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Image: Shutterstock The Filipinos started adopting surnames in the 16th century, during the Spanish colonization. As the Catholic Church assigned names to the new converts, more and more Filipinos began using their native names along with their Christian names. This was when the government standardized naming practices among the inhabitants of the Philippines. Filipino last
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Infants may choke while nursing, since their swallowing skills are not well developed. Choking during breastfeeding could cause harmless coughing. However, sometimes the milk may find its way into the lungs and cause aspiration pneumonia (1). Seek emergency medical care if your baby has rapid breathing, turns blue, or becomes
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Eating healthy needs to continue, even when you are breastfeeding. The food you eat can affect your breast milk’s supply and composition, as well as help you recover after delivery. Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and bioactive plant compounds. Consumption of the
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Image: Shutterstock Muslims practice or follow Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion. They consider the Quran as their holy book, which is the verbatim of God as told to Prophet Muhammad. Therefore, their last names take a religious connotation and are usually associated with the Prophet. The ancestors used a patronymic naming system – the name
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Pasta is a traditional Italian food that is high in carbohydrates. It is used to prepare a variety of dishes, such as noodles, lasagne, macaroni, etc. Most of these pasta varieties are considered safe for babies when prepared in an age-appropriate way. However, they may not be essentially nutritious. In
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Image: Shutterstock Lord Venkateshwara is the presiding deity of Tirumala Venkateshwara temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The name is the combination of two different words, “Venkata” (refers to a hill name in Andhra Pradesh), and “Isvara” (refers to Lord). The name Venkata is derived from the Sanskrit words vem (sins) and kata (immune power). Lord
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Suspicious of that sniffly nose? Curious about that cough? Read on to decode some common allergic cues Wondering if your kid has allergies? Here are the common signs of allergies in kids. History of allergy in the family What it means: Along with eye colour and personality quirks, parents can pass on their predisposition to
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Shea butter is an off-white-to-ivory color fat that comes from the shea nuts. The mild, nutty smelling fat has effective emollient and anti-inflammatory properties (1). Therefore, it is widely used in skincare, haircare, and the cosmetic industry. However, as shea butter comes from a tree nut, the possibility of an
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