Obstetrics1 Feb 2015
Exercise has become a vital part of many women's lives. However, theoretic concerns have been raised about the safety of some forms of exercise during pregnancy. To begin with, you should consult your doctor before starting any physical activity. Then, you should take into consideration whether you were already active before getting pregnant. · In case you were following a regular exercise program prior to your pregnancy, you should be able to maintain that program to some degree...
Infectious Diseases31 Jan 2015
We all know about the important role that germs present on hand play in the spread of diseases. However, little research has been done to find out which is the best method for drying the hands after washing so that air-borne spread of infection from the hands is minimal. There are three methods that are commonly used for drying hands, namely: · Use of jet dryer · Use of warm air dryer · Use of paper towels A recent study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection...
Nutrition29 Jan 2015
Dietary fibre or roughage is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants is one of the best foods to block both the absorption of fat and to burn up extra calories. Sounds almost too good to be true; however, it really works. Some of the ways to fibre up your diet are; to eat whole grain cereals or fibre enriched breads for breakfast and fresh fruits with skin rather than juice. Consuming more vegetables (carrot, peas cabbage, green beans corn and spinach) legumes and salad...
Nutrition18 Jan 2015
Iron is a mineral that makes up an important part of haemoglobin, the substance in blood that carries oxygen throughout the body. Iron also carries oxygen in muscles, helping them function properly. Iron helps increase your resistance to stress and disease. The body absorbs iron more efficiently during pregnancy; therefore, it is important to consume more iron while you are pregnant to ensure that you and your baby are getting enough oxygen. Iron will also help you avoid symptoms of tiredness,...
Nutrition7 Dec 2014
A food craving is an intense desire to consume a specific food, and is different from normal hunger. It may or may not be related to specific hunger. Beyond the physiological reasons for food cravings, they often have something to do with emotion and desire. Food cravings arise to satisfy emotional needs, such as calming stress and reducing anxiety, Carbohydrate craving for sweets, cakes, potato chips may be caused by low blood sugar. This condition can occur when you have not eaten for...
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