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MYTH: Pregnant women should avoid exercise

MYTH: Pregnant women should avoid exercise

When women get pregnant especially for the first time, they worry about a lot of things. And when others get to know about this they also give them suggestions about what they should do and…

MYTH: You can spoil babies by holding them frequently

MYTH: You can spoil babies by holding them frequently

It is natural for a parent to pick up a crying baby. However if you hold him a lot more often than you put him down then you hear comments like, "you will spoil the…

MYTH: Rubbing iron or metal on wasp sting cures irritation

MYTH: Rubbing iron or metal on wasp sting cures irritation

You must have heard that rubbing iron or metal on wasp sting cures irritation. Dr Abdus Salam Khan, consultant emergency medicine from Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad says this is only a misconception. Iron can neither…

MYTH: Carbs make you fat

MYTH: Carbs make you fat

Many people think that carbs make one fat. Ayesha Zahid, nutritionist from Karachi says it is not true. Your overall diet pattern matters more than anything else. So, blaming carbohydrates alone is not justified. You…

MYTH: Green tea helps you lose weight

MYTH: Green tea helps you lose weight

Many people assume that green tea helps you lose weight. Dr Rezzan Khan, a nutritionist from Shifa International Hospital says that green tea is beneficial as it contains flavonoids. It increases metabolic rate but that…

MYTH: Antiperspirants cause breast cancer

MYTH: Antiperspirants cause breast cancer

Many people think that antiperspirants cause breast cancer. Dr Muhammad Zulqarnain, an Oncologist from Lahore says there are no evidences or authentic reports to support this myth. If antiperspirants cause breast cancer then every other woman…

MYTH: Gurr (jaggery) is better than sugar

MYTH: Gurr (jaggery) is better than sugar

Some people believe that Gurr (jaggery) is better than sugar. Fariha Zeeshan, a dietitian from Karachi says it is just a myth. Especially for diabetics who think adding gurr in tea instead of sugar will…

Should women avoid exercise during periods

Should women avoid exercise during periods

A common misconception among women is that they should avoid exercise during periods because it is not good for health. Exercising is not bad during periods.sni In fact, some exercises are the most effective cure…