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2013-08-13 23:03:16

Loan Love offers home buyers and loan borrowers their professional advice by pointing out the three indicators to look out for when locking in interest rates. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 LoanLove.com is a borrower advice website that provides detailed insights into the mortgage industry in a fun and entertaining way. The team at LoanLove.com is devoted to help empower both first time and experienced homeowners with valuable resources, first-class knowledge and connections to...

Statistics Show Increases in UK Bedsore, Infected Wound, Malnutrition Deaths
2012-01-30 06:45:42

More than 27,000 people in the UK died in 2010 as a result of bedsores or infected wounds, and 1,000-plus reportedly succumbed as a result of dehydration or malnutrition, according to figures obtained from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). According to a Sunday article by Telegraph reporters Laura Donnelly and James Clayton, the fatalities resulting from bedsores and/or infected wounds increased by more than 50% over the past decade. "Bedsores are caused when patients are not...

2011-10-07 11:06:46

Editorial: Coroners' verdicts and suicide statistics in England and Wales The increasing use of "narrative verdicts" by coroners in England and Wales may be leading to greater underestimation of suicide rates, warn experts on bmj.com today, based on ongoing research part funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Professor David Gunnell at the University of Bristol and colleagues from the Universities of Oxford and Manchester say changes are needed urgently to ensure...

2011-07-29 06:13:00

LONDON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Analysis of recent research published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) highlights the importance of UK SMEs within the private sector according to SimplyBusiness.co.uk. [http://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/knowledge/news/2011/07/2011-07-28-ons-research-highlights-importance-of-uk-smes ] The Business Population Estimates for the UK and Regions 2010 issued by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills illustrate that:...

2011-04-20 07:50:00

According to new figures released this week, and based on data produced by the Office for National Statistics, more than 25 percent of British children 16 and under can expect to live to 100 years old. Just 30 years ago, more than a quarter of newborn boys were expected to die by their 65th birthday. Ministers said the rapid rise in longevity will have huge implications for public policy in a wide range of areas such as health and transportation, leaving taxpayers to pick up the tab on the...

2010-12-31 08:10:00

One out of every six British people alive today will still be around to celebrate their 100th birthday, British government officials said on Thursday. Furthermore, according to a CNN.com article discussing the announcement, there will be at least 500,000 centenarians by 2066, including 7,700 who are 110 or older, officials from the Department for Work and Pensions said. That longevity, the government officials told the US news bureau, will place a serious strain on England's pension system,...

2010-03-30 13:47:08

Having a large number of supportive relatives increases the fear of dying among the elderly from ethnic minority groups, suggests research in Postgraduate Medical Journal. This runs counter to the perception that a network of supportive informal family carers eases the fear of death, say the authors. And it has important implications for health service provision as fears around death are one of the factors driving the rising numbers of people dying in hospital rather than at home. The...

2008-08-22 12:00:22

THE UK economy ground to a halt between April and June, official figures showed today. The flat second-quarter performance is the worst for 16 years and worse than the modest 0.2% growth initially estimated by the Office for National Statistics. It ends a run of 63 consecutive quarters of growth since April- June 1992, when the UK's gross domestic product shrank. The gloomy figures will increase fears of recession - defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth - and shatter...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.