The current standard practice is to prescribe antibiotics for many wounds including burns before a diagnosis is confirmed. This is because removing dressings too soon can be painful for the patient and increase the amount of scarring.
Enter smart dressing.
Monday BBC News reports about smart dressing:
It works by releasing fluorescent dye from tiny capsules when toxins are given out by bacteria in a wound.
Leading the project into smart dressings is Dr Toby Jenkins, reader in biophysical chemistry at Bath; the research team has been awarded almost £1m by the Medical Research Council and it sounds like this time it may be money well spent.
Tests into the actual dressings continue with protoypes.
According to Mashable "One in four staff at the cafes used to be homeless, and all profits from the business go to a number of charities."
Social Bite online say this about a "social business."
We were inspired by the philosophy of a Nobel Peace Prize winning economist called Prof. Muhammad Yunus.
As they say the rest is history; you can read more about Social Bite here.
Mr. Clooney is set to meet another fan today; the person in question is Heather McGowan, 32, from Glasgow, who won a competition to meet Gorgeous George.
Clooney spent around 15 minutes at the Social Bite Cafe giving the business its 15 minutes of fame but big time.
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He was there one and a half hours before being arrested; questioned later on the cause of his protest the BBC reports "Pavlensky said his "Fixation" act was a metaphor for apathy in Russia".
Sunday was chosen as the day of protest as it was Police Day in Russia. "Pavlensky said in a statement: "When the authorities turn the country into one big prison, openly robbing the populace and channelling funds to increase and enrich the police and other security agencies, society accepts arbitrariness and, having forgotten its advantage in numbers, brings the triumph of the police state closer through its inaction.""
Mr Pavlensky could be re-arrested as earlier documents presented to a judge were deemed invalid. Footage of his brutal protest quickly appeared online but was blocked by state authorities. You may still find clips online though."
In 2014 Pavlensky was charged "with vandalising a historic bridge in the centre of St Petersburg, where he burned stacks of tyres to imitate street scenes from the Ukrainian capital when president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February 2014."
Other actions have included wrapping himself in barbed wire and cutting off his earlobe! He also sewed his mouth shut in protest of the incarceration of a Russian punk band.
The Calvert Journal carried an interview with Pavlensky in late 2014 titled "Acts of resistance: Pyotr Pavlensky on performance art as protest."
He will view any legal action or court trial that ensues from his actions as a continuation of the performance.
[He already faces a jail term for a protest in St Petersburg]
As you can see from the lists above Hull almost made it to the number one position!
The figures do show a semi north south divide but not entirely. Just why some areas of the U.K. have populations hooked on smoking is not clear.
These days you cannot smoke in a pub, at work or in numerous other places in England.
Free help to quit smoking is available via the N.H.S. More people now 'vape' rather than smoke.
Smoking can cause a range of health conditions, some life-threatening, but not all smokers get cancer and some non-smokers do. Air pollution remains bad in parts of the U.K. and is damaging to health.
Cigarettes and tobacco are not displayed in supermarkets but rather stored behind closed doors.
Do attempts to deter smoking act as a red rag to a bull and have the reverse effect on some young people? That is difficult to know.
The newly released health watchdog data identifies parts of England where smoking is still a popular 'habit' and others where it is not.
What can be done to bring down numbers in places such as Blackpool and Hull is not known.
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