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(1) A person requiring health and social care services.
(2) A tangible human being (as opposed to a legal “person”) which includes patients, relatives and carers, their representatives and support groups.


a unit member of a population; peculiar to an individual animal.

individual animal productivity
production record of an individual animal.
individual cow lifetime record
a cow's record of production or health or both kept as a continuing separate record.
individual distance
the distance that a bird assumes as its private domain and inside which it will attack any intruder.
individual times
e.g. cow-years at risk, dog-months of protection.

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Q. How do vaccines protect individuals from infectious diseases? Is it a 100% protection? And how come there are diseases without a vaccine?

A. Vaccine is a part of a pathogen (sometime the pathogen itself without the harmful part in it) that we inject to our self in order to get the body “ready” to meet the real disease. Unfortunately not all of the bacteria and viruses have vaccines. Some of them we can not mimic their proteins safely enough, or it won’t work any way. And sometimes it’s only partly effective, the body remembers it but not too well. So some of the vaccines offer only a partial protection.

Q. What kinds of jobs can individuals with autism do, so that they can enjoy life? My friend’s brother feels very bored at home and he often tells me that he is not finding any meaning for his life. What kinds of jobs can individuals with autism do, so that they can enjoy life?

A. Assure him that he is not the one who is alone with these types of negative feelings. In general, individuals with autism perform best at jobs which are structured and involve a degree of repetition. Some people who have autism are working as artists, piano tuners, painters, farm workers, office workers, computer operators, dishwashers, assembly line workers, or competent employees of sheltered workshops or other sheltered work settings.

Q. Regular participation in aerobic exercise lowers an individual's risk of developing cancer? I am a regular participant of aerobic, so the regular participation in aerobic exercise lowers an individual's risk of developing cancer?

A. You have some reason to be happy. Research suggests that exercise often modifies some of the risk factors associated with certain kinds of cancer. Obesity has been linked to cancer of the breast and the female reproductive system. Regular exercise has been shown to help promote weight loss. Several studies have also found that men who worked at sedentary jobs for most of their lives had a greater incidence of colon cancer than those in more active jobs. Exercise will not compensate the effects of a high-fat diet or smoking. Still it can contribute, even indirectly, to a reduced risk of cancer. As such, exercising regularly is recommended by the ACS [American Cancer Society] as an integral part of its cancer prevention program.

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When asked to explain the gulf between buying a hamper and picking up items individually, a Waitrose spokesperson said: "Our hampers are very popular with our shoppers - the price reflects the amount of effort that has gone into carefully selecting, packing and presenting the products to make a perfect, ready-made gift.
Speaking to a private TV channel, PTI central information secretary Shireen Mazari said, "There is no possibility of us going individually to resign.
Theoretically, sampling accounts collectively and sampling accounts individually should produce the same degree of auditing effectiveness.
In a messenger model, a physician network uses the messenger to convey to payers information obtained individually from the providers about the prices or price-related terms that the providers are willing to accept, but the messenger does not negotiate on behalf of the providers.
Approximately one-half of the students analyzed the case studies individually, and one-half analyzed the cases collaboratively using an online discussion board.
Not surprisingly, when working individually, people with either lots of shopping experience or community familiarity remembered more material on these respective tasks than their less-knowledgeable spouses did.
The iCart can be individually configured to match the user's specifications.
The system traces each resident individually to their precise location--not just their room, but hallways, bathrooms and common areas too.
If the member, individually or collectively with his or her firm or with members of his or her firm, does not control the separate business, the provisions of the Code would apply to the member for his or her actions but not apply to the entity, its other owners and employees.
The corresponding DI reading for individually owned wholesalers, retailers and restaurants deteriorated 3.
Pupils need opportunities to work individually as well as cooperatively with others.
The Control Station virtually eliminates the traditionally time-consuming tasks of upgrading and patching server appliances individually by allowing administrators to control hundreds of server appliances from a single location.

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