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General Mental Health

I am not suffering from a mental illness. So am I mentally healthy? No, Mental Health Is Not An Absence Of Mental Illness. It is very important for us to understand what mental health really means. Mental health means the ability to maintain harmonious relationship with others, able to take …

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Violence

What is violence? Violence is being aggressive to the point that: Someone is physically or mentally hurt. Something gets broken. Something or someone gets hit. As a teenager, you would have been exposed to some form of teen violence at school or from media reports. Violence by teenagers is gaining …

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Understanding Medicines Labels

It is important for an individual to understand the label or package insert of a medicine before taking the medicine. Read medicine labels carefully to avoid any medication error. The Expiration Date on Medicines Labels The expiration date of a medicine is available on the medicine label. Expiration date is …

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Facts About Sugar

What is Sugar? Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that provides a source of instant energy and is easily absorbed by the body. Sugar is naturally available in carbohydrate-rich foods such as rice, noodles, bread, pasta and edible roots. It is also present in fruits as fructose and in milk as …

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Genital Warts

What are genital warts? Genital warts are caused by a group of viruses called Human papillomavirus (HPV). They can spread through : Sexual contact (vaginal, oral or anal). Childbirth, from mother to baby.   What are the features of genital warts? Most infected people are free of symptoms. Some may …

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Genital Herpes

What is genital herpes? Viral infection caused by Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2. Mostly caused by HSV 2. HSV 1 can be transmitted by : Sharing eating utensils. Kissing somebody with a cold sore. HSV 2 is transmitted through intimate sexual contact. Vaginal. Oral. Anal. The virus can …

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Chlamydia

What is chlamydial infection? It is one of the commonest sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a bacteria, Chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria spreads through sexual intercourse or oral-genital contact and can also spread from mother to her newborn during delivery.   How would you know you have chlamydial infection? You …

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Syphilis

What is syphilis? Caused by an organism called a Spirochete. Transmitted through oral, anal and vaginal sexual intercourse. It can also be passed from a mother to her baby during pregnancy.   How would you know you have syphilis? Syphilis occurs in 4 different stages : Stage 1 Painless red, …

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Transvestism

What is transvestism? This is an example of a paraphilia, which is a sexual deviant behaviour. Transvestism means getting sexual arousal by dressing up in clothes of the opposite sex. Known as cross-dressing or dressing in drag in order to feel sexually stimulated. More common in males than females. Example …

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Paedophilia

What is Paedophilia? This is an example of a paraphillia, which is a sexual deviant behaviour. A person with paedophilia gets sexual arousal through sexual interaction with children. It is a crime of having sex with children. The perpetrator may be a stranger, a person known to the child or …

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