* The Story of Exploration for oil in the Hadhramaut is an article written by alumnus Ashraf Girgrah.
It was long ago that the Qu’atyi sultanate and the British protectors have been negotiating with different oil companies for exploration. They did not reach an agreement on the terms of the oil companies. What makes matter more complicated was the inclusion of element of tribes who resided in the region of exploration and the Qatayri Government. Some of them rejected the offer advanced by some oil companies and demanded a similar oil agreement like the ones signed with the Gulf States.
At the time the British official version was that there were insufficient commercial quantities of oil in the region when the geological surveys later on proved wrong.
At the time of oil exploration Hadhrami poets and singers celebrated the occasion by welcoming the good news of oil exploration. Some critics attribute the shutdown of the oil rigs to a political understanding between the British and the Saudi rulers.
Read more here.
* Aden College alumnus Farooq Murshed sent us a presentation about the surge of cholera in Aden.
The presentation was delivered by Dr. S. Siva who worked in the Occupational Health at Aden Refinery Company Hospital.
The surge of cholera in 18 governorates increased every day.
It explained the disease of cholera and its method of spead among the population; its common sources of infection and the people at risk.
The presentation spoke about the stages of illness and recovery.
View the presentation here.
* Almunus Farooq Murshed visited the animal zoo in Steamer Point (Tawahi) with his son. he took a lot of snap shots while in the zoo. Some of shots appear in column 2 of this update.
* Dr. Mohamed Ali Al Bar sent us an email about a study paper authored by a group of physicians in Saudi Arabia claiming that "Adjuvant TaibUVID nutritional supplements proved promising fornovel safe COVID-19 public prophylaxis and treatment: enhancing
immunity and decreasing morbidity period for better outcomes (A retrospective study)".
In their introduction they wrote "Unfortunately, unlike the modern pharmacy schools’ curriculum, modern medicine schools’ curriculum(taught in almost all modern medical schools globally) does not include a topic or even short notes about the therapeutic benefits of natural products and medicinal plants that are available in all countries and environments.
This causes three major health disadvantages: lack of physicians’ knowledge regarding the treatment, wasting these enormous therapeutically beneficial resources."
The authors list the benefits of these theupatic medicine in their paper.
To view the paper click here.
* Dr. Adel Aulaqi sent us an email with an article about "Dementia prevention, intervention, and care 2020". The article was published in the Daily Mail. It stresses that "Dementia ISN'T part of old age - nearly HALF of cases can be avoided
Dr Ellie Cannon for The Mail on Sunday
Nobody wants to develop dementia and for good reason: it’s the most feared condition among people over 50, according to surveys. Yet most people assume there’s little they can do to protect themselves.
The update from the Lancet Commission comes as welcome proof to the contrary: you CAN, in many cases, stop dementia before it happens.
These findings make it clear that each one of us can reduce our risk of dementia. And it’s never too early to start. Much of the experts’ analysis of the available evidence points to mid-life – between the ages of 45 and 64 – as the crucial time to get healthy. From this point onwards, the effects of a poor lifestyle build up. And, as we all know, prevention is usually a much better option than attempts to cure, particularly as there is precious little to offer dementia patients at present.
So, according to the world’s leading experts, what are the risk factors you need to know about? And, crucially, what does the evidence say you need to do about them?
The update from the Lancet Commission comes as welcome proof to the contrary: you CAN, in many cases, stop dementia before it happens, writes Dr Ellie Cannon©".
To view the article click here.