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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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Interested in integrating foot and hand reflexology into massage and bodywork? Learn about structural alignment theory, zone theory, meridian theory and psychoneuroimmunology theory.

This week features books about reflexology.

Nature Notes for cliff coasts

The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) is the only species of puffin native to the Atlantic Ocean. They visit coasts around the North Atlantic from north Africa, the British Isles, northern Europe, Greenland and the north-west coast of North America.

They spend autumn and winter in open ocean, returning in late spring to nest on cliffs. Chicks fledge after about 6 weeks, and spend the next few years at sea.

Learn about Parsley 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 July:

The second sphere of angels includes the Virtues. It is said that they can suspend laws of nature to work miracles on earth.

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:

Re-cap material you have already learnt. Revise at regular intervals. That way knowledge is reinforced and understanding improved.

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Human Vertebral Column

The vertebral column is the main structure of the axial skeleton of all vertebrate animals.

Functions of the vertebral column include:

  1. Permits movement of the body, although limited movement between individual vertebrae
  2. Encloses and protects the spinal cord
  3. Provides points of attachment for the ribs (bones) and muscles of the torso, especially muscles of the back

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More from the News Section:

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

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

Packaged food healthiest in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada - 22 Aug '19

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

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