Saturday, 17 November, 2018

The enormity of our world's needs is overwhelming, and without a compassionate heart, distressing news can appear to be just black and white. A few of these intractable issues mentioned here need our prayers and action.

New Guidelines For Treating High Cholesterol: Take A Personal Approach

New Guidelines For Treating High Cholesterol: Take A Personal Approach

A patient’s family history of cardiovascular disease and in some cases a heart scan are among the factors that physicians should consider before prescribing drugs to lower cholesterol, according to new clinical guidelines released Saturday. The guidelines for cholesterol treatment also recommend prescribing two new types of drugs for high-risk

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Helenium

Helenium is a genus of annuals and herbaceous perennials in the sunflower family native to the Americas. They bear yellow or orange daisy-like composite flowers. A number of these species (particularly Helenium autumnale) have the common name sneezeweed, based on the former use of their dried leaves in making snuff. It was inhaled to cause sneezing that would supposedly rid the body of evil spirits. Larger species

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The Ophiuchus Constellation

The Ophiuchus Constellation

Ophiuchus is a large constellation straddling the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek Ὀφιοῦχος Ophioukhos; “serpent-bearer,” and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens; the interposition of his body divides the snake constellation Serpens into two parts, Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda, which are in modern times taken with

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The Unique Urban Charms Of Copenhagen

The Unique Urban Charms Of Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s sophisticated urban vibe, charming canals, and historic spaces combine to form one of Europe’s most enchanting destinations. Scandinavia’s unrivalled capital of cool has long welcomed international jet-setters seeking world-class design and architecture, and in recent years the city has firmly positioned itself atop the global gourmand’s bucket list. Copenhagen

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The Bush Viper

The Bush Viper

Atheris is a genus of venomous vipers known as bush vipers. They are found only in tropical Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding southern Africa) and many species have isolated and fragmented distributions due to their confinement to rain forests. In an example of convergent evolution, they show many similarities to the arboreal pit vipers of Asia and South America. Sixteen species are currently recognized. They are relatively small in size, with adults

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Diseases That Dogs Can Detect

Diseases That Dogs Can Detect

Scientists are investigating canines’ extraordinary sense of smell, hoping that it will prove a more reliable predictor of illnesses than conventional testing. Malaria Last week, researchers presented evidence that dogs could tell from sniffing someone’s socks whether they had malaria. After several months of training, a Labrador and a Labrador-retriever could tell

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Facebook Admits It Has Not Done Enough To Quell hate In Myanmar

Facebook Admits It Has Not Done Enough To Quell Hate In Myanmar

Facebook has admitted it did not do enough to prevent the incitement of violence and hate speech in Myanmar, after a report it commissioned concluded that it had become a platform for harmful and racially-inflammatory content. The report by San Francisco-based non-profit Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) found that, in Myanmar, “Facebook

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New Cold War Unfolding At The Top Of The World

New Cold War Unfolding At The Top Of The World

The Arctic consists of land, internal waters, territorial seas, exclusive economic zones (EEZs) and high seas. All land, internal waters, territorial seas and EEZs in the Arctic are under the jurisdiction of one of the eight Arctic coastal states: Canada, Norway, Russia, Denmark (via Greenland), Iceland, Sweden, Finland and the United States. International law regulates this area as with other portions of the Earth. Under

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