Choking First Aid


Choking Symptoms gasping for breath grabbing the throat turning blue unable to talk Choking Treatment If a choking person is making noise or coughing forcefully, do not interfere but stay with him until the episode ends and the object is expelled. If he is unable to cough or move in any way, quickly look into…
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Dog Training Problems


If you are acquiring a cross-breed, try to establish its parentage as far as possible. This may have a bearing on the ease with which it can be trained. As a general guide, breeds which have been developed to work closely with people, such as retrievers, sheepdogs and spaniels are among the most responsive to…
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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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Free Standing Shelving


Free standing shelf units have several advantages over wall-mounted or built in ones. They can easily be moved if the room layout is changed. They can be moved away from the wall to allow painting or papering. They can even be taken along when moving house. However, they have drawbacks too. Some manufactured shelving and…
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Bone Tumor


What is Bone Tumor? Tumors of the bone are relatively uncommon when compared to other organs of the body. However, they are very important, for they may grow and spread rapidly, and are highly lethal. Bone Tumor Symptoms The main symptoms are persisting pain in bone, localized tenderness over a bone, with or without limitation…
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Sunday School Lesson on Humiliation and Exaltation


Jesus Christ: A Portrait of God Introduction A. Servant Leadership I was recently shopping in a “big box” retail store for an electronics item. I briefly overheard three young employees of the establishment discussing an employee meeting that had been held that morning. They were making fun of the concept of “servant leadership,” which apparently…
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Lily Facts


Lilies are one of the largest and most important flower families, about 4000 species. Lilies are monocots, which means a single leaf grows from their name to the entire group of monocots – liliopsidae. The lily family includes many flowers called lilies but also other asparagus and aloes. Hyacinths belong to the lily family. Lilies…
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Allergic Reactions


Generalized allergic reactions can vary greatly in severity, from mild itching to life-threatening anaphylaxis, and may occur in response to: foods (especially strawberries, nuts, chocolate, shellfish) medications substances called contrast materials that are injected into the body during certain X-ray procedures insect stings Allergic Reactions Symptoms of Mild Reactions rash – typically scattered widely over…
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Otitis Externa


More commonly known as “swimmer’s ear,” external otitis is common among school-age children, especially during the summer when swimming and water sports are in full swing. Bacteria invade the skin and soft tissue lining the ear canal, causing inflammation. In mild cases a little irritation and itching may be noticed. But more commonly the child…
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Asthma Prevention


This will depend to some degree on the specific triggers that provoke the airways to twitch and tighten. Some of these triggers will be clear-cut and others less obvious. Dealing with furry and feathered pets in your home may become a highly emotional issue if animals are causing your child repeated bouts of breathlessness. An…
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Migraine


What is a Migraine? Migraine is a common form of headache. It is often extremely severe, commonly occurs on wakening in the morning, and is frequently one-sided. The attacks are often associated with nausea and vomiting, and sometimes with other vivid sensory symptoms. They may start from childhood, but more frequently come on during adult…
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Samson the Lion Story


Judges 13:1-14:7 Many, many years later God’s people were still worshiping false gods. Now their enemy was the Philistine tribe. At that time there lived a couple with a very special son, his name was Samson. Samson’s parents had never cut Samson’s hair. This was a sign that he belonged to God. They knew God…
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Facts About Sound


Most sounds you hear, from the whisper of the wind to the roar of a jet, are simply moving air. When any sound is made it makes the air vibrate, and these vibrations carry the sound to your ears. The vibrations that carry sound through the air are called sound waves. Sound waves move by…
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Sunday School Lesson on Abram Topic Discussion


1.Just as God called Abraham to move out by faith, so He continues to desire that Christians walk by faith today. In what areas do you need to do a little more “faith-walking”? How do you know when you’ve crossed the line into foolishly walking by blind faith? Walking by faith, not by sight, occurs…
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Aggressive Behavior in Children


Aggressive behavior in children is normal but we must minimise it. But from the age of birth, the system starts to react to incoming stimuli. If these are persistently of an aggravating kind, then there will be an adverse repercussion. This becomes more marked as the child starts to grow up, and is developing yardsticks…
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Liver Facts


The liver is a large organ situated to the right of the stomach. The liver is your body’s chemical processing center. The liver is your body’s biggest internal organ, and the word hepatic means ‘to do with the liver. The liver’s prime task is handling all the Gall bladders nutrients and substances digested from the…
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Polyps of the Colon


Polyps are small meaty growths that commonly occur on the inner walls of the colon. They commence as very small outgrowths and gradually develop. A fairly rare hereditary condition is called familial polyposis coil, and these tumours frequently undergo malignant change, turning into cancer. Single polyps are often discovered during colonoscopies. Sometimes these may present…
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Astronaut Facts


The very first astronauts were jet pilots. Astronauts must be extremely fit and also have very good eyesight. The American space agency NASA trains its astronauts at the Johnson Space Center near Houston, Texas. The US space shuttle carries three kinds of astronaut – pilots, mission specialists and payload specialists. The pilot or commander’s job…
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Cheetah Facts


Unlike most cats, cheetahs can hardly retract their claws at all. The claws grip the ground as they run, like the spikes on a sprinter’s shoes. A cheetah can accelerate from 0 to 72 km/h in 2 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 120 km/h. A silver vase (c.2300 Bc), found in the…
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