Stem cell therapy shows promise as chronic lung disease treatment

Chronic lung diseases affect patient health, well-being and quality of life. Traditional treatments for illnesses like pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and interstitial lung disease treat symptoms, but do not cure the problem. These diseases affect a patient’s ability to complete even the simplest tasks like showering or cooking a meal. According to the Lung Institute website, a handful of clinical trials in the U.S. use stem cell treatment to promote healing in those challenged with these diseases.

Stem cell therapy

Called the building blocks of life, stem cells renew and replicate. They can form any type of body tissue. Stem cells can come from the patient’s own body or from fetal or embryonic tissue. Adult stem cells have a quality called plasticity which means cells from one area of the body can transform to other types of tissue. They are called undifferentiated cells. The Lung Institute, a U.S. heath center, uses adult stem cells from the patient to treat chronic lung diseases. These are harvested from the patient’s bone marrow or blood, then reintroduced to the patient’s body via IV.

The Lung Institute

The Lung Institute focuses specifically on chronic lung diseases. It only uses adult stems cells in its treatments, taking advantage of the plasticity of these undifferentiated cells to foster healing in its patients. Its patients have varying degrees of success, as with any treatment, but the Institute already has its success stories, such as Joseph O., who underwent treatment for pulmonary fibrosis. Read his story on lifestylesafter50.com.

Although according to Cedars, the use of stem cell treatment is new, it shows promise in the treatment of many diseases, including chronic lung diseases. The Lung Institute offers one of the few experienced treatment programs in the country for stem cell therapy for lung diseases. Although not every patient can undergo the treatment, it may help those whose doctor determines stem cell therapy is right for them.

 

World Travel to New Zealand Interrupted by a Natural Disaster

On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 11:02 G.M.T. a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake disrupted travel to the nation of New Zealand. It struck some 59 miles north of the town of Christchurch. The quake created infrastructure damage on the Southern Island of New Zealand and also caused a series of tsunamis. Authorities quickly issued a warning urging people in coastal areas to seek high ground.

 

The island nation of New Zealand lies in the South Pacific to the west of Australia. Tidal waves over 16 feet in height are expected to arrive in the area between Malborough and Christchurch on the northeast edge of the Southern Island. Authorities have not yet calculated a death toll from these natural disasters, but the events today could prove catastrophic given the magnitude of the earthquake and the late hour of its arrival.

 

A smaller 6.3 magnitude earthquake in 2011 caused thousands of injuries and resulted in 185 fatalities. The nation’s Civil Defense Department urged everyone on the eastern coast of New Zealand to remain on high ground and away from beaches and coastal areas. Concern exists that a series of large waves will strike during the next day. Preliminary photographs from New Zealand displayed cracked asphalt roadways, toppled grocery store shelves and people huddling together outside on city benches in the night. Tsunamis potentially causes more extensive damage than earthquakes and many of the cities in Eastern New Zealand lie along the coast. Residents should evacuate inland or seek elevated ground immediately.

 

Jim Hunt Is Educating The Masses Through VTA Publications

Updated for 12-13-2016
Jim Hunt has taken to YouTube to prove his concept works. Through VTA Publications, he has been posting free videos that anybody can watch, to prove how his Wealth Wave and Make Mum a Millionaire systems work. They are definitely worth checking out, and the entire series can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_8HMk0s_M9rk2KZWOOTrQQ

Businessman and entrepreneur Jim Hunt is known as one of the most accomplished people in the financial industry. He has always found ways to reinvent himself and teach others how to be successful.

Hunt knows the financial industry is constantly changing. He has created something new to help navigate the market and help individuals gain more confidence in the industry. One of the main reasons why people find themselves so intimidated with investing is due to lack of knowledge. Even experts have to learn over time. With Hunt’s new VTA Publications system, all of the guess work is taken out and replaced with real-time data and variables that can be plugged directly into the system.

Hunt’s system puts together investments and education. As long as the right tools are available, people can be taught how and why things work. People learn differently. When concepts are broken down to their most basic level and made relatable, very good things can happen.

People all over the world have been singing the praises of VTA Publications. Individuals who want to know more can access information at the MoreMoneyReview site.

VTA Publications is one of the largest suppliers of long-distance learning and non-fiction publications in the U.K. People all over the world appreciate the services and the wide variety of publications available.

VTA Publications concentrates primarily on economic and financial data. All of the information is cutting-edge and available physically and digitally.

The company aims to offer clients the best in publications in simple to use formats.

Belfast Seeing Highest Rates of Tourism in Past 15 Years

With it’s gorgeous lochs and rolling green hills, Scotland has always held a reputation for being a popular travel destination. However, the small capital of Scotland hadn’t always maintained that same reputation until more recently.

 

With more and more cruise liners porting nearby, local residents of Belfast are starting to see a much larger influx of foreign tourists. The small town of only about 300,000 inhabitants aren’t used to such a large amount of visitors as they were a fairly rare sight in the past few decades.

