Charity Autism Rocks

British Millionaire and Philanthropist, Mr. Sanjay Shah, is planning on staging concerts and events to raise funds for his charity Autism Rocks. The charity is triggered after Shah’s son diagnoses that he was suffering from autism. The 43-year old has been sponsoring kids in India for the past ten years through an international plan.
Mr. Shah grew up in Marylebone neighborhood in Central London and studied medicine at King’s College and later decided he didn’t want to get into the career. He got into accounting and got his first job with investment bank Merrill Lynch as the head of trading. He had to lose the job at the height of financial crisis in 2009 after nepotism in the resume shortlisting.
Nevertheless, Mr. Shah didn’t like the office work, so he planned on starting his own brokerage business and started small. “The only way for me to earn a living without limiting my income prospects was to become a broker but I thought rather than me doing that job for a big organisation, I’d rather start up my own business,” He said. He, therefore, rented a small office place with a few graduates and traders then worked hard and Solo Capital was born.
Five years down the line, he is worth $280 million, and Solo Capital operates in both Dubai and London. The business was doing so well, and Shah decided to focus on his Philanthropist jobs. In 2011, his son was diagnosed with autism, and this makes Mr. Shah sprung into action in trying to save his son and also to create awareness about the condition. After Mr. Shah’s youngest son had experienced challenges in the Dubai Autism Center, a government-funded resource to support families with autistic children due to years-long waiting lists, he volunteered to buy two Hyundai minibuses for the hospital to improve effort efficiency.
Mr. Shah is now planning on concerts with paid artists to raise funds for his charity Autism Rocks. He plans on small concerts for about 300 – 1000 people who pay higher attendance fees in support of the charity. Mr. Shah has other four people in London to influence his decision making on where the raised funds will be directed either to the US or Europe. Shah also plans on creating an Autism Rocks compilation album by next year from pop artists track donations.
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Sergio Cortes Alzheimer’s Research

Researchers at the Rio Claro UNESP and UFSCar of San Carlos reported that only three weekly exercise can delay and prevent Alzheimer’s, even if you have a genetic predisposition. According to Dr. Sergio Cortes, the research study reveals since Alzheimer’s disease is increasing more and more between individuals and one of the main challenges to combat. The study lasted four years and researchers belonging to the Federal University of São Carlos, UFSCar and the Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Rio Claro.

The results show that even a person with a genetic disposition to contract Alzheimer’s disease it can be combated with simple exercises, done weekly and moderately confirms Sergio Cortes. Thus, its effect will be a good stimulus to work the brain bringing body and benefit mainly mental. It is very important to practice as much as prevents delays its onset. The study by researchers took into account primarily genetic factors likely to increase the risk of neurodegenerative. Second, it quotes Sergio Cortes, were considered existing substances in amyloid plaques, which inflame and damage the neural connections. These two points have shown the surprising result of that exercise can combat the existence of the disease by interfering positively to the neural process is satisfactory and anti-inflammatory. These substances in those plates cause inflammation which consequently cause the cells to be systemic, meaning the entire body, will gradually die. According to experts, reports the doctor Sergio Cortes, what needs to be done is to prevent such inflammations that amyloid plaque deposits remain present causing a progressive loss of memory and stability of neurons.

What was confirmed in the study, how to prevent the spread the disease is the constant physical activity weekly or daily, reports Sergio Cortes. By doing so, the brain will receive natural stimulus where exercise acts as a brake on the degenerative process in mind and as an anti-inflammatory against the emergence of the substance. That’s why when practicing some exercise, the neural connection starts to work well, with positive stimuli by blocking the action of Alzheimer disease. According to the researcher Carla Nascimento and other scholars, quotes Sergio Cortes, it was found in this study that these inflammation is greatly reduced, improving the cognitive components and their functions. The most significant cognitive functions among the elderly by engaging in moderate physical activity three times a week were improving concentration, memory, sequential execution to perform everyday activities, planning and attention. The conclusion of the survey also depicts that physical exercise should start at a young age so that aging is healthy, much better and that you avoid problems in old age not only the onset of Alzheimer disease, but others too, concludes Sergio Cortes.

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Massive Disruptions in Global Swine Industry

Some big changes have occurred recently in the global swine industry. An epidemic of highly contagious swine influenza, a lethal pig disease that some people have compared to Ebola in humans, is presently sweeping through Eastern Europe. Concern exists that it may soon reach other countries. The disease broke out in Georgia, then rapidly spread to Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland. Some critics complain open and unchecked EU borders may be contributing to the rapid spread. Symptoms reportedly do not appear in swine until five to ten days following infection. 

