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Varicose veins

Varicose Veins DefinitionVaricose veins are large, twisted bulging blood vessels seen on the surface of the skin. Common sites of varicose veins include the insides of the legs and backs of the calves. Continue reading »

Varicose veins during pregnancy

Varicose veins during pregnancyPregnancy has long been known to contribute to varicose veins. In fact, this is one of the dreaded side effects to carrying a child. Continue reading »

History of pharmacy

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Premenstrual syndrome

pmsPremenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the term used to describe severe and unpleasant emotional and physical symptoms that some women experience during the week or two before their menstrual period. Continue reading »

Healthy diet

healthy dietA healthy and balanced diet is what allows you to function to your fullest every day. How do you know if your diet is healthy? The most effective way of achieving the optimum physical health is to adjust your nutrition and lifestyle according to the following key principles. Continue reading »

Glycemic index

Glycemic indexThe glycemic index (GI) provides a way to rank carbohydrate-rich foods according to the glucose levels in the blood following intake. Continue reading »


GarlicFamily: Aliaceae
Botanical latin name: Allium sativum (clove garlic: Ger.: knoblauch: Fr.: ail commun)
Garlic is a bulbous perennial growing to a height of 1 – 3 feet. It has pale pink or green-white flowers. Continue reading »

Free radicals

Free radicalsFree radicals are any type of molecules or atoms that are unstable due to an excess or deficient number of electrons, and aggressively seek to steal (or donate) electrons from other molecules or atoms to stabilize themselves. When a free radical attacks a molecule, the molecule loses or recieves an electron making it unstable. Continue reading »

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Foods to avoid during pregnancyThere are a lot of dos and don’ts that accompany a pregnant woman. Especially in the case of food consumption, there indeed is a lot of stuff that an expectant mom has to be careful about. Continue reading »

10 weeks pregnant

10 weeks pregnantYou are 10 weeks pregnant or 8 weeks after conception. Now your baby is almost an inch and a half! She weighs almost 0.18 oz or 5 grams. Continue reading »

9 weeks pregnant

9 weeks pregnantDuring week nine your baby is beginning to develop her bones and cartilage. All of the fingers and both thumbs have appeared but they are webbed. Continue reading »

8 weeks pregnant

8 weeks pregnantYou have been pregnant now for eight weeks if we count by gestational age and your baby has been developing for approximately six weeks since conception. How’s your baby measuring up this week? She is about a half to two-thirds of an inch long – the size of a kidney bean. Continue reading »

7 weeks pregnant

7 weeks pregnantThe seventh week of your pregnancy will bring its own frontiers to cross. Your baby will have been around for about five weeks now. At this time your baby is about a half of an inch big, or the size of a blueberry.Your baby will grow very quickly this week. Continue reading »

6 weeks pregnant

6 weeks pregnantDuring the sixth week of pregnancy your baby is beginning to set up a circulatory system that will help with brain development. Also his or her vascular system and heart is a single tube that runs in an up and down direction throughout his or her body. Continue reading »

5 weeks pregnant

5 weeks pregnantDuring week five of your pregnancy you may not know you are pregnant but you may have little signs. You may find that you are nauseous in the mornings or that you have dry heaves. You may feel a little tired and run down even though you have just awakened from a good nights sleep. Continue reading »