Wallpapering Tips


The first length of wall covering must be hung correctly if the decoration of the rest of the room is to go according to plan. The first thing to do, therefore, is to decide on exactly where to hang this. The usual starting point is close to the door, just less than the wall-covering’s width…
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What Is Asthma?


Asthma is a disorder of the airways of the lungs producing problems in normal may be administered—cromoglycate, or the bronchodilators, or theophyllin. The doctor will work out the best routine for your child. Today, there are various bronchodilators, and they are all good. Aerosol sprays can now rapidly cut short an attack. Salbutamol (“Ventolin”), currently…
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Chronic Laryngitis


What is Chronic Laryngitis? If recurring bouts of acute laryngitis fail to subside completely, and if irritating predisposing causes continue, a condition called chronic laryngitis may occur. Chronic Laryngitis Symptoms Hoarseness and at times loss of the voice are the main symptoms. The voice may be clear for a time, when a conscious effort is…
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Causes of Anaemia


Anaemia is caused by many factors. The most obvious is when haemorrhage occurs, and there is noticeable loss of bright red blood. This may result from accidents when a major blood vessel is injured and blood simply pours out. In fact, if an artery is severed, the blood gushes forth in spurts that may reach…
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Ulcerative Colitis


This complaint involves an acute inflammation of the lining of the large bowel. It occurs in about 80 per 100,000 of population, and is virtually unknown in negroes. The cause is unknown, although recent evidence suggests that it may indicate a disorder of the body’s normal defence mechanism, the so-called “auto-immune system” of the body….
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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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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


This is the next step on from the simple tic and habit spasm, but the movements are not repetitive. In recent times it has come to special notice, and causes and more effective forms of therapy are being sought. Today, there is a considerable amount of time and effort being expended into fairly uncommon nerve…
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Radiation Facts


Radiation is energy shot out at high speed by atoms. There are two main forms — radioactivity and electromagnetic radiation. Radiation either travels as waves or as tiny particles called photons. Radioactivity is when an atom decays (breaks down) and sends out deadly energy such as gamma rays. Nuclear radiation is the radiation from the…
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Duck Facts


Ducks, geese and swans are known as waterfowl, and they all live on or near freshwater. Waterfowl can float for hours and have webbed feet for paddling along. On water they are graceful, but on land they waddle awkwardly, since their legs are set far back under their body for swimming. Ducks have shorter necks…
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Juvenile Arthritis


What is Juvenile Arthritis? When rheumatoid arthritis occurs in children, it is often referred to as Still’s disease. However, it usually means arthritis in a child aged 16 years or less, which persists for a minimum of three months, and affects at least four joints. The outcome may be variable. Frequently, as the child becomes…
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Weather Facts


Hurricanes are powerful, whirling tropical storms. They are also called willywillies, cyclones or typhoons. Hurricanes develop in late summer as clusters of thunderstorms build up over warm seas (at least 27°C). As hurricanes grow, they tighten into a spiral with a calm ring of low pressure called the ‘eye’ at the centre. Hurricanes move westwards…
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Outdoor Safety


Before allowing your mobile child to explore the great outdoors around your home, take a child’s-level survey of any area she might reach. If she’s a skilled crawler, keep in mind how fast she can move while your attention is diverted. If you have a swimming pool, make sure that a childproof fence surrounds it….
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Qumran


This site in a deserted area about eight miles South of Jericho became settled about 130 B.C. by a religious group that had broken away from contemporary Judaism. Their writings, the Dead Sea scrolls, have proven extremely important for a study of the intertestamental and early Christian periods. In 1947, a young Bedouin shepherd was…
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Acne Vulgaris


What is Acne Vulgaris? This very common skin inflammation affects chiefly adolescents of both sexes. Indeed, it is almost part of “growing up,” and often commences soon after the hormonal changes of puberty. It is usually at maximum intensity in the teen years, and frequently persists into the 20s and occasionally beyond. Often there is…
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How to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair


Unwanted hair is a strictly feminine problem; unwanted facial hair is a particularly personal one. Great numbers of women suffer from this complaint. In most cases, the symptom is not a disease, nor is it related to any internal disorder. But as a symptom in itself, it can produce much heart burning and soul searching….
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Halley’s Comet Facts


Halley’s comet is named after the British scientist Edmund Halley (1656-1742). Halley predicted that this particular comet would return in 1758, 16 years after his death. It was the first time a comet’s arrival had been predicted. Halley’s comet orbits the Sun every 76 years. Its orbit loops between Mercury and Venus, and stretches out…
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Tension Headaches


Tension headaches are due to contraction of the muscle fibers about the skull. They are less common and, indeed, most headaches from which people suffer casually are due to this. The fibers of the scalp muscles contracts, and the prolonged contraction finally produces the sensation of pain. The persistence of the muscle tension will aggravate…
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Planting Parsley


Grown extensively in many vegetable gardens, parsley is a biennial herb most often treated as annual. The culinary uses of parsley are many. Its crisp green leaves are flavorful and nutritious additions to salads. Parsley can be sprinkled over potatoes and its use in flavoring sauces, soups and stuffing is extensive. Parsley Planting and Culture…
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