Yahoo announces digital newsstand for iPad and Android tablets

Yahoo announces digital newsstand for iPad and Android tabletsWeb search firm Yahoo's newly announced digital newsstand, called Livestand, for Apple's iPad and Android-based tablets will allow user to access content from firm's numerous sites as well as online publications.

Livestand will tailor content, including articles, graphics, photos, videos etc, by taking a number of factors such as a user's interest into account.

NYU Prof gets a part of his head-cam removed

NYU Prof gets a part of his head-cam removedNew York University Prof Wafaa Bilal, who last year underwent a surgery to get a video camera implanted in the rear of his head, was against forced to undergo a surgery on Friday to get a part of the device removed, after his body failed to accommodate it.

Google updates its recently released Chrome 9 web browser

Google updates its recently released Chrome 9 web browserWeb search giant Google has rolled out a maintenance & security update for its newly released stable version of the Chrome 9 web browser.

The update Chrome 9.0.597.94 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux fixes a total of five security issues and adds support for a recently patched version of Adobe System's Flash Player 10.2.

Mapping of full genetic blueprint of prostate cancer yields insights

Mapping of full genetic blueprint of prostate cancer yields insightsAccording to the findings of a new research by researchers from the Broad Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College, a mapping of the full genetic blueprint of prostate cancer has shown that the tumor results from some structural rearrangements in the DNA.

Medication errors often occur with medicines that cannot be packaged into MDS

Medication errors often occur with medicines that cannot be packaged into MDSAccording to a report published online on February 7, the chances of medication errors with liquid medicines are almost four times more than those with medicines that are administered in pill or capsule form.

The report was largely based on a study that compared the number of medication errors that care home staff generally makes while administering drugs to residents.

Concerns galore about booking GP appointments through NHS Direct call centres

Concerns galore about booking GP appointments through NHS Direct call centresDespite the fact that the doctors behind the new proposal, of dialing 111 to contact NHS Direct for booking an appointment with GPs, opine that the move will facilitate the booking of patients’ appointments with GPs, some patients are apprehensive that the experience of going through a call centre would be “hugely frustrating”.

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