Posts made in November, 2013

World Diabetes Day | 14 November 2013

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Diabetes Day  |  14 November 2013

Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas, that acts like a key to let glucose from the food we eat pass from the blood stream into the cells in the body to produce energy. All carbohydrate foods are broken down into glucose in the blood. Insulin helps glucose get into the cells. Not being able to produce insulin or use it effectively leads to raised glucose levels in the blood (known as hyperglycaemia)....

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Coping with Exam Stress

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Coping with Exam Stress

With in full-swing now, many teenagers are facing what is, for most, the biggest challenge yet. Everyone’s individual reactions to it will be different. Many students, however, may be panicking. Follow our advice on taking exams, and reduce stress the easy way. Plan your time Draw up a realistic revision schedule and stick to it. Include some time for relaxation — it’s not healthy to constantly have your nose in a book. To maximise your concentration, break up your time into 15-minute segments, interspersed by five-minute breaks. Knowing that you have a break coming up helps to...

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10 Tips for Healthy Eating During Exams

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

10 Tips for Healthy Eating During Exams

When you’re studying for finals, good nutrition often slides way down on the priority list. It’s easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, actually, good nutrition should be part of your study plan because it’s going to help you ace those tests. The better the fuel your brain gets, the better you’ll study. It’s a…well…no-brainer. Here are 10 tips for eating right during exams: How do I eat smarter? Meeting daily vitamin and mineral requirementswill make doing your best much easier. Iron and B...

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