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Adolescent Blood Cholesterol

1.      Introduction Sometimes high cholesterol levels are found in children and teenagers. It is usually a condition that runs in families (genetic condition) and is called Familial hypercholesterolemia. You may feel well and not realize you have this condition until you do a blood cholesterol test. It is important you …

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Adolescent Blood Sugar

1.      Introduction It is important you do a blood sugar test if: You are overweight You are unexpectedly losing weight but eating more Your parents have diabetes You experience unusual thirst, tiredness or pass a lot of urine You frequently have sores or infections You become pregnant A high blood …

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Exercise & Fitness

1.      What is fitness? Fitness is one’s physical state of being able to effectively carry out the activities of daily living, take part in a sporting or recreational activity and still have reserve energy for emergencies. Fitness can be improved with appropriate exercises. Total physical fitness is recognized by its …

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Piercing

Introduction Body piercing is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the body and   jewelry is inserted through it. Body parts pierced is usually the ears, nose or umbilicus. Other rarer body parts used for piercing include nipple, genitalia, eyebrow and tongue. Like tattooing, when the process involved …

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Tattoo

Introduction A tattoo is a form of body modification or drawing on the skin made by inserting pigmented ink into the dermis layer (second layer) of the skin. Tattooing involve placement of the ink into the skin’s dermis as this is the most stable layer of the skin. This is …

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Hair Care

Introduction Hair is essential in determining your looks or appearance Human has around 100,000 hairs on their head. Every day, an average of 100 hairs can fall and this is replaced by new hair growth. Hair has two distinct features; the follicle is the part beneath the skin and the …

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Minor Cuts

What are cuts (lacerations)? Cuts occur when there is a break in skin or body surface after injury.   What should you do? Stay calm. Minor cuts usually stop bleeding on its own but proper care is important to avoid infection or other complications. Place the casualty at rest. This …

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Body Odour

What is body odour? When your sweat mixes with bacteria, it causes an unpleasant body odour Body odour is also influenced by certain foods like garlic and curry   Is any particular person more prone to body odour? Anyone may affected Boys are more affected than girls   What are …

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