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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 evi...

30 mins

Jan 03, 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 tent...

27 mins

Dec 03, 2021

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

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 tobac...

19 mins

Oct 22, 2021

Ep.9 - Real Issues & False Assumptions: Focus on 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 t...

33 mins

Sep 05, 2021

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...

28 mins

Aug 09, 2021

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...

16 mins

Jul 20, 2021

Ep.6 - Malignant Myths: Focus on Cancer - Part 1

The word 'cancer' strikes a deep fear in educated and uneducated people alike, probably because it is seen as an unbeatable disease that always leads to death. But senior oncologists Dr. Vinay Deshmane and Dr....

16 mins

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 th...

27 mins

May 13, 2021

Ep.4 - Pro-Choice, Anti-Myth : Let's Talk Maternal Health

is all about maternal health. Is the first breast fluid a mother produces good or harmful for the baby? Is it normal for a new mother to not be immediately emotionally attached to her baby? We are joined by ob...

17 mins

Apr 02, 2021

Ep.3 - Breaking the Cycle of Menstrual Myths

is all about the importance of talking about . Removing the stigma around periods by breaking down the walls of misinformation around it is the surest way to normalise menstruation. We do this with inputs from...

19 mins