Cord Blood: Essential Information for Expectant Parents
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by Nigel
5d ago
This is a collaborative post with Cells4Life. Amidst the flurry of preparations expectant parents face, from choosing prams to discussing feeding methods, cord blood should also be a topic of conversation. But what exactly is cord blood? Cord blood, also known as umbilical cord blood, is the blood remaining in the umbilical cord and placenta after a baby is born and the cord is cut. This blood holds the richest source of stem cells your baby will ever have and is a perfect match to your child. Furthermore, it’s up to 40-60% likely to match siblings, and cord blood stem cells are easier to mat ..read more
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Self-Care Strategies for Men: Prioritising Mental and Emotional Well-Being
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by Nigel
5d ago
So, men’s mental health. This is a topic which is not often discussed in our society. Sadly, according to our society, men are strong and they can handle every challenge that comes their way. But this is definitely not the case. Mental health issues don’t discriminate. Anyone can get stressed or burnout at any point in life. Studies have shown that more than 40% of men don’t talk to anyone about their mental health. Also, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), males make up nearly 80% of all deaths by suicide in the United States. Some of the most common stressors ..read more
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Protecting Your Home While Renovating
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by Nigel
5d ago
Over the years I have renovated a few homes. The most recent being the one we currently live in. We moved into our current home about three years ago and it was in a quite a mess so it was going to need a complete renovation including re-decorating every room, and installing a new kitchen and bathroom. The only bonus for the house was that it had brand new carpets. Literally just fitted months before we moved in. The carpets were definitely something we wanted to save. Of course to carry on with the renovation we would need to decide what the best way to protect the carpets would be. This is ..read more
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Understanding the Benefits of Using a Glass Bong Over Other Materials
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by Nigel
1w ago
Have you ever coughed through a harsh hit, yearning for a smoother and more enjoyable way to unwind? If so, you’re not alone. Many people find themselves searching for the perfect smoking experience, one that allows them to appreciate the taste and effects of their chosen herb fully. That’s where glass bongs come in. These elegant and functional devices offer a wealth of advantages, transforming your smoking ritual from a chore into a truly pleasurable experience. From superior filtration for a breath of fresh air to pure flavour that lets the taste shine through, glass bongs cater to discerni ..read more
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Mastering Memory Through Play
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by Nigel
1w ago
When you start to look into it, it’s amazing to discover just how many things your child can learn from play. As well as fostering independence and a sense of self, the majority of childhood games are also ideal for things like creativity, cognition, and problem-solving. When you choose the right games, you could also help your child to develop life-long skills like improved memory.  Pexels Image: CC0 Licence Of course, not every game is great for memory these days. In fact, in a fast-fire world of computer games and online activity, we’ve all knocked our attention spans to an all-time l ..read more
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4 Areas Of Your Home That Are Worth The Investment
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by Nigel
1w ago
Your home is an investment with the right improvements adding value and comfort to your property. Whether you’re considering a renovation or a room upgrade, there are countless ways to add value to your home.   While it can be tempting to do it all, it’s important to focus on areas that will make your life better in the short term, while appealing to potential buyers in the future.  Let’s take a closer look at four areas of your home that you should consider investing in. From ripping out old carpet to revamping your bathroom, keep reading to learn where to invest in your home ..read more
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Latex, Memory, Or Polyfoam Mattress?
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by Nigel
2w ago
Memory foam is easily the best-known mattress foam, but latex and polyfoam also have a place among the best mattress ranges. There are differences in how these foams feel – memory foam conforms to and retains your shape, latex foam conforms but bounces back, and polyfoam is a more rigid foam. Based on these characteristics, you might already favour one or the other, but hold your horses – all is not as it seems: Polyfoam is the cheapest of the bunch, but it’s easily the best material for a very firm sleep surface. Latex foam is superior to memory foam for motion isolation and edge support bec ..read more
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Getting Life Insurance With A Pre-existing Health Condition
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by Nigel
2w ago
When you are a parent, and you have a wife or partner, the one thing that you want to make sure of, is that everything is all in order should the unthinkable happen, that you die or you are diagnosed with a health condition that could shorten and even, end your life. One of the things, in my opinion, that is very important, is to make sure that your family are financially secure should you no longer be there to help your family financially. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure a number of years ago. While this is not life threatening at the moment, it has to be controlled by medication to ..read more
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How Daycares in Chicago Suburbs Foster Engagement Between Kids and Parents
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by Nigel
2w ago
Open communication between a child and their parents can be incredibly important throughout their entire lives. It can also influence how the child interacts with others they encounter, including friends and authority figures.  Since many kids go to daycare for several hours most days each week, the centre can play a vital role in helping to foster positive interactions and engagement between children and their parents. It’s yet another benefit that daycare centers can provide to families in the Chicago suburbs.  Let’s discuss a few ways daycare centers can bring families together i ..read more
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Can You Get Addicted to Antidepressants?
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by Nigel
2w ago
A doctor carefully prescribes antidepressants as part of a full treatment plan for mental health. This can include recommendations for exercise, therapy and more. When a patient ignores the dosage or care instructions for a treatment plan, addiction can become one of the eventual side effects. Antidepressants and Addiction There is a major difference between drugs that cause euphoria and others that regulate mood. It’s these small differences that are covered in detail at an addiction treatment in New York. A lot of people think that they are in the safe zone when taking prescription drugs. B ..read more
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