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stress

Healthy Lifestyle
February 20, 2020

The power of pets to boost your health

Owning a pet can do more than just make you happy, they increase the likelihood of you exercising, engaging in outdoor activities and socialising, and more...
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Mental & Emotional Health
February 20, 2020

Struggling with a stutter? Here’s what you can do.

Do you repeat or prolong words, syllables or phrases? Stuttering, also known as stammering, is a speech disorder where there’s an interruption of the normal flow of speech. A stutter can take on many different patterns.
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Mental & Emotional Health
October 21, 2019

These male celebrities struggle with their mental health too

What do Trevor Noah, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Big Sean and Prince Harry have in common? Apart from being famous, they’re all fighting the battle against mental health.
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Mental & Emotional Health
October 21, 2019

Beating anxiety: top tips for students, from experts

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. For example, when you have an upcoming test or have to speak in front of a group. But when anxiety interferes with your life, sleep, productivity at work or campus, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. If you have anxiety, there is help available. Here’s some expert advice to get you started.
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Fertility
October 8, 2019

How stress can influence your fertility

Could stress really prevent you from getting pregnant? Stress, depression and anxiety are described as common consequences of infertility. While stress alone doesn’t necessarily cause infertility, it can push a person toward unhealthy behaviours. These unhealthy behaviours can affect your fertility.
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Skin
August 8, 2019

These good bacteria live on your skin

By now, you’ve probably heard of the gut microbiome: the array of microorganisms that live in your digestive system. It turns out that your skin has its own community too.
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Men's Health
April 8, 2019

Why you should wake up with an erection

A nocturnal penile tumescence (spontaneous erection) happens to men of all ages, even babies, but it has nothing to do with sexual stimulation. In fact, having a morning erection could actually help you assess your health.
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Food & nutrition
January 23, 2019

Why do you have a sweet tooth?

Cupcakes, ice cream, doughnuts and chocolate. Hmm… It’s past your bedtime, yet you can’t fall asleep because you’re thinking about sweet treats. But why have you suddenly been hit with sugar cravings? A food craving is an intense desire for a specific kind of food. Sometimes that desire can be so intense that you won’t feel satisfied until you have that specific food. Where’s it coming from? There are a few reasons why you crave sweet foods. 1. Your hormones aren’t balanced Hormones play an important role in food cravings. An imbalance of hormones like leptin (which helps to regulate appetite,…
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