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Serving or designed to protect oneself.

self′-pro·tec′tion n.
self′-pro·tec′tive·ly adv.
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4S means search and destroy the mosquito breeding sites; self-protective measures such as using insect repellants daily and wearing of light-colored clothes, long sleeves, and long pants; seek early consultation to the nearest health care facility once signs and symptoms are manifested; and support fogging, spraying, and misting only in hotspot areas where increase in case is registered for two consecutive weeks to prevent an impending outbreak.
The Health department reiterated that dengue can be prevented by practicing the 4s strategy -Search and destroy mosquito breeding places; Self-protective measures like wearing long sleeves and use of insect repellent; Seek early consultation on the first signs and symptoms of dengue; and Say yes to fogging if there is an impending outbreak.
So begins a journey of self-realization and increasing strength, as Virginia goes from being a self-protective young girl to someone who knows she must live her own truth even if it will be the end of her.
Early chapters highlight Sophie's self-protective measures, from wearing goggles to feigning illness.
People without SAD show a 'positivity' bias in which the memories that bolster their self-esteem are what stick due to 'an adaptive self-protective drive to maintain self-esteem'.
Dr Babalakin, the chairman of Bi-Courtney Group, in his brief remarks also canvassed 'more funds for higher institutions,' saying it is a self-protective policy to spend more on education.
Before making a comment in a business meeting about something they're not happy about, not really listening to someone because they "already know the answer," or delivering negative feedback to a follower, mindful leaders acknowledge that the self-protective ego is present by default and they bring awareness to it.
"I see these as self-protective strokes but also those soldered strokes mean she is anxious to make a good impression."
About 101 (60.8%) of ASHA workers were not aware of self-protective measures, 140 (84.3%) were aware of partial control measures, only 3 (1.8%) were aware of complete control measures, and 23 (13.9%) were not aware of the control measure at all.
It is also part of Koreans' built-in self-protective system that has successfully kept the southerners from going mad, living next door to the North, a bellicose country whose primary purpose for the past seven decades has been to conquer the South.
All bombs came from a small, scheming, self-protective part of the mind ...