Valentine's Day and Chocolate: What are the Impact to Your Health?

It is Valentine's Day on February 14. Valentine's Day always associated with gifts for loved ones, be it chocolates or flowers. In addition to being a luxury, sensual, and loving symbol, chocolate, when eaten in moderation, provides health advantages

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Getting to Know the Meaning of Basket Cakes at Chinese New Year Celebrations

Basket cake, known as Nian Gao (年糕) in Chinese, is a traditional cake made of glutinous rice and sugar. This cake has a sticky texture and is golden brown. Basket cakes are a mandatory dish in Chinese New Year celebrations and have many symbolic meanings.

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Healthy Snacks While Working

The feeling of hungry that arises during work often leads to a loss of concentration, preventing us from performing at our best. To address this issue, we often fill our stomachs by consuming snacks. Snacks can maintain the body's metabolism during the break before a major meal. To avoid the negative side effects of snacking, we can choose healthy snacks that help the body not feel hungry until mealtime arrives.

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Sugar Craving: Causes, Effects, and How to Overcome It

Sugar  is the main  ingredient in  our daily diet which is found in many  foods and drinks we consume. Although it  tastes sweet, it is often difficult to resist the temptation to eat too much that leads to the desire  for sweet foods. This phenomenon is called "sugar craving" or excessive sugar cravings.

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Happiness Through Digital Detox

Digital detoxification is a strategy to cut back on using digital gadgets for a certain period of time. The best way to lessen tension and anxiety brought on by excessive usage of digital gadgets is to implement a digital detox. Reconnecting with family, the environment, and yourself can be achieved through a straightforward, cost-free, and healthful digital detox.

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Beware of The Danger of Mental Pressure

Recent incidents of many suicide attempts have brought mental pressure—such as stress and depression—in the spotlight. Throughout 2023, various of suicides cases that shocked Indonesian society occurred, such as the death of a veterinary student in Surabaya and the case of woman who killed herself just before her wedding day in Padang.

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HIV AIDS

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that can weaken the immune system, while AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a disease where the immune system is very weak due to HIV infection so that the body is susceptible to infection and various serious diseases. If left untreated, HIV can progress to AIDS.1

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Beware of Surge in COVID-19 Cases

The Covid-19 virus is still a scourge on the world, although its spread and severity are much smaller. To date, Covid-19 continues to produce new variants. Omicron EG.5, also known as Eris, is a variation of XBB.1.9.2, a sublineage of the virus that has additional mutations in its spike protein.1,2

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Mycoplasma Pneumonia: A Respiratory Infection To Watch Out For

In this past month, there was news about Mycoplasma Pneumonia, a disease that caused by bacteria (Mycoplasma pneumoniae) that attacks the human respiratory system. Currently, there is a rapid increase in cases in China. This type of bacteria can cause illnesses in varying severity, ranging from mild upper respiratory tract infections to severe atypical pneumonia. This disease can occur endemically throughout the world. 

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If You Enjoy Delaying Tasks, You Might Be A Procrastinator

Anyone familiar with the concept of procrastination? The practice of putting off tasks that need to be finished by a specified time is known as procrastination. Procrastination comes from two words in Latin, namely "pro" which means forward and "crastinus" which means belonging to tomorrow, hence, procrastination literally translates as "forward it to tomorrow" which means "do tomorrow".1

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Dehydration Can Cause “Blackout”

The El Nino phenomenon causes extreme temperature increases. This increase can have an impact on body health, including the body easily becoming dehydrated. Dehydration is a condition where the body loses more fluid than the fluid consumed so that the body cannot carry out its functions normally.1

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Recognize Post Concert Depression

Post-concert depression is a feeling of sadness, anxiety and loss that follows a musical performance. Although this sort of depression is usually not serious, if it persists, it may have major effects on day-to-day functioning.1 

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