On Tuesday, Apple announced its much-rumored smaller tablet - the iPad Mini - which marks the company's foray into the 7-inch tablet arena; and will chiefly challenge the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets.
The iPad Mini features a 7.9-inch screen which is significantly bigger than the 7-inch screen of both the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD. However, the iPad Mini's 162 pixels per inch (ppi) resolution is lower than the 216 ppi resolution of both its closest rivals.
A vaccine against Nipah virus has been put to test by researchers in monkeys and it was in 1998 at the time when a massive outbreak of infection happened in pigs and pig farmers in Southeast Asia that made the human pathogen emerge.
There has been some work done by scientists and on this the recent advance is built. The earlier work states that the same vaccine can protect cats from Nipah virus and ferrets and horses from the closely related Hendra virus.
A legal action is being planned by three Legionnaires' disease sufferers after it was seen by health officials that the outbreak's `probable source' was in Stoke-on-Trent.
According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), so far there have been two deaths and 20 reported cases in the city have been seen, apart from this nine people are still getting treated at a hospital.
The focus of investigation is a hot tub at the JTF Warehouse in Fenton.
Out of the 20 reported cases, 17 visited the law firm Irwin Mitchell recently.
Broadening its reach into the US economy, bigwig online retailer Amazon. com has recently forayed into the social-gaming arena, with the launch of its studio - Amazon Game Studios – as well as its first social game, Living Classics, which is being hosted on the popular Facebook social network.
Amazon’s decision to go after social-gaming margins comes at a time when two social-gaming pioneers, Facebook and Zynga, are apparently struggling to come up with new ways of improving their revenue figures.
According to a survey, for being seen as a perfect parent, moms and dads are not telling the truth about a child’s sleeping pattern.
Less than 50 per cent of parents stated that their child takes a disturbance-free sleep throughout the night and claims that their child wakes up three to four times in the night was seen among only 11.1 per cent of parents.
Researchers have warned that not enough patients are being sent by up to a fifth of GPs for life-saving scans to diagnose cancer.
In some cases symptoms are being missed out by doctors and other cases cost-cutting managers are discouraging others for referring patients.
It has been seen that in England, the chances of people with suspected cancer being sent for scans are 60 times more as compared to people living at other places.
According to researchers, there is a lack of awareness among GPs that is leading to failure in spotting the symptoms of cancer.
As 2000 women participated in Race for Life in Hereford Racecourse, it was painted pink this morning.
Following the event in Holmer, it is being expected that £123,000 will be raised in the fight against cancer.
About 2,125 women participated in the event and about everyone was wearing pinks and they were all set to help the cause and remember friends and relatives who have fought or are fighting cancer.
With the NHS putting strict restrictions on cataract surgery, thousands of elderly people will bear the brunt by jeopardizing their eyesight.
In 2011 in some areas, there was a decrease of about a quarter in the number of operations that the health service.
According to research by the Royal National Institute of Blind People, as compared to national guidelines, there are tougher restrictions imposed by about 50 per cents NHS trusts in England as they have set their own criteria for the surgery.
The postcode lottery system of social care is all set to be ended by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley from 2015 in England as he pledges to impose a national minimum eligibility threshold.
For ensuring that people who shift their place of stay continue to receive care, around £12.5 million a year will be made available. Reassessment by their new local authority is also awaited.
Calls to take a stance of neutral nature on assisted suicide have been rejected by doctors.
The opposition to assisted dying was restated by delegates to the British Medical Association's annual conference in Bournemouth yesterday and it was linked to murder by one doctor.
There will be a wrong message will be sent if there will be a change in their position.
According to a health watchdog, the needed standards of safety and quality are not being met by more than one in four health and social care providers as they fail to do so.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that for making 27 per cent of the locations that were inspected by the CQC action had to be taken.
In England there were inspection of about 14,000 health and social care providers and the CQC report that was made based on these inspections that were unannounced and CQC said it had to instruct 3,687 organisations to improve services.
The government had been told that the project was not sustainable and despite this the private finance deal meant to make new premises was taken up by a hospital now losing £44m a year.
It attracted everyone’s concern that there was not enough money with Peterborough Hospital to make new buildings and this was even spotted at by the media, a report, commissioned by the hospital regulator, Monitor said.
The per year cost is about £22m a year to service for the project and the go-ahead was given by both the Treasury and the Department of Health despite a warning given to them.
According to a report, there are chances of getting poor quality and unsafe care by people who have learning disabilities in privately run institutions when it is compared with the NHS.
It was seen during an inspection done by the regulator that acceptable standards of care and protection to vulnerable residents were given by about one in three private hospitals and homes and when it comes to NHS, about two thirds of institutions did this.
It was seen by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that for about 17 years a man had been languishing in a so-called assessment and treatment centre.
As doctors get together for their four-day annual conference, the discussion over pension dispute will be discussed soon.
Immediately after the first industrial action that happened in about 40 years, the British Medical Association meeting in Bournemouth is being held.
It will not be until Thursday that the pensions issue will be discussed. But it seems that among the 500 delegates who will attend, this debate will be discussed in majority.
When the conference opened up today, BMA chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum referred to the issue in his speech.
Experts have stated that waistlines of about 57 per cent women are bigger than they should be and this is a cause of concern. Citing this as a reason for cancer and infertility, doctors have said that women must make an attempt to keep their waistlines in check.
The healthy size is 80cm but researchers found that the average waist measurement for women is 4.9cm larger.
Experts have stated that larger waistlines are a problem because this can lead to an array of problems like type 2 diabetes, heart problems and infertility along with cancers.
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