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How Acne Affects the Self-Esteem of Teenagers

Adolescence is a crucial time for psychosocial and emotional development. It is also when your teen starts to experience significant changes in their self-consciousness. When teens have low self-esteem, it can lead to higher antisocial behavior, aggression, poor performance at school, lower economic success, and poor emotional and physical health. Acne plays a huge role in your teen’s self-esteem, whether it is short-lived and mild or disfiguring and severe. As a parent of a teenager…

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Tips on Natural Defence Against Mosquitoes

The first locally transmitted case of the Zika virus in Singapore was announced on 27 August this year. At that time, my husband and I were very worried as our only child was very vulnerable to mosquitoes. Just 3 days before (on 24 August), she had returned from her school excursion with mosquito bites all over her legs, despite her teachers’ claim that they used the best mosquito patches and insect repellent sprays. We are…

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