Depression is associated with women. The society expects men to be the stronger sex hence they try to hide symptoms of depression. Women will openly break down and cry if they are going through a difficult time, but in very few cases will you see such an act from a man. Depressed men display depression signs by being a workaholic, getting angry unnecessarily, taking unworthy risks and adopting reckless behavior. Lack of interest in job, hobbies and other production duties are other symptoms of a depressed man. Depression does not choose who to strike. Sometimes you will be depressed because everybody around you is depressed. If neglected depression becomes homicide and suicidal. The worst of depression is happen in men than in women. It is time men get educated about depression. It should be treated like any other disease. Letting the people around you know what you are going through is the first step to healing.

When to seek help

  • Increased alcohol consumption within a short period.
  • When you find out that small things which never used to irritate you are now a bother
  • Loss of appetite and lack of sleep
  • When you no longer want to spend time with friends and negative thoughts overwhelming you.

Causes of depression

  • Financial problems
  • When you cannot achieve a particular goal
  • Injury, disability, chronic illnesses and related health issues
  • Loss of family members or close friends
  • Marital or family problems
  • Stress from school, home or place of work
  • Loss of freedom

How to avoid depression

  • Reduce the intake of carbohydrates and sugar. Foods rich in the above make you feel good for a moment, but the next minute your moods and energy relegate.
  • Reduce the intake of caffeine and alcohol by all means
  • Increase the intake of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Such foods include salmon, walnut, and fish.
  • Avoid stress, get enough sleep, include rest time in your work schedule, spend some time out with friends and family and participate in other life-improving activities.
  • If you notice that someone close to you is suffering depression, love is what you can best offer them. Listen and talk to them with love and resist any urge to judge them. Refer them to a good counselor or doctor and if possible accompany them. If they are not free talking to the doctor in your presence, you can always excuse them.


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Coffee and cigarettes are popularly known to discolor teeth. The food we eat can lead to yellowing of teeth as well. Some foods are hazardous not only for the teeth, but they affect our general health. The only good you can do yourself is removing them from your menu. Not all foods are harmful, some contain a lot of nutrients and vitamins and removing them from your diet will mean an unhealthy diet. Good news is that there are methods to reduce the harm they cause to your teeth. Below is a list of foods that lead to the yellowing of teeth and how to improve your menu to keep your teeth white.

Products that make your teeth yellow

Black tea

Black tea contains tanine which leave stains on your teeth. Tanine is in the top list of discoloring products. If you combine it with other products in the list below, the results will be worse. To avoid the effects of tanine on your teeth, switch to green tea which does not affect your teeth but has numerous health benefits.

Sports beverages, cola drinks, and soda

The drinks mentioned above contain acids that erode the outer part of the teeth. You will be surprised to know that sports drinks are more harmful than the rest. The reason they contain a larger percentage of acids.


Avoid giving candies to children because they are the worst teeth, enemies. This is not enough as the more you chew the candies, the more harm you suffer. They contain acids, colors and other products with the ability to discolor teeth.

White and red wine

Both types of wines contain tanine. As discussed earlier it is very harmful to your teeth. Avoid too much of wine if you want to maintain a white smile.

Colored sauces

The colors in the sauce find its way in the pores on the enamel. On accumulation, they result to teeth coloration.


Spices with bright colors cause the same effect as that of colored sauces.

Juices and fruits

As much as they lead to yellowing of teeth, they must never lack in our diet. To prevent the yellowing effect, cleanse your mouth with water after taking them. Also, cover your teeth with saliva. Saliva acts as a natural protector to your teeth. It might be difficult staying away from the products mentioned above, but with moderation and proper dental hygiene, you can maintain your white smile.…

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Welcome to HLSP Consulting


HLSP Consulting is an established international management consulting firm set up in 1984 to provide specialist services in the health sector. Over recent years, and based on the firm’s experience in public sector reform and commissioning services from the private sector, the company has been providing services to a wider range of public sector and commercial clients.

HLSP Consulting has worked in over 70 countries and has provided over 80 person years of practical support. The firm has developed wide international experience in health sector development, built a strong in-house professional and administrative team, and has developed and tested a wide group of specialist consultants. Key areas in which HLSP Consulting is active include:

sector financing (including national health insurance) and financial analysis (including national health accounts)
establishing professional purchasing or commissioning bodies using their knowledge and spending powers to get value for money and equity for consumers including buying from the private sector
managing complex projects involving structural reform and the implementation of programmes including employment reforms of the public sector and setting up independent service provider organizations
developing and supporting sector-wide mechanisms in which donor and government funding is pooled and allocated to agreed strategies and plans (as opposed to project-specific funding)
specific technical and management support to organizations including contracting, financial and management systems, education and training, communications support including web sites and on-line support to programme implementers
public health and communicable disease control strategies and programme implementation.
In 1994, HLSP Consulting established the Institute for Health Sector Development (IHSD) with the support of the Department for International Development (DFID) of the British Government. IHSD is now an independent institute offering up-to-date information and support to lower and middle income countries and manages the DFID Health Systems Resource Centre. For information on IHSD click

HLSP Consulting
27 Old Street, London EC1V 9HL, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 5064 | Fax: +44 (0)20 7251 4404

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