Hypoplastic Bones


This is a very serious life-endangering form of anemia due to a reduced activity of the bone marrow and its failure to produce normal red cells and platelets. This causes a reduction in the number of cells in the blood, particularly the important granulocytes (those that destroy germs, the phagocytes). There are many causes. Sad…
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Planting Broccoli


Broccoli is a hardy, fairly quick-maturing crop which belongs to the Cabbage family. Broccoli prefers coolness and moisture. In the regions of the country where summer arrives early, it will be most successful if planted as a fall crop. However, certain gardeners contend that it thrives best as a two-season crop for both spring and…
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Pleurisy


What is Pleurisy? Pleurisy is an inflammation of the thin membranous tissue that covers the external part of the lungs. Disease may spread to the periphery of the lungs, and set up infection here. This may result in fluid being produced at the lung surface. This can accumulate between the lung and the walls of…
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Sunday School Lesson on Vine and Branches Activity


Distribute the following quiz about common metaphors (also printed in the student books). Correct answers are indicated in brackets. but distribute blanks for those. Challenge students to fill in the blanks without looking puttee Scripture reference. Remind your class that a metaphor is a figure of speech containing a comparison in which a word or…
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Amazon Rainforest Facts


The golden arrow poison frog lives in Central and South American rain forests. The Amazon River in South America is the world’s second longest river (6448 km), and carries far more water than any other river. The Amazon basin — the area drained by the Amazon and its tributaries — covers 7 million sq km…
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Vegetable Facts


Green vegetables are the edible green parts of plants, including the leaves of plants such as cabbages and lettuces, and the soft stems of plants like asparagus. Cabbages are a large group of green vegetables called the brassicas. Cabbages were originally developed from the sea cabbage (Brassica oleracea) which grew wild near sea coasts around…
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? This condition is marked by the presence of small, multiple cysts in the ovaries, along with amenorrhoea and infertility. It occurs between the ages of 16 and 30 years. Women have an increased rate of testosterone (male hormone) production; however the production rate of female hormone is usually normal. Polycystic…
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Laying Floor Tiles


Both glazed ceramic and quarry tiles can be laid directly over a concrete floor, as long as it is both sound and dry. They can also be laid on to a suspended timber floor, but only if it is strong enough to support the not-inconsiderable extra weight (it is advisable to check this with a…
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Hypoparathyroidism


What is Hypoparathyroidism? Hypoparathyroidism is dwarfism that may occur in growing children when growth hormones are deficient; sometimes there is a deficiency of several hormones. A condition called Simmonds’ disease (or, to use its longer technical term, adult panhypopituitarism) means that there has been a partial or complete destruction of the anterior pituitary leading to…
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Camouflage Facts


Stripes benefit both predators and prey by breaking up the body shape, for example in tigers and zebras. The simplest camouflage makes an animal a similar colour to its surroundings, such as the white of a polar bear in snow. Some dolphins and whales are dark on top and light underneath, camouflaging them against the…
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Bible Study Galatians


Author: Paul Date: c. A.D. 48 The letter to the Galatians is probably the first letter the apostle Paul wrote. He had made a missionary trip to the churches in that region (Galatia), which was described by Luke in Acts 13-14. The major cities Paul preached at were Antioch, Lystra, Iconium, and Derbe, important centers…
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Followers of Jesus Christ


Jesus had many disciples, that is, learners or students. He chose 12 disciples as an inner core of assistants to help him in his ministry and to receive special instruction. He also appointed them as apostles to carry the gospel message to the world (Luke 6:13). [“Apostle” means “one who is sent,” implying one sent…
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Facts About Australia


The Aborigines make up 1.8 percent of Australia’s population today, but they were the first inhabitants. The word aborigine comes from the Latin aborigine, which means ‘from the start’. Aborigine cave paintings and tools have been found in Australia dating back to at least 45,000 years ago. Aborigines prefer to be called Kooris. British people…
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Prolapse


What is Prolapse? Prior to childbirth, the pelvic structure is a tightly knit organisation. The ligaments and bands holding the various organs in place are taut, un-stretched and do their job well. The vaginal tract is likewise a compact and firm structure. The lining is corrugated, indicating a high degree of elasticity. The walls are…
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Space Facts


A flat or plane surface has just two dimensions at right angles to each other. If something is moving, three dimensions are not enough to locate it. You need a fourth dimension – time – to describe where the object is at a length and width. Any point on a flat surface can be pinpointed…
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Stenciling Equipment


Materials A variety of materials can he used for stencilling, from special stencilling paints and sticks to acrylics and latex. Each has its own properties and will create different effects. Acrylic stencil paint: acrylic stencil paint is quick-drying, reducing the possibility of the paint running and seeping behind the stencil. Acrylic stencil paints are available…
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Liver


The liver, gall bladder and pancreas form an important part of the body’s digestive system. The liver weighs about 1500 grams, and is tucked up under the ribs in the right, upper part of the abdominal cavity. Blood coming from the intestinal system, charged with the products it has absorbed, arrives at the liver via…
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