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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture


[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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According to Kaspersky the infections occurred on laptops used by scientists who used Windows as their main platform and carried USB sticks into space when visiting the ISS.
The innovation is that the applications and data reside in the cloud rather than on the USB stick, with data either stored only in RAM on a temporary basis or written to an encrypted portion of the local hard drive with the key retained on the device.
Since this occurred, the security of all USB sticks used by staff has significantly increased.
Toptai offers a wide range of quirky corporate flash players with an appearance very different from the standard rectangular USB stick.
Customers can create their own wireless hotspot at home, at work, at college, in fact anywhere with this versatile combination of the USB stick and adaptor," said Ahmed Al Janahi, Batelco Group general manager media relations.
They earlier pleaded guilty to trying to strangle cabbie Sean Stirton in Livingston on September 18 and robbing him of pounds 85, a USB stick, an FM transmitter and two cigarettes.
The SuisseID is available in three forms: as a regular chip card; on a SwissStick, the mobile key for secure digital communication; or as an integrated solution with the chip inserted into a secure USB stick that contains various applications for the SuisseID.
Prosecutor Meiron Davies said a second memory stick had been recovered at Taylor's home, which contained a pornographic video clip identical to that found on the USB stick at the school.
The folks over at Engadget were able to boot Chromium OS -- the open source version of what will become Chrome OS -- off of a USB stick on a Dell Vostro A90 netbook.
Results can be downloaded to a USB stick or the system can be connected to a PC.
In the latest incident, Lothian and Borders Police revealed this week that an unencrypted USB stick containing vehicle registrations and other information has gonemissing.
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