NOTHING IS WRONG. YOU’RE JUST AGING

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Aging is the natural process of becoming older or the accumulation of various changes over time. These changes may seem scary to the average individual, which often makes old age dreadful. Meanwhile, the expected physical changes at old age can vary from person to person, depending on their individual genetics, lifestyle choices, and overall health. […]

BURSTING FOOD MYTHS FOR MOMS-TO-BE: ZOBO DRINK

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The idea of expecting a child can be a little overwhelming for the expectant parents. The pregnancy journey has various expectations at every phase; from the first, to second, and third trimester. These dynamics can trigger various concerns from family and friends, which often lead to suggesting numerous ways the pregnant mother can effectively manage […]

PERFORM CPR LIKE A PRO

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What is CPR? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a crucial life-saving skill that can make the difference between life and death in emergency situations. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a first responder, or a concerned bystander, knowing how to perform effective CPR is a skill that everyone should possess. Cardiac arrest can strike anyone, anywhere, at […]

ESPRESSO YOURSELF: BEYOND THE BEAN

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Coffee and caffeine, that hit, a match made in heaven. But have you ever wondered about coffee; the good and the bad sides to it? Beyond the Bean It is not just coffee; it is more than that. Did you know? A Note on Moderation While it brings an array of benefits, moderation of consumption […]

ECZEMA VS HYGIENE

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There are a few reasons why you are encouraged to take a bath at least twice a day but eczema is not one of them. You may want to object with the long-standing narrative that eczema is caused by poor personal hygiene. However, that belief is a thousand miles farther from the truth. Let’s start […]

DANGERS OF APHRODISIACS

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Aphrodisiacs, an alluring topic for centuries, captured human imagination with promises of enhanced desire, passion, and sexual performance. From oysters and chocolate to exotic herbs and even mystical rituals, aphrodisiacs have played a prominent role in human culture and customs. But what’s the truth behind these reputed love-enhancing substances? Aphrodisiacs (Myths vs. Facts) Oysters they […]

Breaking The Silence On Drug Abuse

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Opioid overdoses have become a tragic and far-reaching crisis affecting individuals from all walks of life. These potent drugs, which include prescription pain relievers, synthetic opioids like fentanyl, and illicit substances like heroin, can cause a dangerous suppression of the central nervous system, leading to respiratory depression and, in many cases, death. To address this […]

Hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoids, also referred to as piles, are swollen and inflamed veins located in the rectum or anus. They can be internal, situated inside the rectum, or external, found under the skin surrounding the anus. Hemorrhoids affect millions of people around the world. And despite their prevalence, many individuals are unaware of the causes, symptoms, and […]

Intermittent Fasting

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There are numerous dietary and even trendy eating plans that aren’t entirely healthy for everyone, especially if your goal includes cutting down excess calories and weight loss. It is crucial to note that when you eat is just as important as what you eat. That is why the subject of intermittent fasting can be beneficial […]

Unmasking the Hidden Epidemic: Hepatitis

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Hepatitis means injury to the liver with inflammation of the Liver cells. A virus causes five of the seven main types, including A, B, C, D, and E, as well as types X and G.Viral Hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year – that’s as […]