Dealing with suicidal thoughts and feeling.1

You’re not alone; many of us have
had suicidal thoughts at some point
in our lives. Feeling suicidal is not a
character defect, and it doesn’t
mean that you are crazy, or weak, or
flawed. It only means that you have
more pain than you can cope with
right now. This pain seems
overwhelming and permanent at the
moment. But with time and support,
you can overcome your problems and
the pain and suicidal feelings will
pass.

Please continue here… http://m.helpguide.org/articles/suicide-prevention/suicide-help

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Wonna enjoy your delicacies this xmas?Here’s How to protect your teeth

Jenny Idam(Dental Therapist)

Do you want to enjoy your xmas delicacies without pain?
Do you want to keep your gum healthy,and void of bleeding?
Do you want to know why i don’t use tooth pick?
Welcome on board.You are at the right place.
As a dentist,i’ve watched with uttermost concern and heartache, the damage incured due to the careless use of tooth pick. Chicken,sauce,Isi ewu(goat head),nkwobi (african delicacy,esp among the Igbos, of Nigeria)snail sauce,pepper soup,etc are always beckoning on our appetite.When we are done,we face the challenge of removing the debris. Which we can hardly ignore,even if we wanted to.
In such a situation,we are usually faced with two alternatives:flossing or tooth~picking.
Based on scientific research findings,and personal observation as a clinician;tooth pick is destructive to the teeth,gum and other structures that keep the teeth strong.
Your gum holds your teeth,supplies it with blood,and nutrients;and also adds beauty to your looks and smile.Tooth~picking causes damage to it. It also creats holes,called periodontal pocket,in your gum. The hole created,give room to dangerous micro organisms to live and multiply in your mouth. It also,affects the strenght of the affected tooth/teeth,making it mobile. Thats why a person who desires a healthy teeth this xmas, must desist from the use of tooth pick. Ask how i handle debris?I floss. Yes!unlike tooth pick,dental floss doesnt expand your interdental spaces (spaces inbetween your teeth). It also has an antimicrobial effect,due to the way its made.Some are waxed,while some are not.
Dental floss has a small thread that is simply moved inbetween the interdental spaces.It can be easily gotten from pharmacy shops,and supermarkets,apart from a dental clinic. Remember to brush rightly,and floss twice every day,okay.
“prevention is better than cure”Ancient proverb

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How to take care of your Baby

Expect Bumps, Spots, and Rashes

There’s nothing quite like the soft,
delicate skin of a baby. And nothing
like a cranky infant irritated by
diaper rash, cradle cap, or another
skin condition. While your baby is
perfect, your baby’s skin may not be.
Many babies are prone to skin
irritation in the first few months
after birth. Here’s how to spot and
treat common baby skin problem.
Newborns Are Prone to Rashes
The good news about your newborn’s
rashes: Most cause no harm and go
away on their own. While caring for
baby’s skin may seem complex, all
you really need to know are three
simple things: Which conditions can
you treat at home? Which need
medical treatment? And how can you
prevent baby from experiencing skin
problems to begin with?

Continue…http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ss/slideshow-baby-skin-care

Pregnancy test made esasy,online

You’re probably wondering for some time if you are pregnant. Watching yourself, your body and your behavior. Browse
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pregnant woman

Online pregnancy test

Pregnancy Test
You’re
probably
wondering
for some
time if you
are
pregnant. Watching yourself, your
body and your behavior. Browse
hundreds of websites to check what
are the symptoms of early
pregnancy. Do not worry! This
simple and quick very early
pregnancy test will allow you to
gather all the information and
evaluate the likelihood of whether or
not you are pregnant. You don’t
even have to visit pharmacy to buy
early pregnancy test, because you
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pregnant. Simply fill out a short
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Combating loneliness~Not a fairy tale

