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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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Yoga Anatomy #Ad

by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

Full-colour anatomical illustrations show how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints and how adjustments to poses can affect their effectiveness. This is a popular reference for yoga enthusiasts of all abilities.

This week features books about yoga.

Nature Notes for April

In England the common name for the genus of perennial bulbous plants known as Muscari is grape hyacinth, not to be confused with the larger flowering genus Hyacinthus (hyacinth).

Originally from central and southern Europe, north Africa and Asia, they can now be seen in North America and elsewhere. As well as occuring woodlands they are often cultivated in gardens and containers.

Learn about Lavender Oil

one of the essential oils used in aromatherapy

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include blue kyanite, citrine and red aventurine.

Aquarians are often considered impulsive and action-oriented. They like to get going and get things done. When particularly determined they can seem excessively outspoken.

Angel Thought for 12th April:

Be light and enjoy life. Don't permit anxiety, stress or worry block the way through your true path through 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:

If you have worries or concerns about some other area of your life, try to mentally put those temporarily aside while studying.

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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The Human Skeleton

Knowledge of the complete human skeleton, including the ability to label the bones and the key features of larger bones, is required for first-level courses in human biology and human anatomy and physiology. It is also often included in school biology lessons.

This is easy to learn when the bones of the human body are studied in groups e.g. the bones of the head, spine, torso, pelvic girdle and the limbs (i.e. the arms incl. hands, and the legs incl. feet).

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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

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

Latest violence in Tripoli (Libya) shuts 210 schools - 8 Jan '20

Aromatherapy assoc. NAHA supports lavender via ABC's adopt-an-herb - 22 Dec '19

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

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