Planting Pomegranate Trees


The Pomegranate (Punicagranatum) makes an unusually attractive shrub or small tree for the yard, seldom growing beyond 10-12 ft. high. It is free of pests and diseases in the arid regions where it is best adapted, but the shiny green foliage is likely to be attacked by fungus diseases in the more humid regions of…
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Feminine Irritations


Feminine irritations may cover an incredible range of possibilities. To be precise, the “irritations” to be discussed are those applying to the genital tract. Irritation is meant to imply localized discomfort about the vulval area and vaginal entrance. This can give rise to general discomfort, irritation or an outright itch (technically called pruritus). The area…
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Reading the Nonunifed Books


As explained above, nonunified books are collections of literary pieces, loosely–and often illogically–arranged. These books fall into several classes: many of the books of the prophets; the books of poetry; the books of wisdom; additions to canonical books; an apocalypse; a letter of Paul’s. How shall we treat books that are themselves little libraries of…
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Keratoconus


In Keratoconus, the cornea gradually becomes deformed, and tends to grow outwards in the form of a cone. This distorts light rays entering the lens, and blurring and finally complete loss of definition of vision occurs. It usually affects both eyes, and may occur in adolescence. Unless measures are taken it gradually worsens. Blindness may…
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Seborrhoeic Dermatitis


What is Seborrhoeic Dermatitis? Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is a very common skin complaint characterised by the formation of greasy whitish-yellow scales that come away in profusion when the scalp is combed or brushed. These may settle on the clothing giving a mini confetti like appearance. The complaint varies from mild to very severe. It’s generally worse…
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Eternal Life


The word “eternal” means without beginning and without end, denoting a continual existence including past, present, and future. As applied to human existence, the Bible indicates that the spirit or soul is indestructible and eventually returns to God who gave it (Eccl. 12:7). This thought is expressed by Paul who attests to God’s overall plan…
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Kidney Facts


The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs inside the small of the back. The kidneys are the body’s water control and blood-cleaning plants. The kidneys are high-speed filters that draw off water and important substances from the blood. They let unwanted water and waste substances go. The kidneys filter about 1.3 liters of blood…
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Facts About Beetles


At least 250,000 species of beetle have been identified. They live everywhere on Earth, apart from in the oceans. Unlike other insects, adult beetles have a pair of thick, hard, front wings called elytra. These form an armour-like casing over the beetle’s body. The goliath beetle of Africa is the heaviest flying insect, weighing over…
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Hemolytic Anemia


What is Hemolytic Anemia? This type of anemia is due to a premature destruction of the red cells. Generally speaking it is fairly uncommon, and as care in the use of drugs looking out for situations in which it is likely to occur (such as Rh incompatibilities), and taking the necessary precautions increases, the risks…
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German Measles


German measles are produced by a virus, but a different one from the ordinary measles. Because a skin rash occurs a similar name has been given to the condition. It is commonly known by its technical name rubella. It is invariably a mild illness, seldom causing troublesome outward symptoms, is not highly contagious, and is…
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Planting Cabbage


Cabbage is by far the most important member of the genus Brassica that is grown as a vegetable. It has been known from earliest antiquity and was probably in general use as early as 2000 to 2500 B.C. Several types were cultivated at the time of Pliny. At the present time Cabbage is found wild…
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Leopard Facts


A leopard can carry a prey animal three times its own weight up a tree, out of reach of scavengers. Black panthers are leopards with black pigmentation. Any leopard litter may include a black cub. The South American jaguar is America’s only big cat. A frozen leopard carcass was found on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa, at…
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Dog Biting


When you first allow your dog off the leash outside you should be confident that all the basic commands, especially the command ‘stay’ have been mastered by your pet. It is also important to choose a quiet locality for this purpose. Try to avoid an area where there are many other dogs being exercised, since…
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Undescended Testes


Undescended Testes happens fairly frequently. Normally the testes descend from the body to the scrotum shortly before birth. But occasionally they seem to get lost. They may partially descend, then return to the body. This may keep on occurring. Alternatively, the testes may have developed in an abnormal manner, and are situated in some different…
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Kiwi Facts


There are three species of kiwi, found only in New Zealand. All are flightless birds that live in burrows. The female dwarf cassowary, or moruk, is an extremely dangerous bird and will attack anything that comes near its nest with its 10-cm long claws. The three species of cassowary live in rainforests in New Zealand…
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Von Willebrand’s Syndrome


This is also an inherited disorder, and is practically identical to haemophilia. It occurs about once in 150,000 persons. Bleeding occurs from mucosal surfaces, particularly the nose and gastrointestinal tract. Excessive menstrual bleeding is also common. Pregnancy may be hazardous. The chief difference is that after infusion with Factor VIII, the level rapidly rises, and…
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Bible Study Colossians


Author: Paul Date: c. A.D. 60 or 61 Paul wrote this letter while he was in prison in Rome.It is part of a group of letters called “the prison letter” (Philippians, Ephesians, and Philemon). There is no evidence that Paul had ever been to Colosse, but he obviously knew people there. Probably they were converted…
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Diverging Plate Facts


Deep down on the ocean floor, some of the tectonic plates of the Earth’s crust are slowly pushing apart. New molten rock wells up from the mantle into the gap between them and freezes onto their edges. As plates are destroyed at subduction zones, so new plate spreads the ocean floor wider. The spreading of…
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