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Depression: Let’s Talk

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Let’s try to understand depression better.  Depression is a mood disorder that causes distressing symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle day-to-day activities like sleeping, eating or working. To be diagnosed with depression (also known as clinical depression or depressive disorder), symptoms must be present for most of the day, for nearly at least two weeks. In...
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Breastfeeding and Cancer Risk

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Having a child changes everything. As a mother, you always try to give them the best. Though it is a personal choice, there is no denying that breastfeeding gives your baby a healthy start. It is recommended that you breastfeed your baby for at least six months before the child start eating solids. Why? Because breast milk contains all the nutrients your baby needs for healthy growth and develo...
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How to Tell If You Are Pregnant

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If you are trying to get pregnant, waiting to take the test is probably the hardest and most frustrating time you will have to go through. Although you can’t have a positive home pregnancy test yet, here are some early pregnancy symptoms that might let you know that good news is on its way. The changes in the breast can be an early sign of pregnancy. Because hormone levels change ...
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Good Hygiene Habits

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Personal hygiene is the cleaning and caring of the body. The body needs to be cleaned to have good health, prevent illness and infection from bacteria or viruses. Here’s what you should be doing every day: Mouth – Make sure your mouth is clean by brushing at least twice a day. When you brush your teeth, ensure that you do it at least two minutes at a time. Better yet, set a ...
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Healthy Cooking Part 2

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Yes! Let’s get deeper into this new habit! Here are more tips for a healthier meal: Egg Egg is another essential ingredient in baking. Whenever the recipe allows for, instead of using the whole egg, use only the whites. Generally, the ratio is two egg whites to one egg. Why should you remove the yolk? Losing the yolk can lower your cholesterol intake. Also, the next time y...
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Healthy Cooking Part 1

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Whether it is Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali, Christmas or any other day, it is always a great idea to include healthy cooking habits into our meal preparations. Allow us to share with you how to eat healthy; by substituting some of the ingredients you commonly use in cooking/baking. Substituting new ingredients may feel foreign at first but if you stick to it, your body will have posit...
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Top 5 Harmful Habits For Your Heart

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Each one of us has a bad habit or two. They can be as simple as being untidy or dangerous as texting while driving. Here, we would like to highlight the top 5 harmful habits for your precious heart and what to do to break out of them: Harmful Habit #1: Smoking Yes, this bad habit will definitely appear as top of the list. The chemicals in tobacco smoke harm your blood cells and ...
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How Vacations Can Improve Health

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Feeling stressed and wanting to go on a vacation? Then vacation is just what the doctor ordered! Let’s look at why you should go on vacations, not as though you need the extra reasons, right? But here is why we all deserve a vacation: Undeniably, stress has a negative impact on health. Too much stress puts a strain on your body and this can lead to ill health. Although we need som...
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Habits for Healthy Eyes

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Our eyes, just like our body, need to be in great shape for them to be well for years to come. Many eye diseases and conditions have no symptoms until it is too late. Here are some suggestions of what you can do in order to preserve and maintain healthy, happy eyes: Eat Right. This is too easy. All you need to do is to eat foods that are good for your eyes. Food that contain im...
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