In the United States, consolidation is occurring within the pork industry to a much greater extent than during previous years. In 2013, a large Chinese agribusiness, Shuanghui International Holdings, Limited, the largest swine packing company in China, purchased Smithfield Foods, a major U.S. pork producer for an estimated $4.72 billion dollars. Now called the WH Group, the privately held company is currently the largest swine agribusiness in the world. It reportedly maintains facilities in 26 U.S. states, ten EU nations and Mexico. It employees some 46,000 people and earns revenues estimated to approach $13 billion annually.

The state legislature in Nebraska, a state responsible for both extensive cattle and swine production, is presently considering amendments to state laws to allow large swine producers to expand their operations into additional counties within the state. Some beef producing organizations oppose the exemption provisions.

Health experts like researchers at the Amen Clinic suggest cutting pork from your diet while the risk is live.

Ebola Hits Britian For The First Time

The first case of Ebola has landed on British soil. Bernardo Chua passed this story along to me. A health worker was hospitalized at the Gaslaw hospital after she had returned from Sierra Leone. This female patient was working there as a nurse and she contracted the fatal disease after her return from Sierra Leone. This nurse went to there to help treat the victims of the disease and she contacted the disease herself. While the patient is being treated in the infectious disease unit she is in stable condition and she is under heavy surveillance.

This woman had looked for medical help after her return for Africa because she had begun to feel ill the morning after she had returned home. She was transferred to isolation in the London hospital and after she was treated it was confirmed that she had contracted the disease. She flew on British Airways so a British Airways spokesman said that they are working very closely with the health authorities in England and Scotland to make sure that the disease has not been spread. 

It is scary to think that the disease could be traveling to different countries outside of those countries that have already been affected in Africa, but at the same time the world has to work as an united force in order to stop the disease and trying to find a cure.

New Case of Ebola in UK

Bruce Levenson asks: when will it end? No one has the answer, especially now that a new case of ebola has shown up in the UK. It’s thefirst case of ebola to be diagnosed in Britain and it’s a health care worker who has contacted the dreaded and deadly virus.
The newly diagnoses patient is a NHS nurse who has just returned from Sierra Leone where she was treating ebola victims and helping to nurse them back to health. Now she herself is a victim and in need of specialized nursing.
The nurse had just returned from her stint in Sierra Leone via British Airways on Sunday night. She was screened for ebola via medical protocol at both Sierra Leone and Heathrow airports but showed no signs of the dreaded virus. On Monday morning she began to feel ill and quickly sought medical attention when she was diagnosed with ebola and placed in the Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital.
It is reported that the nurse is in stable condition and all people that she came into contact with during and after her flight back to British soil are being treated according to protocol.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon states that she was aware that this day could come and that she feels confident that they are well prepared to handle this and any more ebola cases that turn up in the UK.

Significant Progress Reported Against Malaria Worldwide

This week, the World Health Organization released a report about the status of efforts to combat malaria around the world. My friend Vijay Eswaran shared it with me. The researchers collected information reported by individual countries, hospitals and medical organizations. Thelengthy document provided some welcome good news.

Malaria, a chronic disease spread by the mosquito, remains a serious affliction, especially in tropical climates. The illness can prove especially harmful among children. According to the organization Malaria No More, around the world malaria costs the life of a child every 60 seconds.

Fortunately, the most recent information from WHO suggests that considerable progress occurred in the fight against malaria between 2000 and 2013. The report revealed that deaths attributed to the disease declined by some 47% on a global basis, a statistic giving rise to optimism that efforts to fund and implement programs to eradicate malaria are indeed making some progress. Additionally, WHO reported that for the first time in 2013, Sri Lanka and Azerbaijan indicated no deaths from malaria acquired inside their nations.

Possible Malaria Cure To Begin Clinical Trials

Malaria has sickened people around the world for generations. The side effects of this disease include: gastroenteritis, flu-like symptoms, jaundice, convulsions, blood in urine, retinal damage, and, at times, death. There has yet to be a cure to malaria, which is caused by mosquito bites. There might finally be a drug compound that could possibly cure malaria. This is good enough news to tea me away from shopping on Qnet.
Research doctors at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been working tirelessly to perfect a molecule that will attack red blood cells infected with malaria. Plans are in the works to prepare the (+)-SJ733 compound for clinical trials. Only adult patients with malaria with be included in the first round of testing. Hopeful doctors predict that the (+)-SJ733 compound will slow the spread of malaria through the body.
The end goal is to have a cure that only requires one treatment and is not costly. Africa would benefit the most from a cure to malaria. The most malaria related deaths occur there and the most potential for lives to be saved lie in Africa.