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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture
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[Shortening of for needlestick]
A colloquial term for puncture, esp. the puncturing of the skin or a blood vessel.
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Q. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet? My friend is following Fixed-menu diet which I didn’t hear before. He told that he is in diet but he is taking some of the food which he likes. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet?

A. Of course, your friend may be under diet control. I will tell you what fixed menu diet means? A fixed-menu diet provides a list of all the foods you will eat. The merits of this kind of diet are that it can be easy to follow because the foods are selected for you. However the demerit of this type of diet is that you get only few varieties of food which will make the diet boring and it will be hard to follow. If you start with a fixed-menu diet, it is easy to follow.

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"If they're yours and you want the USB stick back, it comes with a price," the group said.
The court heard that in September last year, Lester's partner Tania Hanblin - the couple have since separated - came across suspicious files in a USB stick belonging to Lester, who was employed at the Home Office in a disclosure and barring service role in Merseyside.
The belief is that it was introduced into their system via an infected USB stick. Statistically, 60% of found USB sticks get plugged straight in, with this rising to 90% if the USB stick has a recognizable logo on it.
A "HIGHLY-RESPECTED" teacher has been jailed for 18 months for possessing indecent images of children on a USB stick alongside school work.
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Ever needed a Windows PC that is physically just a little larger than a USB stick? Intel came out with a Compute Stick that might fill that void in your life.
With the shank and stylus included, the probe is slightly larger than a standard USB stick. Typical applications include micro-manufacturing in the firearms, medical, dental, additive manufacturing and electronic industries, or any manufacturing that involves small parts with complex geometries and tight tolerances.
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Mr Tejas Sheth, Director at Asia Powercom, said, "PowerTV 303 USB stick brings the immense TV viewing experience in your Notebook/TV in affordable price.
A Cypriot scientist, Professor Christofer Toumazou, is among the finalists of this year's European Inventor Award which will be announced on Tuesday for his tiny fast DNA testing tool on a USB stick.
17 ( ANI ): An anti-terror expert has reportedly observed that the ill-fated Malaysia Airline passenger jet could have been hijacked using a mobile phone or a USB stick.