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Sep 16, 2011
Previously it was believed that milk and dairy products may contribute to increased mucus production, and as a result to clogged nose and cough. However, the review of several studies in 2005 showed that dairy products and milk were not linked to mucus production or other symptoms of cold and flu.

That's why you do not need to avoid milk in your diet or your child's nutrition during colds or flu. One study even showed that milk can loosen cough.

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Aug 03, 2011
If you decided to switch your current birth control option because of side effects, like cramping or headaches, it is important to note that not all birth control pills are the same. Different birth control pill brands contain different amounts of hormones.
It is best to start taking new birth control pills after you have finished taking the old pack. This will reduce the risk of developing various side affects associated with mixing different birth control pills. It is recommended to use condoms or spermicide for the first week when you start a new method.
Ask your doctor for advice to help you choose the best birth control option based on your history and health condition.

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Oct 18, 2011
Many people suffer from bad breath, but it is quite hard to determine whether you have bad breath. One way to do this is to lick the back of your hand and smell it. If you will feel that the smell is unpleasant, then you probably have bad breath.

If you are not too confused, you may also ask your close friend or family member to smell your breath and tell you if it has unpleasant odor.

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Oct 13, 2011
Many parents who are concerned that their child is a picky eater decide that their child needs vitamin supplements to ensure proper growth.

Specialists often disagree on whether a toddler needs vitamin supplements. It is adviced to give your child vitamins only if your doctor recommends so. Vitamin supplements might be necessary if your child is on a vegan diet, has some chronic conditions or growth problems. But many experts agree that vitamin supplements cannot substitute healthy food, which is the best source of necessary vitamins and minerals.

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Oct 13, 2011
If you have recently started using birth control pills, spotting or light bleeding may occur between periods. Usually, it takes time for your body to adjust to hormones in contraceptive pills. This usually happens during the first six months.

The other reason for spotting on the pill is the irregular use of the birth control pills, when you miss or take the pills incorrectly. In this case, it is recommended to take the pills every day at the same time.

There also can be the case that your birth control pills are not effective or you may have other underlying condition. Consult your health care provider to get tested.

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Oct 06, 2011
Generally it is advised to keep to a healthy nutritious diet during your periods. Stay away from foods that lead to water retention and bloating, which can contribute to PMS and further to discomfort during periods.

These are salty foods, alcohol and caffeine. Also try to limit the amount of dairy, processed, fried and sweet food.

It is also important to change your diet before your periods start because it takes time for your body to detoxify.

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Oct 03, 2011
Many women use feminine sprays because they are concerned about vaginal odor. However, most doctors discourage the use of feminine sprays and deodorants, because some of them may disturb the normal pH of the vagina and normal balance of the organisms.

Scented products like feminine sprays, perfumes, scented pads and tampons may actually lead to yeast infection. The vaginal odor may be a sign of vaginal infection and feminine sprays and deodorants may mask it or even make the condition worse.

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Sep 28, 2011
Many men are reluctant to use condoms because they believe that they reduce sensitivity and sexual pleasure.

Modern technology allowed decreasing the thickness of the condom considerably, but if you still think that it affects your sexual pleasure, you can try thinner versions of the condom, such as Durex Avanti or Trojan Supra condoms that are extra thin and conduct body heat better

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Sep 23, 2011
Both electric and manual toothbrush can be effective for cleaning child's teeth, if they are convenient to use. While electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque and have many additional features, some children, especially young children, may be reluctant to use electric toothbrush. In this case, using manual toothbrush or the one that plays music may be more appealing.

More important is to clean teeth regularly twice a day with the toothbrush that will be comfortable to use.

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Sep 22, 2011
Usually sunscreens work for about 2-3 years, though you need to check the expiration date on a sunscreen bottle.

However, many experts note that if you use sunscreen correctly, applying sunscreen generously on exposed body parts and reapplying it every two hours, there is a little chance that you will have any leftovers next year.

Also note that heat and incorrect storage can make your sunscreen break down faster.

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Sep 20, 2011
When you use basal body temperature (BBT) method, you need to track the BBT every day at the same time every morning during your menstrual cycle. At the beginning of the menstrual cycle the basal body temperature is usually low, and then it can be a small drop of temperature followed by sharp rise by 0.4-1.0 degrees. This rise indicates that ovulation has occurred. After that the temperature will stay high for the rest of the cycle and drop before your periods.
You have the highest chances of conceiving 2 to 3 days before ovulation and on a day of ovulation.