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New Technology Helps Cumbrian Hospital Patients Rate Care Rrom Their Beds

by on May.16, 2010, under Information Technology

technology1Cleanliness, food and ward environment are all now able to be rated by patients using new hand-held, touch-screen monitors.

Bosses at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust which runs the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven say this will enable patients to give their “real time” views and say any issues raised can be dealt with immediately.

Once the views are collected, a new web-based programme will then be used to monitor how patients think the hospital is performing.

The scheme, which replaces a system of sending questionnaires to people once they have been discharged, has been developed by Sandy Brown, director of nursing, quality and governance and Mark Irving, cancer nurse specialist. It will cost £8,000 per year, using eight touch screen pads which will be given out to patients during their stay.

It has been piloted for the past 12 months at the two hospitals and could now be rolled out to other hospitals across the country.

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New Roaming in Technology Turns To Wi-Fi into 4G

by on May.16, 2010, under Information Technology

4gLund, Sweden – Swedish startup Anyfi Networks today came out of stealth mode to present Anyfi.net, a Wi-Fi roaming technology they hope will shake up the mobile broadband industry. This new technology lets an Internet service provider offer the same Wi-Fi user experience both at home and on the go.

“Until now Wi-Fi hotspots have been difficult to use and inherently insecure. Our solution works with any Wi-Fi device out of the box and provides fully automatic WPA security” said Björn Smedman, CEO.

The trick is combining Wi-Fi with IP, Internet Protocol, to break the tie between logical network and physical infrastructure, much in the same way as Voice over IP separates your phone service from the physical line.

“You can think of it as Wi-Fi over IP” explained Björn Smedman. “Our cloud based matchmaking service keeps track of each device's favorite network and makes sure it is available from the closest access point. By forwarding the raw Wi-Fi radio traffic over the Internet we can ensure security, even if an attacker is in control of the access point.”

According to the company this high level of security is one of the key features making the technology suitable for integration in modems of various types, and this is what makes it potentially disruptive, effectively turning Wi-Fi into a full-blown 4G technology.

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10 Deadly Diseases Transmitted Between Species

by on May.16, 2010, under Uncategorized

deseaseIn my country, bacteria and viruses is a creature that is very easy to breed and the disease it causes highly contagious. At present a number of contagious and deadly disease has been transferred from animals to humans and from humans to animals. What are the deadly disease?

Cross-species infection could come from farms or markets, which creates conditions of mixing of pathogens. That give pathogens an opportunity to exchange genes and equipment up to the earlier killing of foreign host.

Transmission can also occur from activities that seem trivial and harmless, like letting a monkey riding on top of your head, a lot happens on the streets in Bali.

Microbes from the two varieties can even be assembled in your intestines, the virus evolved and make some 'dancing' to turn you into a host of infectious and deadly.

Infectious diseases from animals to humans is called zoonosis. There are more than three dozen diseases, whether transmitted through touch as well as from the bite.

As quoted from the LiveScience,the following 10 deadly infectious disease from cross-species:

1. Influenza pandemics

Deadly flu pandemic like the Spanish flu, swine flu or bird flu has struck in several countries. Potential pandemic is very easily spread by direct contact, so that could be very dangerous.

Between 1918 and 1919, Spanish flu killed 20 to 40 million people. This is truly a global disaster. This deadly flu attacked people ages 20 to 40 years, and infects 28 percent of Americans.

And lately also emerging swine flu and avian influenza that has become epidemic in some countries. Now, governments are better prepared, scientifically and logistics to manage the outbreak. However, there is no vaccine against swine flu.

2. Plague

Pestilence known as 'Black Death', is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pesti, most often carried by rodents and fleas. At mid-century, millions of people across Europe died from plague caused by rat infestation that is widely available in homes and offices.

3. Diseases due to bites

Zoonotic diseases is expected to rise due to the bite of an animal that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. Mosquitoes are the main causes, such as dengue fever and malaria.
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