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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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For those interested in studying for a qualification in IHM this book includes information about related anatomy and physiology, safety considerations, formal definitions and even multiple choice questions.

This week features Indian head massage books.

Nature Notes for river walks

Common kingfishers (Alcedo atthis) can be found by still or slow flowing water such as streams, rivers, canals and lakes, especially with densely vegetated banks.

They have excellent eyesight with monocular vision (eyes operate separately) in the air, yet binocular vision (eyes operate together) in water.

Learn about Geranium Oil

one of the essential oils used in aromatherapy

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.

Angel Thought for 23rd June:

Archangel Ariel is associated with the season of Summer, among other subjects.

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:

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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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Basal Metabolic Rate

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the rate of energy expended by animal, such as human, bodies when at rest.

It is measured when the subject (e.g. a person) is lying still and quiet somewhere comfortably warm about 12-18 hours after his or her most recent meal.

BMR can be stated in various different units such as kcal per day (kcal/day) or kJ per square metre of body surface area per hour (kJ/m2/h).

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More from the News Section:

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

Free to access online data about latest clinical research on novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV - 29 Jan '20

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

Excessive use of antibiotics to treat young children - 16 Dec '19

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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