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It's a bumper blueberry season

July is National Blueberry Month in the USA. Many parts of the country are reporting a bumper crop of blueberries. Here's a brief summary of some of the reported health benefits of this delicious fruit.

13 Jul | Blueberries (fruit) | North America & Europe

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:

Reflexology: Therapeutic foot masage for health and well-being

by Inge Dougans

An illustrated guide to how therapeutic foot manipulations can help relieve stress and promote health and well-being. This describes reflexology as based on the same Chinese health principles as acupuncture.

This week features books about reflexology.

Angel Thought for 21st July:

In 1951 Pope Pius XII declared Archangel Gabriel as the Angel over all aspects of telecommunications.

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.

Learn about Parsley Oil

one of the essential oils used in aromatherapy

Today's Study Tip:

The number of times you need to write something down before you'll remember it depends on your levels of interest, concentration and motivation.

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 Cancer, often referred to and depicted as the crab, or represented symbolically.

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include carnelian, emerald and moonstone.

Cancerians are said to be strong-willed and articulate, yet also emotionally sensitive. They sometimes 'wear their hearts on their sleeves', revealing more personal emotion than others might consider wise.

Curvature of the human spine

A normal adult human spine includes four gradual curves, the cervical curve, the thoracic curve, the lumbar curve and the sacral curve.

There are 3 main types of postural deformity of the spine. They are:

  • Kyphosis - excessive outward (backward) curvature
  • Lordosis - inward (forward) curvature
  • Scoliosism - lateral deviation

... more about this

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More from the News Section:

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

Olfactory receptor OR51E2 and prostate cancer - 8 Jun '18

Return unwanted prescription drugs - 27 Apr '18

New portable test for and vitamin A and iron deficiencies - 6 Dec '17

How much whole grain is needed in a healthy diet? - 14 Nov '17

Effects of fragmented landscapes on forest vertebrates - 3 Nov '17

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