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Massive rise in obese children cases in Britain

Massive rise in obese children cases in BritainBritain is bringing up a really fat generation and this is evident from a number of children being admitted to hospitals for various illnesses that are linked to obesity. In just 10 years, the number of obesity related illnesses among children have gone up four times.

Doctors can hide their record of accomplishment from the public

Doctors can hide their record of accomplishment from the publicFor improving transparency in the NHS, league tables have been designed and hospitals doctors who do not perform well can opt out of these league tables.

Managers are approaching doctors and asking them if their track record can be made public, the doctors are free to refuse anytime.

Hospital falls cause two elderly deaths a week

Hospital falls cause two elderly deaths a weekA report has shown that after falling over in hospital, two deaths of elderly patients occur every week.

In 2011, England hospitals recorded about 209,000 falls. A huge number of patients had to face severe harm due to falls like fractures and head injuries with some patients dying.

Tory holds immigration responsible for A&E crisis

Tory holds immigration responsible for A&E crisis Immigrants have been blamed for the A&E crisis that are escalating by a prominent Conservative MP and Labour has reacted with outrage at these comments.

Chris Skidmore, who sits on the Commons health committee, said that due to migrants going to A&E rather than their local GP assistance, services had got overburdened.

Nintendo to offer several new Wii U-related products in coming months

wii-uGames giant Nintendo has announced that it would offer several new products related to its Wii U gaming system in the coming months.

The list of the company's upcoming products includes a white 32GB Wii U and larger Wii Pad battery, which will be made available in Japan wintin the next few months. The new battery promises to provide a running time of between 5-8 hours.

Britian to get bouncing

cystic-fibrosis-trustBy getting one million people on trampolines and make them bounce, Horsham folk are this month being asked to sign up to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The National Get Britain Bouncing Day will fall on June 27 and clubs, schools and people are being asked to participate in `Get Britain Bouncing' during Cystic Fibrosis Week.

Facebook extends free mobile calling service to the UK

facebook-logo_Social-networking giant Facebook's free voice calling service has finally become available at iOS devices in the U. K.

The free service can be accessed via the Facebook Messenger app for iOS-based Apple iPhone and iPad. Users can see a newly added "free call" button in the list of options on the app, which they can use to make calls to any of their friends and relatives mentioned in their Facebook contacts.