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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

There's more news further down this page. See also news topics (incl. by month), and news by location e.g. country.

Featured product of the day:

Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine #Ad

by Dr. Josh Axe, Jordan Rubin, Ty Bollinger

The authors develop the idea that essential oils are one of the most powerful forms of plant-based medicine by explaining the benefits of 50 essential oils. They include instructions about how to use specific essential oils in various household and other situations.

This week features books about aromatherapy.

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.

Read about Vervain

one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include carnelian, citrine and diamond.

Leos achieve much due to their tenacity, sticking with projects when others lose patience and stamina.
They can be superb hosts and entertainers, deriving pleasure from of helping others enjoy themselves.

Angel Thought for 27th July:

Angelic qualities include spontaneity, inspiration, play, peace and balance.

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:

Creativity enhances learning - use colours, textures, sounds and even actions to help you understand, remember, and enjoy studying key topics.

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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What is a Balanced Diet ?

A standard definition of a balanced diet is:

A balanced diet is food intake that includes all of the dietary needs of the organism in the correct proportions.

Explaining what that means is more involved. Different animals have different nutritional needs. Even different people have different needs and requirements depending on their age, health, lifestyle and other considerations such as intolerances, allergies and other medical conditions.

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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

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

Food Aid for Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh - 1 Feb '20

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

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

Excessive use of antibiotics to treat young children - 16 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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