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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 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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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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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Sugar water is a solution made with sucrose or glucose and water. It is used in medical care as an effective remedy for pain relief in babies. Besides, in some cultures, it is used as a traditional supplemental feeding along with breast milk. However, the use of sugar water in
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines are popularly called painless vaccines.However, there are other painless variants too. For instance, mucosal vaccines are also considered a painless vaccination since they do not require an injection to deliver it to the child. The pain and other reactions associated with injections can be a
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Your toddler is ready to transition out of the crib into a regular or an adult-size bed. However, the thought of your child rolling over and tumbling out onto the hard floor seems scary. As a parent, there is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. So let’s help put your mind at ease
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IN THIS ARTICLE Massaging your baby with oil has many benefits. It helps them grow, reduces gastric problems, strengthens the primary systems, and regulates sleep (1). However, it is essential to use the right baby massage oils that are free of harmful substances as babies have delicate and sensitive skin. Keep reading this MomJunction post
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A fetus gets its nourishment through a specialized tissue called the placenta. The baby’s digestive system takes over the process immediately after birth. The digestive system of a newborn baby is continuously developing so that it can digest human milk properly. Besides, it is also getting ready for the digestion
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Kanya Rashi is the sixth astrological sign in Vedic astrology. The sign is represented by a maiden and corresponds to the Virgo zodiac sign of western astrology. According to astrology, individuals born under Kanya Rashi are recommended to have names beginning with the sounds of”Pa,” “Tha,” “To,” and “Sha.” In
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Image: Shutterstock Most Chinese surnames are “pinyin” romanization of common and popular Chinese surnames. A few of the surnames have a toponymic origin, while others may have their origin from clan names, dynasty names, or even occupation. In this MomJunction post, we present 100 common Chinese surnames or last names, along with their meanings. List
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