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8 Silent Signs Stress Is Making You Sick

Oluwatobiloba Emmanuel

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1. You break out in hives

If you’re suddenly covered in itchy red bumps, stress (not allergies) might be to blame. When your body experiences excessive stress (for either a short or long period of time) your immune system gets wonky and your body starts releasing the chemical histamine to fight off your ailment. If the stress doesn’t go away, you essentially develop an allergic reaction and, boom, hives galore. When your immune system is weakened by stress, your skin can also become irritated by things it never used to be sensitive to, such as soap, cold or heat, lotions, or laundry detergent.
WHAT TO DO: Put a cool, damp towel on the affected area. if that doesn’t work, take an antihistamine.
2. Your weight starts to fluctuate

“Stress triggers the release of the hormone cortisol, which impairs your body’s ability to process blood sugar and changes the way you metabolize fat, protein, and carbs, which can lead to weight gain or loss,” says Shanna Levine, MD, a primary care physician and clinical instructor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Stress can also cause people to engage in unhealthy behaviors like overeating or undereating.
WHAT TO DO: Snack on nuts. The protein will help if you’re undereating, and the fiber will fill you up if you’ve been bingeing.
3. You keep getting headaches

If you’ve never suffered from headaches but suddenly your head is constantly pounding, you might be too stressed. Stress releases chemicals that can cause changes to nerves and blood vessels in the brain, which brings on a headache. Prone to migraines? Stress can trigger them or make them worse. It’s also common for your muscles to tense up when you’re stressed, which can also cause a headache.
WHAT TO DO: If you don’t want to take ibuprofen, try dabbing lavender oil or peppermint oil on your temples when a headache starts.
4. Your tummy is just off

Stress can disrupt the function of your GI tract in more than one way. It can cause the body to produce more digestive acid, leading to heartburn. “It can also slow the emptying of food from the stomach, which causes gas and bloating, and may even increase the number of times your colon contracts, leading to cramping and diarrhea,” Deborah Rhodes, MD, a Mayo Clinic internal medicine physician, told Parents.com.
WHAT TO DO: Take an over-the-counter antacid. Or, try drinking ginger tea
5. You always have a cold

Stress suppresses the immune system, which makes it easier for you to get sick and harder to fight off bugs. “When people are stressed, they get sick. It could be a cold or cold sores, which pop up because the immune system can’t suppress the virus,” says Dr. Levine. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh infected volunteers with a cold virus; those who reported in a survey that they were coping with many stresses were twice as likely to get sick as those with fewer problems, Parents.com reported.
WHAT TO DO: One study found that zinc supplements or lozenges can shorten the length of a cold by about a day if taken within 24 hours of feeling sick. Meditation, regular exercise, and plenty of sleep can also help you de-stress and boost your immune system.
6. You have acne … again!

You thought acne was a distant teenage nightmare, but if your face is suddenly a mess of pimples, stress might be causing your breakouts. When you’re stressed, your body pumps out more hormones, like cortisol, which causes skin glands to produce more oil. This excess oil can get trapped inside hair follicles, along with dirt and dead skin cells, producing pimples, according to Healthline.com.
WHAT TO DO: Topical creams containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can clear up acne if applied regularly. For a more natural approach, wash your face with green tea or dab on some pure aloe. Their antibacterial properties can promote healing.
7. Your brain feels fuzzy

Stress can make you mentally sick, too. Too much of the stress hormone cortisol can make it harder to focus or concentrate, causing memory problems as well as anxiety or depression, says Dr. Levine.
WHAT TO DO: Relax until you regain your focus. Practice closing your eyes and breathing in and out slowly, concentrating only on your breath.
8. Your hair is falling out

Losing a few strands of hair is normal (old hair follicles are replaced by new ones over time), but stress can disrupt that cycle. Significant stress pushes a large number of hair follicles into what’s called a resting phase, and then a few months later those hairs fall out, according to MayoClinic.org. Stress can also cause the body’s immune system to attack your hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.
WHAT TO DO: Be patient. Once your stress level returns to normal, your hair should start growing back.

