Hello Canvas Review

When I was asked offered a 20×28 inch canvas picture to review from Hello Canvas, I jumped at the chance. I have a few large canvases from several different companies which we have purchased over the years and I love the stunning effect they give the rooms of my house. 
My Hello Canvas arrived with just a few days, I was expecting a good couple of weeks for printing and drying time, but it literally took just a couple of days. The canvas came boxed in a perfect size box, so there was no room for it to move round inside and get damaged. The actual picture was also bubble wrapped. 
I opened it up expecting the canvas quality of our expensive pictures we have previously bought from other companies, but I was astounded with the quality of this one. The detail is the clearest I have seen any canvas photo from an image, and I am so pleased with it. It sits pride of place on our fire place wall, it is a real headturner and everyone who enters our house remarks on it. 
You can order your very own Hello Canvas from www.hellocanvas.co.uk prices start from just £19! 

Getting Organised for School Days

The school years are an exciting time for any child, but they can also be stressful with the heavy course loads and after-school activities that many children take on. As a parent, you can help make life easier by creating an environment at home that is well-organised and conducive to study.

Set Aside a Special School Area
Pick an area in your home that can function as your child’s school zone. This could be a corner of your own office or a special desk in the child’s bedroom. Let your child help you decorate it with bright school name tagsto make it a special, personal space. Stock the area with all of the school supplies that they will need to complete homework assignments and sit down to focus on schoolwork without outside distractions. It’s also a good idea to designate a portion of the kitchen counter or other public area to organise school papers that you will need to sign. Arrange to meet with your child at this spot each day to review any items that they need to discuss with you.

Keep Book Bag Organised
Start the day by going through the child’s book bag together to make sure that they have everything they need. This could include course materials for the day, special art supplies, permission slips, and school assignments. Purchase special folders to keep homework organised within the bag, or you’ll end up with a sack full of crumpled papers.

Create a Daily Routine
At school, your child most likely adheres to a regular routine. This could include daily course schedules, monthly calendars of special events, and break schedules. Children thrive when given a steady routine. Lay out clothes together each night that have been marked with name labels for clothes with Mynametags, and stick to a firm bedtime each evening. Morning routines could include making lunch, making the bed, and eating breakfast together.
Your child’s primary school years are an important time for learning and socialisation. With a little bit of organisation at home, your child will not only feel less anxiety but will be able to complete all their tasks in a timely manner. 

Cutting Edge Technology at an HCA Hospital – www.hcahospitals.co.uk

HCA Hospital Group has five private London hospitals, of which the Harley Street Clinic, based at 81 Harley Street, has the most advanced treatment technology found in the United Kingdom. This was the first hospital to employ the cutting edge CyberKnife robotic radiotherapy system, which tackles tumours often previously considered difficult or impossible to treat and makes chemotherapy and invasive surgery redundant. A handful of such machines will be installed at NHS hospitals within the next few years.

CyberKnife uses a tracking system which allows the delivery of radiation with an accuracy of less than a millimetre, and shoots more than a hundred beams of radiation at tumours. The accuracy allows considerably higher doses of radiation to be used. The system adjusts to movements of the patient due to breathing, allowing the treatment of tumours formerly considered inoperable due to their proximity to major blood vessels. It cannot, however, compensate for movement caused by coughing. Conventional radiotherapy requires twenty or more sessions, while CyberKnife needs as few as three.

The first Briton to benefit from CyberKnife was Robert Ferrant, who had been given only months to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a condition suffered by around 7,600 Britons a year that led to the death of <em>Dirty Dancing</em> star, Patrick Swayze. His tumour was wrapped around an artery and had been deemed inoperable. Three gold seeds were inserted to Ferrant’s tumour to guide the laser. He was awake during therapy and said the experience was painless. Other treatments could have extended his life by around three months, but CyberKnife offers the prospect of a cure.

CyberKnife is unsuitable for the treatment of bladder, bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer due to the thin muscle walls of these organs, but can treat such cancers as that of the head, neck and spine. Using CyberKnife, the Centre Oscar Lambret in Lille was able to treat more than 200 patients who could not otherwise have been treated in 18 months. More than 35,000 people worldwide have benefited from the technology to date. Machines cost between £2 and £3 million, while a lead-lined bunker costs an additional £6 or so.