Betreff: ALZHEIMERS....GLOBAL EPIDEMIC
Von: JCMPelican @aol.com
Datum: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 01:45:37 EDT
To All: Reports are numerous -- everyone is commenting (article, "Alzheimers Set to Explode" below) -- note the huge increases projected for Asia!!! I have also included a portion of an Asian webpage re WiFi information from 2005.
Will the United Nations step in to announce "prudent avoidance measures re EMF/EMR" before the figures are adjusted to reflect what is really happening?
The addition of WiFi to our already over-polluted, toxic EMF/EMR environment has "added fuel-to-the fires" that Dr. Michael Repacholi, while working for the World Health Organization, refused to help control.
It is beyond me what can be done to mitigate harm being caused by WiFi short of "reversing course," but it is painfully obvious that some sort of warnings need to be issued to persons around-the-world to immediately reduce "close, chronic, prolonged EMF/EMR exposures."
Since reduced levels of melatonin are now known to be linked to autism as well as Alzheimers and other neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinsons, the United Nations should call upon the World Health Organization (WHO) to institute measures to inform international media that persons should check sleeping areas re electric appliances, cordless phones, telephone equipment including transformer boxes as well as cell phones and cell phone chargers -- a long list of "items of concern," and to move beds away from walls opposite electric or gas meters, as well as appliances, computer equipment, etc. that might be against wall opposite bedroom.
I wonder how many Asian children, teens and adults keep their cell phones close to their pillows? I received a report from a woman here in the United States that her mother -- recently diagnosed with Alzheimers -- has been sleeping with her cell phone "under her pillow....." AND also has it close to her while the cell phone is being charged......!!!"
Take care everyone - Joanne
Joanne C. Mueller
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Prediction: 106 Million Alzheimer's Patients by 2050
WebMD Medical News
Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD
June 11, 2007 -- Today, 26.6 million people worldwide suffer Alzheimer's disease. In just over 40 years, that number will quadruple to more than 106 million patients -- and 43% of them will need full-time care in nursing homes.
This grim prediction of the global burden of Alzheimer's disease comes from Johns Hopkins researcher Ron Brookmeyer, PhD, and colleagues. The researchers base their forecast on a complex computer model fed United Nations population projections and data on Alzheimer's disease.
"We face a looming global epidemic of Alzheimer's disease as the world's population ages," Brookmeyer says in a news release. "By 2050, one in 85 people worldwide will have Alzheimer's disease."
The only good news from the computer model is that if new ways are found to slow the disease, it would significantly reduce the global burden of Alzheimer's -- even if these new treatments had only modest effects.
Delaying Alzheimer's onset by just one year would reduce the 2050 case load by 12 million patients.
But not all breakthroughs are equal. If researchers succeed in slowing Alzheimer's progression as well as delaying onset, there would be only 9.2 million fewer cases by 2050 -- because people with the disease would survive longer.
"The worldwide costs will be huge," Brookmeyer and colleagues warn.
Currently, nearly half of the people with Alzheimer's disease live in Asia. That proportion is expected to grow to 59% by 2050, with nearly 64 million cases.
Brookmeyer's reported the grim numbers to the Second Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Prevention of Dementia, held June 9-12 in Washington. The findings also appear in the Alzheimer's Association journal Alzheimer's & Dementia.
SOURCES: Brookmeyer, R. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 2007; manuscript received ahead of print. News release, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
© 2007 WebMD Inc. All rights reserved.
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MIMO - "popular flavour" WiFi .......
ZD NET ASIA
FAQ: Wi-Fi's latest alphabet soup
Fast-paced innovation can be exhilarating, but it can also be a recipe for confusion.
Take Wi-Fi, the popular wireless-networking technology that's taken the computer and consumer electronics industries by storm. The term specifically refers to a handful of standards approved by industry groups that has made wireless networking inexpensive and nearly unbiquitous in the latest gadgets and computers. The Wi-Fi standards use unlicensed radio spectrum to transfer data between devices, such as a laptop and a wireless-networking router.......... [ skip ]
.........Sorting out the alphabet soup can be as frustrating as untangling the ball of wires behind your PC that the standards are supposed to help replace. For example, 802.11n is still in development but manufacturers are trying to get a jump on the demand for it by developing products using a technology that 802.11n will be based on. Called MIMO, it's getting lots of buzz as some wireless-router makers tout it as the most powerful flavour of Wi-Fi to date.
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