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How To Reprint JAMB Mock Slip 2018 – Step-by-step Guide

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It is no longer a news that JAMB mock examination date has been announced and confirmed. The question that comes to the mind now is, “When will JAMB mock reprinting start?” OR more importantly, “How do I reprint JAMB mock slip 2018?”. Those are the questions candidates are battling with currently.

A lot of candidates have been asking me these questions and some other related questions. I have decided to write this article to provide the answers to those questions.

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So, if you fall among this category of candidates (i.e those that are looking for how to reprint JAMB mock slip), then this article is for you.

Today, I am going to show you the easy way to reprint JAMB mock slip without too much stress. Trust me, you are going to get what you need.

HOW TO REPRINT JAMB MOCK SLIP 2018

Follow the easy steps below to print your JAMB mock slip successfully.

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1. Go to JAMB mock slip reprint page by clicking http://jamb.org.ng/efacility/checkmockcentre

2. Enter your JAMB Registration Number/Email Address

3. Click on “Check My Details”

You’ll be displayed with your JAMB mock examination details showing your venue, time and seat number.

Easy, right? Let me make this know to you. You can also print your JAMB mock slip through your email address.

Keep checking your email address daily. You will receive a message from JAMB very soon. It contains a PDF file, download it and Open it. You’ll see your JAMB mock examination details.

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You can proceed to print in using the CTRL+P button on your keyboard.

If you face as problem while trying to re-print JAMB mock slip, feel free to use the comment box below.

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JAMB Fixes Feb. 26 For Mock Test

Oluwatobiloba Emmanuel

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced Feb. 26,for the long anticipated tests of the 2018 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Sunday in Lagos said a total of 245,753 of the 1,652,795 candidates that registered for this year’s UTME are expected to write the test.
According to him,

“We are happy to announce to the public that the board has concluded arrangement for the conduct of the mock UTME, slated for Monday, February 26.
“This is irrespective of the ongoing strike embarked upon by members of non-academic unions of federal universities nationwide.

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“Candidates will soon be informed on when to print notifications for the examination and in addition, notifications will be sent through e-mails and text messages on the schedules of their examination,” Benjamin said.

He explained that the examination was expected to be hitch-free because the board had successfully reduced incidences of malfunctioning of computers by electronically integrating the systems to see their functionality and effectiveness through link tests.

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He said;

“What this means is that, at the end if the exercise, whatever system that is not seen will not be used for the mock examination.The 2018 exercise sold a total of 1, 966,918 candidate generating profiles. In previous examinations, this number of candidates would have paid for the forms but through our efficient and effective system of ensuring that candidates do not waste resources, we decided to introduce the profile generating regime.By this method, candidates will first have to generate personal profiles before proceeding to obtain pins, in between which they are open to deciding whether to go ahead to pay for the registration documents or otherwise,” Benjamin explained.

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The main UTME is expected to hold nationwide from March 9 to March 17

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Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB ‘Inspired by Private Jet’

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Some of the people who can afford to buy a Rolls-Royce can also afford even more expensive toys, like a private jet.

Those can be had for anywhere between $1 million that is about 360 million naira (really old models) or even $100+ million if you want to custom fit an Airbus or Boeing. Now, Rolls-Royce wants to bring those two worlds closer and provide a similar experience on the road as when you’re flying through the clouds.

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The Rolls-Royce Ghost is already exceptional at making you feel as if the car is floating around thanks to its air suspension setup. So if you’ve got that covered, the only thing left to do is work on the car’s aesthetics.

With that in mind, meet the extended wheelbase Rolls-Royce Ghost Inspired by Private Jet, which is on display at the automaker’s Abu Dhabi dealership. It wears a two-tone Arctic White and Midnight Sapphire upper, with a Private Jet Motif coachline and a mainly Arctic White and Fleet Blue Cabin. Completing the look are the two-tone 21-inch 10-spoke part polished forged alloys.

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The Rolls-Royce Ghost is powered by a 6.6-liter twin turbo V12 producing 571 PS and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) of torque. Since this is an extended wheelbase (EWB) model, it needs 5.1 seconds to get from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph), while the regular Ghost which can complete the sprint in 4.9 seconds. But we guess a couple of tenths of a second are insignificant in the rarefied air occupied by the likes of this Rolls special edition.

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