 

Locals have noticed a few changes in Belfast since the tourism scene was revamped to order to encourage and accommodate the increase in visitors. One of these major changes has been in the food scene. There has been a new focus and emphasis on quality cuisine that has enough variety and luxury for enticing foreign tourists. In fact, Belfast has recently seen the opening of two restaurants, OX and Deanes Restaurant, that are both Michelin-starred.

 

The city of Belfast is colloquially called the city of seven quarters for its each unique divisions. For those tourists looking for the most active scene, the Cathedral Corner features several bars, clubs and tasteful restaurants. The Titanic Quarter, as it is appropriately named, saw the construction of the infamous cruise liner bearing the same name. While ship manufacturing has decreased in the recent years, this area is still a beautiful reminder of the city’s rich history.

 

While the United Kingdom has earned a reputation for being fairly expensive for travel, visitors will be happy to know that Belfast is very affordable in contrast. With rents being almost a third lower than fellow Scottish cities and over half lower than those in London, this affordability may add another boost to Belfast’s growing tourist scene.

 

 

Gooee’s Smart Lighting Startup

Gooee is a lighting startup that has brought smart lighting to the masses. They have taken the confusion and complication out of the lighting business, and they use simple fixtures to deliver lights to their customers. This article is a look at why Gooee’s smart lighting is an incredible investment.

 

#1: Smart Lighting Fixtures For Less

 

There are quite a few fixtures that may be installed in any building or home, and Gooee has created smart lights that will operate themselves. The lights are efficient, and they will shut off when necessary.

 

#2: Using Cheaper Parts

 

Small sensors are placed in Gooee smart lights before installation, and the lights connect to the electronics associated with the installation. Homeowners who seek a better light fixture will find what they need in Gooee’s lighting options. They are far less expensive because less expensive parts have been used.

 

#3: Gooee Wants To Expand Online

 

Gooee’s startup must expand online by using app control for their lights and integrating with home automation systems. Everyone who wishes to make a change of lights in their space may purchase fixtures from Gooee today, and they may begin taking advantage of the fixtures in every room. Turning the lights on and off with an app is simpler than walking around the house, and a homeowner who wishes to simplify home management may have everyone in the family download the app on their phone. The home’s lights are managed properly, and they do not waste energy as they glow.

Gooee Smart Lighting

Jason Hope: Looking Beyond the Present

Jason Hope & IoTArizona Entrepreneur Jason Hope has a strong passion for technological advancements that improves human condition, primarily in the medical field. Whether it’s for recreational or medical use, technology is viewed by him as a medium that guides individuals to a brighter future.

Education and Philanthropy

After graduating with a Finance and MBA degree from Arizona State University, Hope became involved in many philanthropic efforts. He adores humanitarian organizations that seek solutions to combat aging effects in humans and help them maintain healthier lives. For instance, the SENS foundation that he’s closely affiliated with aims to treat many life threatening diseases before they occur. This deviates from the goal of traditional medicine.

In addition to working together with different organizations, Hope recognizes young talent from entrepreneurs in high school and college. As a result, he dedicates funds in order to help jump start their ideas. The ideas include technological advancements in the form of mobile apps, desktop software, gaming software and/or devices.

Futuristic Insights

The Internet of Things (IoT), a proposed development to integrate internet connections towards solving our daily problems, is highly emphasized by Jason Hope when he speaks to prospects. The advice that he offers is aimed towards businesses looking to capitalize on the technological advancements.

Visit Jason Hope’s blog for more futuristic insights and technology predictions.

 

 

 

New Study Reveals 230 Best Cities For Expats

After the election of Donald Trump, many frustrated Americans have given some serious thought to emigrating. Indeed, so many people checked out Canada’s immigration website that it crashed on November 8th.

 

If you are at all considering ditching the USA, you might want to consider this new list of the top expat cities in the world. This study, which looked at over 400 cities around the world, was compiled into a list of 230 by the consultancy firm Mercer. If you’re on the fence about making the leap to another country, you might want to check out one of these places on your next vacation.

 

Most of the cities Mercer ranks highly for expats are in Western Europe. The number one city on this list is Vienna. This is the seventh year in a row the Austrian capital has clinched the top spot on Mercer’s list.

 

Some other cities Mercer put in the top 10 include German cities Munich, Dusseldorf, and Frankfurt, as well as the Swiss cities of Geneva and Zürich.

 

Besides Western Europe, Mercer also highly recommends New Zealand’s Auckland, Canada’s Vancouver, and Australia’s Sydney. All of these cities scored phenomenally when it comes to health, education, safety, public services, and access to consumer goods.

 

Although researchers note that there are legitimate fears of terrorism as well as greater economic malaise in Europe, Mercer believes that most Western European cities continue to offer the greatest quality of life on earth.

