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Sport & Nutrition

What are the benefits of sport for adolescent? Improve strength and endurance Helps build healthy bones and muscles Helps control body weight Reduce anxiety and stress Increases self esteem May improve blood pressure and cholesterol level Can Body Mass Index (BMI) be used to assess nutritional status of adolescent athletes? …

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Breastfeeding Problems

Breastfeeding is a natural process. However, the first two weeks of breastfeeding can be a difficult time especially if you are a first time mother. Here are a few common problems faced by some mothers: Breast engorgement Not enough milk Sore nipple Breast engorgement Causes Breast engorgement is caused by …

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Proper Technique for Breasfeeding

To ensure a successful breastfeeding, your baby should be put properly to the breast. Usually, positioning and attaching your baby to the breast comes naturally, but some mothers and babies need time and practice to get it right. The following tips may help. Positioning Attachment Signs of poor attachment Assessing …

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Benefit of Breastfeeding

Introduction Getting ready for the birth of your baby is an exciting, yet busy time. Before deciding how you’re to feed your baby, consider breastfeeding because it provides many benefits to your baby and you. To get the full benefits of breastfeeding, you are encourage to breastfeed your baby exclusively …

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Food & Drug Interactions

What is a food-drug interaction? A food-drug interaction happens when the food you eat affects the active ingredients in a medicine you are taking so the medicine does not work the way it should.  In a broader sense it happens when both food and drugs are taken at the same …

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Guide for Plastic Food Packaging

Introduction Plastics are widely used in the food sectors. They range from packaging, wraps, containers, kitchenware, baby bottles etc. Plastic packaging makes food more convenient and keeps food safe by providing physical protection. It prevents contamination and damage during transportation, delivery and storage. Since plastics become an indispensable element in …

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Campylobacter Food Poisoning

Causative Agents Campylobacter jejuni Source Intestine of animals (pets, cattle, chicken, ducks, birds) Contaminated water (from animal waste) Food Implicated Food not adequated cooked Raw milk or inadequately pasteurized milk Untreated water Raw shellfish Raw /inadequately cooked mushroom Mode of Spread The most common way for food to be contaminated …

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Bacillus Cereus Food Poisoning

Causative Agents Bacillus cereus causes two types of foodborne illness which is emetic (vomiting) and diarrheal form. Source Environment Dust and soil Spices. Food Implicated Inadequate cooked rice Fried rice Cereal product Pudding Vegetables Meat dishes Starchy foods Mode of Spread Improper handling and serving of cooked food Holding cooked …

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