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Fracking threat to most important wildlife locations in Britain, University study

Research by Reading University in partnership with several environmental and wildlife conservation groups indicates that many locations at which shale gas extraction might take place are home to species crucial to the functioning of whole ecosystems. Despite this the UK gover...

15 Oct | Environment | UK

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This website includes information about various aspects of and approaches to health and well-being. It has been expanded from an educational resource for therapists and students of nursing and health-related disciplines (human anatomy and physiology pages) to include sections about introductory chemistry and more general biology including simple botany, zoology, mycology (the study of fungi), ecology and palaeontology. Other sections of general interest contain information about diet and nutrition, holistic therapies, crystals and gemstones and more spiritual aspects of well-being such as the pages about angels.

Although most of this website, including for example, the news pages, is intended for the general interested adult, some sections describe details likely to be more meaningful to people working and / or qualified in that subject. While these pages do not contain material, e.g. images, likely to be considered unsuitable for children, the site is intended for use by people aged 16 years and older. Information included here is not medical or First Aid advice and is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment. Anyone with a health concern should consult an appropriate professional.

More about the context ...

According to the World Health Organization:

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

In other words, health, as well as the more general concept of 'well-being', is more than the normal, pain-free, convenient functioning of the physical body.

Modern allopathic medicine increasingly aims to resolve or at least support physical, mental and sometimes also emotional challenges, yet despite all research to date much remains to be understood and even more to be achieved towards complete well-being for all.

Individuals can affect their own health prospects and those of their families in many ways. Experts from across the world and various specialisms are continually issuing lifestyle advice concerning how choices about, for example, diet, exercise, social connectivity, management of stress, and so on are expected to affect health and well-being.

While following generally accepted 'lifestyle' advice is widely considered a good idea, what else can individuals or do or should we be aware of ?

Even if something seems to be wrong many people do not put all, or in some cases any, of their faith in conventional medicine. Depending on the nature and severity of the problem and what is available locally and affordably, various therapies, techniques and forms of alternative medicine are also used. Some popular approaches mentioned on this website include aromatherapy, Bach flower remedies, homeopathy, reflexology and reiki.

With an open mind and yearning for truth one can appreciate beauty, opportunity and peace that might otherwise be overlooked, hence its benefits missed.

Angel Thought for 27th October:

Treat yourself and others to a celebration of senses. Be creative about this. Why not walk in the woods, bake a cake, or offer a massage ?

An "Angel Thought" appears here every day.
See also our pages about Angels and Archangels.

In the News:

Harnessing the healing properties of honey to help combat antimicrobial resistance - 29 Apr '16

Womens' death rates lower in greener neighbourhoods (USA) - 15 Apr '16

Combining motivational interviewing with cognitive behavioural therapy to treat anxiety - 23 Mar '16

Public health nursing in the UK - 3 Mar '16

No significant benefit from routine use of antibiotics for malnourished children - 8 Feb '16

AMA endorses 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines (USA) - 8 Jan '16

Yoga practice associated with better general wellness - 5 Nov '15

New ultrasonic device to improve medical instrument hygiene - 16 Sep '15

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This is not medical, First Aid or other advice and is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment. Consult an expert in person. Care has been taken when compiling this page but accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This material is copyright.

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