Sydenham’s Chorea


This condition is now fortunately quite rare, a contradistinction to its relative frequency a quarter of a century ago, when it was a common childhood ailment. It may result from rheumatism and rheumatic fever (now also uncommon), and is most common in the age group between ten to fifteen years. Girls are more likely to…
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Sunday School Lesson on Love Topic Discussion


1.What are some of the reasons the world regards the church with suspicion? How should we respond? Generally speaking, the world does not know us because it does not know Jesus. It is natural for people to question, or evens hate and fear, what they do not understand. When churches meet in secret in some…
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The Tower of Babel


Genesis 10:1-11:4 Noah’s sons had many children who had Many children who had many more children. The families spread out across the land. They learned how to farm, raise animals and build great cities. Because they all came from the same family, all the people spoke the same language. When a stranger came from far…
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Acute Nephritis


What is Acute Nephritis? Acute nephritis involved the kidney structure. It is also referred to as acute glomerulonephritis. Often a seemingly simple infection of the throat or skin may take place. This may be due to a special germ called the streptococcus, and this one is a real troublemaker. It may take a couple of…
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Premenstrual Syndrome


At least 50 per cent of women (probably more) are affected at some stage or other with an unpleasant condition called premenstrual syndrome (or PMS for short). This can vary from vague symptoms that produce little disturbance, to a set of extremely uncomfortable symptoms. It is often referred to as dis-ease, rather than a disease….
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Planning Your Garden


Simply moving a few plants is rarely enough to transform an uninspiring garden into something special. It is worth having a goal, a plan to work to, even if you have to compromise along the way. Bear in mind that you may be able to stagger the work and cost over several seasons, but having…
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Facts About Australasia


The land area is 8,508,238 sq km. However the total sea area is much, much bigger. Australia is the only country in the world which is also a continent in its own right. The largest island is New Guinea which has a total area of 787,878 sq km. 458 World geography Fraser Island, off Queensland,…
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Cleaning Out the Temple


Matthew 21:12; Mark 11:15-16; Luke 19:45 After He entered Jerusalem, Jesus went to the holy temple. The temple was the house of God and He had called it His Father’s house. When Jesus entered the temple He was not happy with what He saw. Two years earlier, Jesus had run through the temple, throwing out…
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Proper Table Setting


China, glass, cutlery (flatware) and overall linens together make up the overall look of any setting. On to that framework can be added candles and their holders plus the table decorations, which are the icing on the cake. These are obviously areas where you can add personal touches that may be quite different from anyone…
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Planting Jerusalem Artichokes


The Jerusalem artichoke, a large, potato-shaped tuber, is characterized by its sweet nut-like flavor. Contrary to popular notion, it neither tastes nor looks like the green or globe artichoke, and is not even related to it botanically. Jerusalem is actually a corruption of the Italian girasol, meaning “turning to the sun,” and this artichoke is…
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Repairing Furniture


You can give a new lease of life to old wooden furniture by stripping the existing finish to bare wood and then applying a new finish. How you tackle this job depends on what finish the piece already has, and how you intend to refinish it once you have stripped The most common finishes on…
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Tokyo Facts


Tokyo is the world’s biggest city. With the port of Yokohama and the cities of Chiba and Kawasaki, it makes an urban area that is home to 27.3 million people. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and leading industrial and financial center. Tokyo’s stock exchange is one of the world’s three giants, along with London and New…
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Planting Gourds


These are members of the Cucumber Family belonging mostly to the genera Cucurbita, Lagenaria, and Luffa. By far the largest numbers of varying ornamental hard-shelled gourds are those originating from Cucurbita pepo ovifera which is the yellow-flowered gourd, easily distinguished from the white-flowered Lagenaria types which take a longer growing season to mature properly. Gourds…
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Influenza


Better known as flu, an acute infection, that frequently occurs in epidemics or occasionally in world-wide outbreaks known as pandemics. Three types of influenza virus, known simply as types A, B, and C, have been identified; A and B are responsible for nearly all epidemics. Unfortunately, each of the three types has a number of…
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Hearing Impaired Devices


Hearing aids are now widely used and can offer considerable assistance to many with hearing defects. With continued improvement in electronics, better, more efficient and smaller models are constantly being produced. The older “body-level” devices are rapidly giving way to the more sophisticated aids that arc worn at ear level. There are two main kinds…
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Decoupage Equipment


The materials needed for decoupage are inexpensive and readily available from arts and crafts stores. The basic items are listed here. Acrylic paint: comes in a range of colours. Ideal for applying colour highlights, acrylic paint can be used full strength or diluted with water or an acrylic medium. Mixing with an acrylic medium gives…
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Ancient Jericho


This ancient Palestinian settlement was first occupied about 8000 B.C., and was an impressive walled city two thousand years later. It was important in antiquity because it stood at the intersection of two ancient highways, overlooking the pass from the plain up to Jerusalem. After Joshua’s victory over Jericho (John. 6), the city was rebuilt…
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