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Saffron adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council has announced the adoption of saffron (Crocus sativus) through its Adopt-an-Herb program. These are notes about saffron and its traditional medicinal uses that the new sponsor is helping ABC continue to make available online in its HerbMedPro dat...

07 Apr '20 | Herbal Medicine | USA

How to get along when staying at home

Advice to stay at home has caused millions of people to change their daily routines in recent weeks. There are many articles about how to deal with boredom, frustration, worry and the social requirements of getting along with others in a confined area. Here are some brief sugg...

31 Mar '20 | Mental Health | At Home

Handwashing campaign targets a billion people worldwide

Unilever and the UK government are funding an information campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of washing hands with soap regularly and disinfecting surfaces. This will include TV, radio, print, social and digital media and include countries across Africa and Asia.

28 Mar '20 | Handwashing | International

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Featured product of the day:

Hand Reflexology #Ad

by Michael Keet and‎ Louise Keet

Reflexology is generally associated with manipulations of the feet. Hand reflexology might appeal to those who prefer a more discreet treatment or would like to treat themselves and find it easier to stimulate points on their hands than their feet.

This week features books about reflexology.

Nature Notes for winter

When the earth is covered with a thick blanket of snow even streams and ditches can be hidden from view. Trees appear as dramatic yet apparently empty silhouettes.

So much is resting, hibernating, preparing (in its own way) to re-emerge at the right time, not long from now.

Gemstones & Signs of the Zodiac

useful information when choosing crystals as gifts

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include amethyst and hematite.

Aquarians typically enjoy many friends and acquaintances and are often more interested in people than in wealth and prestige. Some like to think of themselves as free-spirited intellectuals.

Angel Thought for 28th January:

According to traditions of the ancient Celts each person's Anamchara (angel, or soul-friend) was a part of his/her daily life.

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.


Today's Study Tip:

Life sciences often involve use of diagrams. Practise drawing the diagrams covered in your course for speed and accuracy in the exam.

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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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Shoulder Blade / Scapula Bone

A complete human skeleton includes two shoulder blades, also called scapulae (plural). Each scapula is a large flat triangular bone located in the posterior part of the thorax.

The features of the scapula bone include three angles and three borders. Other features include the acromion process, the coracoid process, the supraspinous fossa, the spine of the scapula, the infraspinous fossa, the supraglenoid tubercle, the Glenoid cavity, the infraglenoid tubercle and others.

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More from the News Section:

Hand sanitiser plant to be built in 10 days to make 1 million bottles / month - 25 Mar '20

U.S. Regulator (FDA) helps enable veterinary care during COVID-19 pandemic - 25 Mar '20

COVID-19 Mental health and social impact study - 23 Mar '20

Kale is in season in February - 7 Feb '20

AMA (USA) offers 6 tips for better heart health - 1 Feb '20

Improving the relationship between use of social media and body image - 9 Jan '20

Reducing saturated fat in diet lowers blood cholesterol and risk of CVD - 1 Aug '19

Canadian initiatives against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - 26 Jul '19

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