

Despite being vital for treating inflammatory skin conditions, topical corticosteroids...

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Study reveals alarming rise in global…

Published on : Jun 27, 2024

Rising global physical inactivity and increasing chronic disease risks highlight...

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WHO report highlights alcohol and drug…

Published on : Jun 26, 2024

The recent WHO report emphasises urgent global action to reduce...

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Japan reels under potentially fatal bacterial…

Published on : Jun 25, 2024

A critical health emergency has hit Japan, resulting in high...

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Improved cookstoves reduce low birth weight…

Published on : Jun 24, 2024

Implementing low-cost kitchens with improved cookstoves reduces low birth weight...

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Making Informed and Critical Health Decisions…

Published on : Jun 22, 2024

Combatting health misinformation requires critical consumption of information, utilisation of...

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Fact-check: Cellulite is normal, doesn’t need…

Published on : Jun 21, 2024

The cosmetic industry has capitalised on insecurities surrounding cellulite –...

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Early intervention in gestational diabetes key…

Published on : Jun 21, 2024

The latest Lancet Series calls for the urgent need to...

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Fact-check: Easy remedies for muscle cramps

Published on : Jun 20, 2024

Replenishing electrolytes like potassium and sodium, or stretching and massaging...

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Explainer: Why typhoid fever is so…

Published on : Jun 19, 2024

Access to clean drinking water, hygienic food, and typhoid vaccination...

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Fact-check: Flawed rationale behind soaking nuts…

Published on : Jun 19, 2024

Studies find that soaking nuts does not improve gastrointestinal tolerance...

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Optimal vitamin D intake for disease…

Published on : Jun 18, 2024

Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline focuses on supplementation guidance for...

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US military’s anti-vax campaign targeted Muslims…

Published on : Jun 18, 2024

A key part of the strategy was to amplify the...

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Adopt eccentric walking to boost muscle…

Published on : Jun 14, 2024

It can not only help in maintaining mobility and independence...

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South Asian countries can support PPPs…

Published on : Jun 13, 2024

Given that AMR poses a significant health burden, particularly among...

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Fact-check: Turmeric supplements can induce liver…

Published on : Jun 12, 2024

While curcumin generally exhibits safe metabolism and low toxicity among...

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High night-time temperatures increase stroke risk…

Published on : Jun 11, 2024

Researchers from Helmholtz Munich and the Augsburg University Hospital in...

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Fact-check: Vaccine scars don’t imply effectiveness

Published on : Jun 10, 2024

Older vaccines often used live but weakened viruses or bacteria...

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Explainer: Shingles is more than a…

Published on : Jun 10, 2024

The chickenpox vaccine is effective in preventing chickenpox as well...

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Hypothyroidism: My journey from apathy to…

Published on : Jun 7, 2024

A personal account of battling ignorance and online misinformation that...

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Fact-check: Pros and cons of brown…

Published on : Jun 7, 2024

Brown rice contains higher levels of fibre and vitamins. However,...

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Higher intake of ultra-processed foods associated…

Published on : Jun 6, 2024

Ready-to-eat products based on meat, poultry, and seafood present the...

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Climate change poses significant health challenges…

Published on : Jun 6, 2024

Nearly 2,50,000 additional deaths per year are estimated from malnutrition,...

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World Environment Day: Invest in breastfeeding…

Published on : Jun 5, 2024

Feeding a baby with formula for the first six months...

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WHO Member States set new pandemic…

Published on : Jun 5, 2024

Representatives from the WHO’s 194 member countries agreed on a...

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Explainer: What is Japanese Encephalitis?

Published on : Jun 4, 2024

The vector-borne disease spread by mosquitoes can lead to severe...

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Fact-check: Mangoes with black blotches may…

Published on : Jun 3, 2024

Besides the cancer risk associated with the consumption of fruits...

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Importance of Academia-Media Collaboration in Fact-Checking…

Published on : Jun 1, 2024

Collaboration between universities and media organisations can significantly strengthen the...

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World No Tobacco Day: 7 evidence-based…

Published on : May 31, 2024

It’s high time we de-normalise tobacco use, given the massive...

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World No Tobacco Day 2024 Crossword!

Published on : May 31, 2024

Dive into the clues and fill in the squares with...

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When summers become too hot to…

Published on : May 30, 2024

From India to Bangladesh and Myanmar to Thailand, the relentless...

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Explainer: Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Published on : May 29, 2024

There is no cure for IBS. However, dietary changes, medications,...

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Vaccination averted 154 million deaths in…

Published on : May 29, 2024

Vaccination accounted for 40 per cent of the observed decline...

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International Day of Action for Women’s…

Published on : May 28, 2024

More than 200 million girls and women alive today have...

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Fact-check: Spot reduction is a myth

Published on : May 27, 2024

Targeted exercises can improve muscle tone and appearance, but they...

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7,50,000 AMR-related deaths can be prevented…

Published on : May 27, 2024

Enhanced hand hygiene, equipment sterilisation, safe water, effective sanitation, and...

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Health Misinformation Across Borders – An…

Published on : May 25, 2024

Health Misinformation is not a uniform phenomenon across the globe;...

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Fact-check: Heat stroke can be fatal

Published on : May 24, 2024

The body temperature rises to about 40 degrees Celsius, coupled...

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Curable sexually transmitted infections account for…

Published on : May 24, 2024

In 2022, there were 2,30,000 syphilis-related deaths and 6,30,000 HIV-related...

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Explainer: How the menstrual cycle impacts…

Published on : May 23, 2024

Advanced MRI techniques provide fascinating insights into how hormones influence...

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Fact-check: Cowwal’s Cow Urine doesn’t have…

Published on : May 22, 2024

The product is still being sold on major e-commerce sites...

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Psychological inoculation works against health misinformation:…

Published on : May 22, 2024

Just as the body benefits from being exposed to low...

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Explainer: The spread of West Nile…

Published on : May 21, 2024

Most infections are asymptomatic, while some manifest as moderate fever,...

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Fact-check: The effect of alcohol on…

Published on : May 20, 2024

While alcohol can affect blood sugar levels, as claimed in...

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17 steps to combat obesity and…

Published on : May 20, 2024

Intake of cereals should be limited to 45 per cent...

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Empowering Communities to Combat Health Misinformation…

Published on : May 18, 2024

Simply restricting the dissemination of information may not be adequate;...

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Explainer: What is vitrectomy?

Published on : May 17, 2024

The risk of vitreous detachment increases with age, particularly among...

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Infections associated with health care delivery…

Published on : May 17, 2024

Publishes the first global guidelines to prevent the occurrence of...

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Fact-check: Excess calcium intake can pose…

Published on : May 16, 2024

While it may be easier to reach for a supplement,...

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Wearing makeup during exercise not healthy…

Published on : May 15, 2024

The heightened moisture retention could potentially hinder the natural evaporation...

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High BP affects almost 50% of…

Published on : May 15, 2024

Although one may not feel sick at first, if the...

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