The Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine: Myths of anti-fertility agents & vaccine related deaths

The government of India, in collaboration with UNICEF, have initiated a vaccination drive for measles-rubella (MR) vaccine. This country wide program, started in February 7, 2017 to go until April 2019, has targeted to achieve 410 million children va...

Depression: The myths & falseness of Sadhguru’s quotes

“The main cause of depression in the world today is too much eating, not enough physical activity.” Jaggi Vasudev, a spritual guru also known as Sadhguru, frequently gives twitter sermons on depression. He confuses depression, a clinical condition wi...

Scientific research ascertains mercury toxicity but Sadhguru continues to endorse it for Indian traditional medicines

The Union cabinet of India approves the ratification of Minamata Convention on mercury to ban its usage. Sadhguru (Isha foundation) endorses mercury use in Ayurveda and Siddha medicines. Sadhguru indulges in pseudoscience on mercury where he c...

Why is it dangerous for AYUSH practitioners to prescribe modern medicine?

On October 25th, 2017, a pair of quacks running a hospital were held on charges of medical negligence after a woman died in their facility. Later, on November 15th, 2017, a 16 year old girl died following an injection administered by alleged quack in...

No, homeopathic pill Gelsemium 200 will not protect you from Nipah virus infection

“Gelsemium 200, Homeopathy medicine for Nipah Virus, Weekly 3 doses for 3 weeks. It can protect you from the virus. Please do share it with your friends and family...May you all be safe”Following the outbreak of Nipah Virus infection, a message h...

Depression is not ‘low mood’: Misleading advice from the Ministry of Health

"#Depression is a state of low mood that affects a person's thought, behaviour, feeling & sense of well-being. One must take up activities that keep him or her boosted in order to cope with depression. #SwasthaBharat #MentalHealth #LetsTalk"....
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P-500 Paracetamol tablet doesn’t contain Machupo virus, hoax shared over 270,000 times on Facebook

A social media hoax that has been viral since early 2017 and has been denounced multiple times continues to be viral on Facebook and WhatsApp. The text of the hoax states, "URGENT WARNING! Be careful not to take the paracetamol that comes written P-5...

Is Homeopathy an effective form of treatment?

Samuel Hahnemann, born on the 10th of April 1755 in Meissen, a small town in Eastern Germany was the father of homeopathy whose ideas have been documented, referred to and practised upon widely by the world’s homeopathic practitioners. He has written...

How a Fake ISIS threat was used to market pseudoscience

Dr. Mukesh Harilal Shukla, who claims to have studied B.Com (HA College of Commerce, Ahmedabad), and later an MD and PhD in Alternative Medicines (see the prerequisite for these courses here) is a bio-herbal research scientist based in Ahmedabad, G...

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