Prime Minister David Cameron is all set to launch `Big Society Bank' on Wednesday, April 4, to help savers invest in charitable and social causes.
The £600 million institution will use money from dormant accounts to support charities and community groups.
As per extracts released by the Prime Minister's office, Mr. Cameron will say in a speech that the new financial institution will supply capital to help society expand.
Britain's construction sector showed the strongest sings of improvement last month in more than four years, according to fresh figures.
In March, the country enjoyed growth across all construction areas, viz. civil, commercial as well as housing. An overall improvement in market activity provided a strong boost to tenders and builders saw new orders closed rising at their sharpest pace since September 2007.
The Markit/Cips PMI (purchasing managers' index) showed construction output jumping from 54.3 February to 56.7 in March. It was the sharpest jump in the last twenty-one months.
Potentially fatal infections might pose a threat to many transplant patients as reports about the chemical used to preserve donor organs being contaminated with bacteria were out.
Bacillus cereus bacterium is behind the contamination as it is supposedly affecting the liquid used to transport organs called Viaspan. This can cause vomiting, stomach cramps and can be fatal on rare occasions.
In Britain every year, about 1100 people have operations like liver, pancreas and bowel transplants.
MPs have stated that they are not satisfied with the action by the Government and a health regulator that was taken to communicate with women regarding the much talked about PIP breast implants scandal.
The urgent action taken in order to collect evidence and talk to women who were affected with the implants was pointed at by the Commons Health Committee along with a delay that spanned across 20 months when it came to a safety alert being issued to surgeons over the potentially faulty implants.
According to a charity, due to assumptions about cancer patient beating cancer, under-treatment is being given to elderly cancer patients.
Macmillan Cancer Support states that chances of fighting the disease is being missed out by some as they are being kept away from medicines that could help them beat cancer.
As compared to younger people, chances of getting treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery are lesser among older people.
Robotic surgery removes prostate for a man suffering from cancer and he is the first Briton to have this surgery.
Kymerax is the device that performed this operation on Stuart Ellis, from Cheadle Hulme that removed his prostate as surgeons at Stepping Hill Hospital in Greater Manchester made use of the handheld robotic device.
Conditions that can be handled with this device are gynecological, urological and gastrointestinal. Surgeons at the Stepping Hill state that doctors can be outperformed by the robot that has an articulated tip.
With a recent demonstration of the new 'Metro' tablet control system on Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 operating system leading to a situation in which a demonstration unit 'froze' and could not be resuscitated in spite of frantic attempts, reports are making rounds that the incident was a reminder of some other earlier launches by Microsoft.
According to some reports, the freezing of a demonstration unit during the ‘Metro’ demo indicated that though the Windows 8 OS boasts a new look, it still shares part of the goof-ups associated with Microsoft’s previous launches.
In what apparently was an “administrative error,” an employee at Student Finance England inadvertently risked the security of personal information of over 8,000 students, whose emails were made publicly available earlier this week.
The accidental security blunder, for which the agency has extended an apology, resulted in a mass distribution of the emails of students, who have been contacted by the agency and assured that “no other personal” details have been leaked.
It has been stated that a salary of more than £1million a year was paid to a surgeon by North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust as it spent £20,000 on hiring a surgeon for one week and £14,000 on four days' cover for a gynecologist.
It was added that a doctor was given about £5,667 for doing a 24-hour-shift by Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and this means it was a salary of £1.36million a year if the doctor was paid for a year.
There has been a rise in the number of oral cancer cases and this year these cases have been about 6,200, according to figures from Cancer Research UK show and men have about two-thirds of these cases.
About 10 years back, there were about 4,400 cases.
The rise has been due to smoking, but alcohol misuse and the human papillomavirus, HPV, infection through oral sex are also the prime reasons for the rise.
There were warning signs like mouth ulcers and red and white patches that were in the mouth and were unable to heal.
The hubble-bubble bars are something that have attracted the attention of health chiefs as there was a triple rise in these bars in high street premises offering shisha, Middle Eastern tobacco pipes, which are a fast-growing trend with young people.
There has been a rise in these bars after a ban on smoking indoors was put in 2007 and this followed an increase in shisha bars. In these bars flavoured tobacco is burnt on coals and sucked through an ornate water vessel before being inhaled, according to the British Heart Foundation.
A credit card provider was made to refund the cost that a woman had to pay when she got her PIP breast implants.
About £3,700 was refunded by Lloyds TSB stating that faulty goods were sold to her.
A form of insurance is given by credit card companies to people who for a product that is worth over £100 and is faulty.
French company PIP had made implants that were faulty and around 40,000 women in the UK have these implants.
It was in 2008 when the woman, who is a hairdresser in her 40s, and belongs to Midlands, had got the implants.
Researchers have stated that there has been a higher failure rate in metal-on-metal hip replacements as compared to other available options and this should not be implanted.
Obvious evidence was given by the data from the world's largest register of hip implants when it came to the failure rate of these implants.
The risk increased for implants that were large, women and among young people.
People who have large head metal-on-metal implants, annual checks have been advised for them by the UK health regulator.
A journey from John O'Groats to Lands End - via Belfast has been covered by a man who embarked on a charity walk covering the length and breadth of Britain.
It was on his 3oth birthday when Matt Wallace left his home and gave up his job and across the UK Cancer Research UK centres were visited by him during his journey in his challenge dubbed `Where's Wallace?'
His friends and family joined him as he crossed the finish line and said that he is the first one to take the unusual route as nobody has ever been to John O'Groats to lands End via Belfast.
Diabetics in the UK will now be able to manage their condition with a smartphone as a new device gets launched.
An Apple iPhone or iPod is needed to get the £48 hi-tech glucose monitor working which has been rolled out at Boots stores. By making use of an MP3 player or their phone, people can now monitor the level of sugar in their blood.
Medical data can be analysed and tracked by the device, iBGStar, which comes with a free Diabetes Manager App.