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Causes of Depression

Causes of Depression As no two people are the same it makes it difficult to fully understand mental health issues. The causes of depression cannot be honed down to just one single reason. There are multiple different factors that can play a part in why a person may suffer with depression. What is depression? Many people within their lifetime will experience periods where they will feel sad. Depression is more than this. It is a disorder that affects a person’s mood and general outlook on life. With depression you may have intense feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness. This can...

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The Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

The Symptoms of Osteoarthritis   Sometimes known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis found in the knee. It is formed as the cartilage in the knee gradually wears away. This causes the bones of joints to rub more closely together. Generally, the symptoms of osteoarthritis result in pain, swelling, decreased movement and stiffness. Causes Women over the age of 55 are the most at risk in developing osteoarthritis. However, there are a number of other causes to the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Age – As you get older, your ability to heal cartilage decreases Weight –...

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Importance of Bones

Importance of Bones  One thing all of us have in common is that inside us, underneath our skin and muscles, is a skeleton. These skeletons are made up 206 bones in most fully grown adults. The importance of bones is evident in both a scientific and historical nature. This post will briefly explore both of these areas. What? Made up of mainly collagen and calcium phosphate, bone is a living and growing tissue. The collagen is the protein used to build the soft framework. Calcium phosphate adds strength and hardens this framework. There are two parts to bone. The...

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The Importance of Cloves

The Importance of Cloves Clove is a spice with a rich history and one that comes with a number of benefits. Following its origins from the Maluku islands to its use in todays society, you will see the importance of cloves and the impact it can have on your every day life. Island of spice (and everything nice) Getting its name from the French word for nail, ‘Clou’, clove was one of the first spices to be traded. It was local to the Maluku islands (also known as the ‘Spice Islands’). There is evidence that cloves have been found...

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Fun Things to do With Your Children Over the Summer

Fun Things to do With Your Children Over the Summer Thinking of fun things to do with your children over the summer can seem like quite a daunting task. It can be difficult to come up with fresh ideas on how to keep your children’s attention. Also trying to think of cost-effective activities can prove tough too. To try and help, here is a list of some ideas to help you and your children have a great summer. These bikes were made for walking Going for long walks and bike rides is a great way to combine exercise with...

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