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Un-Viral is a podcast from Factly 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.

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Un-Viral is a podcast from Factly 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.

    Ep.12 - The Truth Beyond the Sugar-Coated Lies: Focus on Diabetes

    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 Do...

    • 29 min
    Ep.11 - Time to Clear the Smoke: Focus on Tobacco - Part 2

    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 reme...

    • 26 min
    Ep.10 - Deceitful Clouds of Smoke: Focus on Tobacco - Part 1

    Ep.10 - Deceitful Clouds of Smoke: Focus on Tobacco - Part 1

    Tobacco consumption in the twenty-first century is a puzzling thing. There is enough science to tell us it is a bad thing and yet, people continue to use it in large numbers. So, in this episode, we look at the myths around tobacco usage that make it so attractive, examine the law around it in India, and understand some of the effects it has on its users.Un-Viral is a podcast where we tackle that dangerous combination of the two kinds of virality—misinformation about health. Tune in to discer...

    • 19 min
    Ep.9 - Real Issues & False Assumptions: Focus on Mental Health

    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 r...

    • 32 min
    Ep.8 - An Infodemic within a Pandemic: Focus on COVID-19

    Ep.8 - An Infodemic within a Pandemic: Focus on COVID-19

    From the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, misinformation has been hand-in-hand with authentic information. In this episode, we do a deep dive into who the stakeholders in COVID-19 communication are, how they are connected to one another, and possible solutions to coming out of this infodemic. Joining us in this episode is Professor K. Vishwanath.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 ...

    • 28 min
    Ep.7 - Science First, Faith Second: Focus on Cancer - Part 2

    Ep.7 - Science First, Faith Second: Focus on Cancer - Part 2

    Early diagnosis and a scientific treatment plan are the most important tools in the fight against cancer, followed by faith and a positive attitude. In part two of two on Un-Viral's cancer special, we listen to senior oncologists Dr. Geeta Kadayaprath and Dr. Vinay Deshmane take us through each of these aspects of cancer treatment and the way forward in cancer research.Un-Viral is a podcast where we tackle that dangerous combination of the two kinds of virality—misinformation about health. Tu...

    • 15 min

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