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Cranberry Harvest underway in USA

It's cranberry harvest time across parts of the northern USA and Canada. Eating raw cranberries is probably the most nutritious way to consume these healthful bright red berries. Dried cranberries, while also nutritious (and as with similar dried fruits) are usually sweetened ...

05 Oct '18 | Cranberries (fruit) | USA & Canada

Recent popular news items are featured further down this page.
For more news items see news topics, which also lists news by month, and news by location (e.g. country).

Featured product of the day:

Instant Anatomy

by Robert H. Whitaker and‎ Neil R. Borley

A handy and clearly laid-out reference book for students of nursing, medicine, radiology and osteopathy and other bodywork therapies. See also the companion website at

This week features human anatomy books.

Angel Thought for 18th January:

There is plenty of time.

An 'Angel Thought' appears here every day.

See also the pages about Angels and Archangels.
There are many names of archangels, some being due to spelling variations.

Healing Properties of Honey

lead to research into its antimicrobial properties

Today's Study Tip:

Studying and learning in general is usually more effective when you're reasonably relaxed - put other worries out of mind, even if just temporarily.

What else is here?

These pages include articles about healthy living and various approaches to health and well-being. There are also study areas and general interest sections. The content featured here changes frequently.

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If it's your birthday today ...

... you were probably* born under the sign of Capricorn, often referred to and depicted as the goat or represented symbolically.

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include fluorite, malachite and gold tiger's eye.

When capricorns set out to achieve things they are determined to succeed. They often have a good sense of humour but do not appreciate being ridiculed or teased on a personal level.

Metabolism Boosting Foods

Many food items that are referred to as metabolism-boosting are low in fat and high in dietary fibre. One simple idea is that the more effort (energy) is required to digest, or attempt to digest, foods the more likely they are to increase the body's metabolism. Apart from the benefits of dietary fibre, some foods are thought to boost metabolism because they contain certain chemicals.

Examples of foods thought to boost metabolic rate include capsicums, celery, radishes, green tea and ginger.

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More from the News Section:

The higher prevalence of hypertension in black compared with white Americans has been linked with fried and highly processed food - 5 Oct '18

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017 - 13 Sep '18

It's a bumper blueberry season - 13 Jul '18

Heat-related health concerns for older adults increase during the summer - 28 Jun '18

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations - 20 Jun '18

Low vs high nicotine e-cigarettes - 9 Jun '18

Frog warning coloration is also camouflage - 5 Jun '18

Essential oils used in ambulances - 28 May '18

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