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Posture

What is posture? The origin of the word posture is from a Latin verb ponere, which means “to put or place. The position we hold our body against gravity is what is meant as posture. Sometimes we do not realise that our posture is bad as we are used to …

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Posture

What is posture? The origin of the word posture is from a Latin verb ponere, which means “to put or place. The position we hold our body against gravity is what is meant as posture. Sometimes we do not realise that our posture is bad as we are used to …

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Bone Swelling

What Is Bone Swelling? Since bones are made of a dense, hard material on the exterior, most bone swelling occurs around the bone or in the joint spaces connecting one bone to another. Swelling due to excessive fluid, however, can occur inside the flexible material located in the center of …

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Costochondritis

Overview Costochondritis (with unknown cause) is a common cause of chest pain in children and adolescents. It accounts for 10% to 30% of all chest pain in children and adolescents. The peak age for the condition is 12-14 years. What  is Costochondritis? Costochondritis is a painful condition of the chest …

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Usage of Bleaching Agents Fair at a Price

The current generation is obsessed with the idea that fair is beautiful and handsome. More and more people are using skin whitening products to get a shade lighter on the skin shade barometer. Skin Bleaching (Photo Credit: Beauty-healthcare.blogspot) Skin bleaching, skin lightening, and skin whitening refer to the practice of using chemical substances …

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Lightning Safety

1Photograph © Thomas Allen/Getty Images Lightning is the most dangerous and frequently encountered weather hazard that physically active people face each year. According to our Meteorological Department places like Subang (Selangor), Bayan Lepas (Penang) and Kluang (Johor) have a whopping 180 to 200 “thunderstorm days” (TDs) per year (the number …

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Penile Foreskin

What is foreskin? Foreskin is the part of skin which covers the tip/head (glans) of the penis. Generally at birth, the foreskin is attached to the penis.  Within about 2 years the foreskin gradually becomes separated from glans penis and can be pulled back. How do I care for the …

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Scrotum

Young teen boys may develop pain in their groin or scrotum. This has to be taken seriously. See a doctor immediately. Scrotal pain can be due to epidydimoorchitis, torsion of testis or scrotal hematoma. EPIDIDYMO-ORCHITIS What is epididymo-orchitis Epididymis is a tube like structure which runs at the back of …

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Adolescents & Cosmetics

If you are a teen (or even new to wearing make-up), you are probably wondering what you  should buy and where to begin.  Market research shows that adolescents are using personal care product including cosmetics, make up and hair care for  a variety of purposes : As a means of …

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