Samantha Evilsizer

“My eyes are ever toward the LORD,
for he will pluck my feet out of the
net. Turn to me and be gracious to
me, for I am lonely and afflicted.”
Psalm 25:15-16 (ESV)
Don’t look his way, her heart and
mind insist.
She doesn’t want to look. Then
again, she does. Though my friend
did not check the “Plus One” box on
her RSVP card, she wishes she had.
Why had she come to this party
alone? Maybe then she wouldn’t
gravitate to him.
He’s reckless and destructive. My
friend knows better, but he’s the
only one who can relate to her. Even
so, she avoids eye contact, hoping to
make him believe she doesn’t need
him anymore.
She succeeds until another round of
laughter fills the Christmas party.
Her resolve walks out as he walks up
to her, extending a knowing hand.
Fingers entwined, she falls in his
snare. She can’t stand him … this
companion called loneliness.
In the midst of listening to
marriage, baby, vacation, life-is-
grand stories, she hears the voice of
loneliness, high above the
conversations: You’ll never have this.
You’ll be lonely forever .
She had promised herself she
wouldn’t turn her eyes to him this
time. As she was getting ready for
the party, she put this truth on: “My
eyes are ever toward the LORD, for
he will pluck my feet out of the net.
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.” (Psalm
25:15-16 ESV)
But she forgot this hopeful promise
as she fell into the trap of
loneliness.
By the time the clock chimed an
acceptable hour to bid her
goodbyes, she was eager to be gone.
One step out the door and she
lowered her guard too soon.
Loneliness had saved his best for
last. Powerfully, he pummeled lies
until she believed: You will always
be lonely.
When he trotted off, leaving her
alone, a different hand reached
down. One that is gentle and
healing. Let me help you up. Rough
night, huh?
She looked up to see His scarred
hand extended.
How’d You know I was here?
He tells her He’s been there the
whole time, always near, at the ready
to rescue any time she looked to
Him for help. As she faced Him, He
began to untangle the false claims
of loneliness with truth: I am near
(Psalm 145:18). I will never leave
(Deuteronomy 31:6). I am your joy
(Psalm 16:11).
Hollow parts of her heart filled with
the confidence of Jesus. She knew it
was time to break-up with loneliness
for good. Not just at parties, during
holidays, or weekends with nothing
planned.
Maybe it’s your time too? Truth is,
loneliness can tag along whether
you are alone or surrounded by
family and friends, on special days
and ordinary days.
There’s only one way to keep
loneliness from being a constant
companion in life. It is to make sure
our “… eyes are ever toward the
LORD …” Psalm 25:15a (ESV).
Let’s keep our focus on God and call
out to Him when we feel loneliness
setting a trap for us: in the festive
times, in the quiet times, at all
times.
Dear Lord, my eyes are ever toward
You, for only You will release my feet
from the trap of loneliness. Will You
please turn to me and be gracious to
me, for I am lonely and afflicted?
Thank You for being near and being
my joy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

http://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/encouragement/?gclid=CIfGwrmdxLsCFSbNOgod3kYAlw

The danger of Anxiety.

(HealthDay
News) — Could anxiety boost the risk
for stroke? A new long-term study
suggests just that — the greater the
anxiety, the greater the risk for
stroke.
Study participants who suffered the
most anxiety had a 33 percent
higher risk for stroke compared to
those with the lowest anxiety levels,
the researchers found.
This is thought to be one of the first
studies to show an association
between anxiety and stroke. But not
everyone is convinced the
connection is real.
“I am a little skeptical about the
results,” said Dr. Aviva Lubin,
associate stroke director at Lenox Hill
Hospital in New York City, who had
no part in the study.
The researchers pointed out that
anxiety can be related to smoking
and increased pulse and blood
pressure , which are known risk
factors for stroke. However, Lubin
still has her doubts.
“It still seems a little hard to fully
buy into the fact that anxiety itself
is a major risk factor that we need to
deal with,” she said.
Lubin said that treating risk factors
like smoking, high blood pressure
and diabetes are the keys to
preventing stroke . “I doubt that
treating anxiety itself is going to
decrease the risk of stroke,” she
said.
The report was published Dec. 19 in
the online edition of the journal
Stroke.
The study was led by Maya Lambiase,
a cardiovascular behavioral medicine
researcher in the department of
psychiatry at the University of
Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her
team collected data on more than
6,000 people aged 25 to 74 when
they enrolled in the first U.S.
National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey, started in the
early 1970s.
These people were interviewed and
had medical tests and completed
questionnaires to assess their levels
of anxiety and depression.
Over the following 22 years, the
researchers used hospital or nursing
home records and death certificates
to keep track of strokes among the
participants.
The investigators found that even
after taking into account other
factors, even modest increases in
anxiety were associated with greater
odds of having a stroke.
“Everyone has some anxiety now and
then. But when it’s elevated and/or
chronic, it may have an effect on
your vasculature [blood vessel
system] years down the road,”
Lambiase said in an American Heart
Association news release.
It’s not clear whether anxiety itself
increases the risk of stroke, or if the
rise is due to the behaviors these
people exhibit. For example, people
with high anxiety levels are more
likely to smoke and be physically
inactive, the researchers noted.
In addition, higher stress hormone
levels, heart rate or blood pressure
could also be factors, Lambiase
pointed out.
Although the study found an
association between higher anxiety
levels and increased risk of stroke, it
did not prove a cause-and-effect
relationship.

Article Link: http://www.webmd.com/
stroke/news/20131219/anxiety-tied-
to-stroke-risk-in-study