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Ep.12 - The Truth Beyond the Sugar-Coated Lies: Focus on Diabetes
Feb 28 2022
Ep.12 - The Truth Beyond the Sugar-Coated Lies: Focus on Diabetes
Diabetes is very common in India.  As a result, most patients and their loved ones now seem to think that they know everything about it. Such overfamiliarity leads to myths that are not backed by scientific evidence. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Prabhakaran Dorairaj as we tackle some of these myths, understand the practices a diabetic patient should actually follow, and share ideas for a multi-pronged strategy to deal with the diabetes epidemic in the country. Dr. Prabhakaran Dorairaj is the Vice President of Research and Policy, and Director at the Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, Public Health Foundation of India.Un-Viral is a podcast where we tackle that dangerous combination of the two kinds of virality—misinformation about health. Tune in to discern the real from the fake, and remember to Un-Viral.Resources: International Diabetes Federation facts and figures Understanding Type 1, Type 2 & gestational diabetes Diabetes myths debunked here, here, and here Why are Indians more prone to diabetes? ICMR guidelines for the management of Type 2 diabetes in India | Dr. Mohan's diabetes diet  Indian Diabetes Prevention Program (IDPP)- Lifestyle modification and metformin to significantly reduce the incidence of Type 2 diabetes Beware of the quacks: A case study of 'Dr.' Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury; fact-check Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed?  Understanding genetics and diabetes Celebrities and diabetes: Managing lifestyles Diabetes resources: RSSDI, Indian Medical Association on preventing diabetic blindness, American Diabetes Association guidelines Smoking/Tobacco consumption and diabetes: A CDC overview Campaigns to prevent and manage diabetes in India: RSSDI campaign and Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program The Health Misinformation ReportResearcher - Nanditha KalidossWriter, Host, Producer - Parvati MohanEditor, Designer - Jyothi Jeeru
Ep.11 - Time to Clear the Smoke: Focus on Tobacco - Part 2
Jan 3 2022
Ep.11 - Time to Clear the Smoke: Focus on Tobacco - Part 2
The world knows that tobacco consumption is dangerous and health experts have been telling us that the habit needs to be kicked. So, in this episode, we look at the way forward on this problem that has its tentacles hooked deep in all parts of the country. Senior Public Health expert Dr Sonu Goel joins us on this episode.Un-Viral is a podcast where we tackle that dangerous combination of the two kinds of virality—misinformation about health. Tune in to discern the real from the fake, and remember to Un-Viral.Resources:Understanding National Tobacco Control Programme NTCP and the COTPA ActReport on Tobacco Control Law in India – Origins and Proposed Reforms released by NLSIUInnovative approaches to implement MPOWER policies in low-resource settings: A significant reduction in tobacco use (21.2%–16.1%) since Global Adult Tobacco Survey-1 in Himachal Pradesh, IndiaNational guidelines for tobacco cessation Quit Tobacco: National Health Portal of India | Quitting Smoking & Tobacco Use: CDC GuideTobacco labelling regulations in IndiaDelhi Government Health Department issues show-cause notice to Hollywood actor Pierce Brosnan over endorsing a Pan Masala brandTobacco causes 1 death every 8 seconds in India: ReportIndia loses 1% of its GDP to diseases and early deaths from tobacco use, finds WHO studyEconomic Burden of Tobacco-Related Diseases in India: ReportTobacco Institute of India: Factsheet   Impact of Tobacco Cultivation on Farmers Centre drafts law to increase the legal age of smoking to 21 yearsResearcher - Nanditha KalidossWriter, Host, Producer - Parvati MohanEditor, Designer - Jyothi Jeeru
Ep.9 - Real Issues & False Assumptions: Focus on Mental Health
Oct 22 2021
Ep.9 - Real Issues & False Assumptions: Focus on Mental Health
Mental health is a complex topic where real issues are ignored but false assumptions and misinformation are paraded as the truth. In this episode, we look at some of these myths and their effects and get an expert view on the mental health situation in India and the way forward. Geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Debanjan Banerjee joins us on this episode.Un-Viral is a podcast where we tackle that dangerous combination of the two kinds of virality—misinformation about health. Tune in to discern the real from the fake, and remember to Un-Viral.Resources:Mental health consequences of COVID-19 media coverage: the need for effective crisis communication practices A study of Patients attending Mehendipur Balaji Temple: Psychiatric and psychodynamic aspectsIndia has 0.75 psychiatrists per 100,000 people: How telemedicine can bridge the gap between health experts and patients?Mental health implications of COVID-19 pandemic and its response in IndiaNational Mental Health Survey of India, 2015-16Indian mental health statistics on World Economic ForumWHO Resources on Mental Health, IndiaMyths and misconceptions on Mental Health: UNICEF, NCBIMental Health programs in schools: WHO FrameworkMental Health Resources/Tips: MoHFW, The Indian ExpressList of verified resources/mental health helplines: Vogue, Ticketfairy, GraziaResearcher - Nanditha KalidossWriter, Host, Producer - Parvati MohanEditor, Designer - Jyothi Jeeru and Suresh Dharavath
Ep.5 - Shush! to Myths, Not to Sex: Spotlight on Sexual Health
Jun 21 2021
Ep.5 - Shush! to Myths, Not to Sex: Spotlight on Sexual Health
As a society, we tend to look at sex as a procedure followed by a married man and woman to have a child. But seeing sex in this narrow light means that unmarried people of all sexual orientations get left in the dark. And it means poor contraception leading to unsafe abortions and sexually transmitted infections. Time to lose the stigma and talk about sex openly, making way for better sexual health for all. Joining us in 'Episode 5' are Sydney-based dermatologist and venereologist, Dr. Niveditha Manokaran and certified sexuality educator, Ms. Karishma SwarupUn-Viral is a podcast where we tackle that dangerous combination of the two kinds of virality—misinformation about health. Tune in to discern the real from the fake, and remember to Un-Viral.ResourcesUnderstanding the disadvantages of the pull-out/withdrawal methodCDC guide on the right way to use an external condom Safe sex: How condoms can help prevent STIs Choosing the right contraception Understanding Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUDs) in India Guidelines for safe sex practices here and hereHandbook on medical methods of abortion in India Everything you need to know on abortion in IndiaWHO guidelines for the management of Sexually Transmitted InfectionsWhy India needs to impart comprehensive sexuality education in its schools now more than ever  Comprehensive sexuality education briefResearcher - Nanditha KalidossWriter, Host, Producer - Parvati MohanEditor, Designer - Jyothi Jeeru and Suresh Dharavath