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  • 3 common habits that severely and gradually affect one's health

    Your bad habits may not be as bad as you think, but some could be seriously hurting your health. Some of the habits that people have not only damaged their health, but in one way or the other harm those around them. Many of these habits can be broken or avoided but, the first step is to understand w...
  • Malnutrition: Types, symptoms and effects

    The most common form of malnutrition in the world is protein-energy malnutrition (PEM). In developing countries, inadequate intake of protein and energy is all too common, especially in infants and young children. While the symptoms of protein-energy insufficiency vary widely from case to case, it i...
  • Causes of frequent urination

    Urination also called micturition is the release of urine (a liquid by-product of metabolism in the bodies of many animals and humans) from the bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body. There is frequent urination (i.e., the need to urinate more than one does typically) due to con...
  • Foreign compound in the body

    Xenobiotics Xenobiotics refers to a foreign compound in the body, these compounds could be in the liquid, solid or gaseous form. The study of xenobiotics has become very important because of the problems, as well as possible benefits associated with it. Xenobiotics can be exogenous or endogenous. ...
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  • How to create a study plan for kids

    Education as a process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge is very important from the onset as it prepares oneself or others intellectually for mature life. If you feel like your kids spend more time in front of the TV set than they do with their books, then you may need to tackle the issue ...
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  • The medicinal and other importance of the plant Jatropha Curcas

    Introduction The use of a plant for food and as a medicinal source for relief from sickness is as old as mankind. Thus, every human race had developed their own peculiar kind of food and ethnomedicine or traditional therapy from various vegetal medicine resources in their catchment commun...
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  • What you need to know about hemorrhoids

    HEMORRHOIDS Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the lowest part of the rectum and the anus that cause discomfort and bleeding. The hemorrhoids could either be internal or external. INTERNAL HEMORRHOIDS These, as the name implies, are far enough inside the rectum that o...
  • Basic biochemistry on carbohydrates

    Carbohydrate is a biological molecule consisting of carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O) atom, with a hydrogen: oxygen atom ratio of 2:1 (as in water) and an empirical formula of Cm(H2O)n. Carbohydrates can be viewed as hydrates of carbon, hence their name. Structurally however, it is more accura...
  • Drug abuse and addiction

    What is drug addiction? Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain—they change its structure and how it works. These brain ch...
  • Urban sprawl: Is that really important?

    Sprawl; Is urbanization that takes place in either a radial direction around a well-established city or linearly along the highways over a given period of time. Urbanization; is the process by which large numbers of people become permanently concentrated in relatively small areas, forming cities. I...