 

The best city in the USA, San Francisco, only came in 28th place. Asia’s greatest city, Singapore, came in 26th place; the Middle East’s best city, Dubai, came in 75th; and Africa’s best city, Cape Town, came in 92nd.

 

The absolute worst destinations were Port-au-Prince, Hati; Sana’a, Yemen; Central African Republic’s Bangui; and, in 230th place, Baghdad, Iraq.

 

 

Wen by Chaz Goes Beyond the Benefits Provided by Standard Cleansing Conditioners

WEN Cleansing ConditionerA cleansing conditioner is a hair care product that contains both a cleansing agent and a conditioner. There are several benefits to using this type of combined hair care product, one of which is the ease of use. Rather than purchasing two different products for use at different times, the cleansing conditioner is designed to cleanse and condition at the same time. This saves people both time and money on the hair care products they use.

Another benefit to using a cleansing conditioner is the ability to retain most of the hair’s natural oil. As a combination product the cleansing agent is usually gentler on the hair and scalp than most stand alone shampoos. The conditioner puts back the moisture often lost through the process of cleansing and styling so the end result is hair that looks and feels soft and silky.

Wen Goes Beyond Conditioning

Wen by Chaz is a cleansing conditioner made to help repair damaged hair. In addition to the ingredients designed to help hydrate the hair after cleansing it also contains natural plant extracts that add necessary nutrients to help repair the damage done by processing and styling. The cleansing aspect of Wen also helps removes the buildup left behind by other products so the conditioner portion of the product can work better.

Not only did Chaz Dean create Wen as a cleansing conditioner, but he also added in the properties of a deep conditioner and a detangler. These additional properties allow even the thickest hair to be easily brushed or combed. The varieties in the line of Wen hair care products are made with specific formulas to treat the different issues people have with their hair. The different varieties allow people to target their specific issues so they get better results on the overall condition of their hair than what most other cleansing conditioners would provide.

Purchase Wen cleansing conditioner online here.

 

A Few Travel Ideas For The First-Time Traveler To China

China has always been a secretive nation. For much of human history, Westerners could only dream of taking a trip to see the wonders of the Middle Kingdom before they died. Now, thanks to globalization, we are living in an era where that dream can easily become a reality for anyone.

 

One problem with traveling to China is that it is just so vast. One trip can never encompass the entirety of this huge nation. In order to help out the first-time traveler, this article will detail three vacation destinations for vacationers with very different priorities. The first trip will be for the history buff, the second for the city lover, and the third for the nature enthusiast.

 

History lovers should plan on visiting Beijing and Xi’an. Since Beijing is the national capital, you will be right in the administrative heart of the country. You can tour the Forbidden City, stroll on the Great Wall, walk around Tianamen Square, and visit the Emperor’s Summer Palace. One of the top-rated hotels in Beijing by travel experts is called The Orchid, which is located in the historic Hutong district.

 

When you are done in Beijing, Xi’an is only a four-hour train ride away. Xi’an is full of ancient Chinese history. Of course, everyone has to see the Teracotta Warriors here, but you can also check out the Xi’an City Wall and the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi.

 

For a taste of modern China, you should head for Shanghai. Shanghai is far more cosmopolitan than any other city in China, so just know you won’t get an authentic “Chinese” feel here. Some top attractions include the French Concession, the Bund, and the brand new Shanghai Disneyland park. One high-class hotel travel agents recommend in Shanghai is called the Waterhouse, which is located right by Huangpu River.

 

If you are in the mood for natural Chinese scenery, you might want to look into Yangshuo County, Guilin. This southern area of China is hailed for it stunning mountains and landscapes. The finest hotel in the region is called the Yangshou Resort. Although it will cost you a pretty penny, the views you get at this resort are undeniably some of the most spectacular in the world.

 

 

These Are the Cheapest Cities in Europe Right Now

Have you always wanted to travel to Europe but was never able to do so? What stopped you? For many men and women, traveling is a great idea in theory, but it’s simply too costly to actually do in real life.

 

If you would like to travel to Europe, there are a few things that you can do to make the entire experience less expensive. One of the best ideas is to focus your travels on cities that are not too expensive. For example, it would be wonderful to visit London and Paris, but these are two of the most expensive cities in Europe. They are also two of the most expensive cities in the world.

 

Instead, try one of these low cost European cities.

 

  1. Krakow, Poland

 

Getting around in any new city can be expensive, and Poland is a great example of a country where taxis are just as cheap if not cheaper than public transportation. There are amazing things to see there as well, including castles and cathedrals.

 

  1. Debrecen, Hungary

 

You can get an amazing cocktail in Debrecen, Hungary for just $3.16. Can you imagine getting that in New York City? This is a widely popular locale with amazing shops, restaurants, museums and other sites.

 

  1. Rhodes, Greece

 

Right now, Greece is cheaper than ever to visit. Granted, you might run into some issues with the amounts of refugees that have been landing there, but in general, you’ll have a great time. And Greeks are eager to invite tourists.