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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 | 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 | 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 | Handwashing | International

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Featured product of the day:

Botany in 8 Lessons #Ad

by Ellen Johnston McHenry

Intended for students aged 8-14, this features colourful diagrams with uncomplicated definitions, descriptions and explanations. Anyone whose interest in biology came later in life, perhaps via study of human or animal physiology, and would like to catch-up knowledge of the plant world incl. plant cells and processes might also appreciate this book.

This week features books about botany.

Nature Notes for wildlife lovers

Native to Europe, fallow deer have been widely introduced including to North America, Australia and parts of Africa.

Only bucks aged from 3 years have antlers. Except during the rutting season (late October in Northern Hemisphere, April in Southern Hemisphere) fallow deer form large herds. Bucks do not participte in rearing fawns.

Learn about Juniper Oil

one of the essential oils used in aromatherapy

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include blue kyanite, moonstone and rose quartz.

Balanced librans often have a strong desire to be liked and a reluctance to face confrontations. They are said to be fair-minded, strong-willed and blessed with wit and charm.

Angel Thought for 26th September:

Angels joyously assist those caring for others - be the patient old or young, short-term injured, or long-term sick.

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:

It has been said that *Practice makes Perfect*. It certainly helps.

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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Cell Division via Meiosis

Meiosis, also called 'reduction division', is the form of division by which a cell divides into four 'daughter cells' each of which has half of the number of chromosomes of the original cell. Cells return to having the normal number of chromosomes after fertilization of the ova by the sperm.

Meiosis involves two successive divisions each of which includes division of the cell nucleus, then division of the cell cytoplasm.

... more about this

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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

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

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

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