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Nuclear imaging targets the origins of back pain

World Spine Day 2017

(Vienna, October 16, 2017) Low back pain is an increasing and extremely widespread condition that becomes chronic in many patients, causing severe physical and emotional distress. Moreover, back pain is one of the leading causes of activity limitation and work absence all over the world and thus, has an enormous economic burden. Up to 80% of patients with back pain suffer from unspecific pain without identifiable cause. „But for those patients who are suspected to have a pain generator responsible for their complaints imaging techniques such as SPECT/CT can open up the path to efficient treatment,“ says Prof. Dr. Willm Uwe Kampen, expert from the Bone and Joint Committee of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) on the occasion of the World Spine Day 2017.
Lately, molecular imaging using SPECT/CT (Single photon emission computed tomography / computed tomography) has become increasingly valuable in identifying pain generating lesions in patients suffering from back pain. This novel technique detects the raised metabolism that accompanies abnormal bone changes that cause back pain, and accurately localizes these to the anatomic sites that may be approached for treatment. „Identifying these physiological processes is essential since they precede anatomical changes by weeks, sometimes even months, and very often mark the actual targets for efficient treatment,“ says EANM expert Prof. Dr. Willm Uwe Kampen. This goal is achieved by tracers – weakly radioactively labelled substances the patient is injected with – and highly sensitive cameras which register the increased radioactive radiation emitted by the critical spots. The strength of hybrid SPECT/CT imaging lies in delivering such functional information on bone metabolism combined with the information from computed tomography (CT) which uses X-rays to assess the exact position and structure of the affected bones and joints. Thus, the combination of both methods (SPECT/CT) in a single examination has become state of the art in order to obtain a complete diagnostic picture whenever specific anatomical and physiological causes for back pain have to be assumed. „SPECT/CT offers the best of both worlds, as this novel hybrid imaging method combines the strengths of traditional CT with the proven benefits of nuclear medicine imaging, helping to establish a more accurate diagnosis in certain cases of severe back pain and opening up pathways for therapies with long-lasting effects. One of the fields where SPECT/CT has proven particularly helpful is the assessment of persisting or recurring back pain after spinal fusion surgery,“, says Prof. Kampen.
„This kind of treatment, which has become quite common in patients who suffer from constant back pain, sometimes causes follow-up complications. Persisting pain in these patients has multifarious reasons: Among them are postoperative infections, the improper placement of implants, broken screws, the loosening of hardware or the failure of bone fusion. Moreover, the rigid fixation of vertebrae can lead to increased stress on the adjacent spine segments. This might cause degeneration of the vertebrae above or below the fixed spine region or of facet and sacroiliac joints. While other imaging techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provide precise and highly useful anatomical information this is often not sufficient since areas that are only anatomically suspicious are not necessarily the real origins of the back pain. In all these cases additional information on possible alterations in bone metabolic activity is crucial to establish what really induces the symptoms. SPECT/CT can provide all this information in a convenient single examination. Several studies show that SPECT/CT can track down pain causing conditions that are less easily – or not at all – captured by X-ray- and magnetic resonance images. „Ultimately, by improving the surgeon“s understanding of what is causing the patient“s symptoms, SPECT/CT has a profound role in selecting the right patient for the right treatment at the right time,“ according to Prof. Kampen.

Tracking down the culprits
The same advantages apply, of course, when it comes to examinations that are not connected to post-operative problems. CT and MRI provide reliable information on anatomical abnormalities such as disc herniation, degeneration of the vertebrae or potentially pathological changes of the bone marrow. But again, in an ageing European population it is becoming increasingly difficult to identify the culprit lesion on a background of multiple incidental degenerative findings. By localizing increased metabolic activities SPECT/CT helps filtering out the relevant pain generators. SPECT/CT has also proven valuable in patients with chronic low back pain who had undergone manual therapy without experiencing pain relief. SPECT/CT could identify facet joints that were metabolically active due to initial degeneration but without morphological changes seen in conventional radiography or even in CT. Subsequently, these patients received targeted treatment with facet joint injections which brought considerable alleviation, thus confirming the diagnostic value of SPECT/CT and the importance of functional in addition to anatomical imaging in order to select the right treatment. Thus, SPECT/CT opens up promising research paths that allow to assess and increase the efficiency of manual therapy.
„The relevance of SPECT/CT for identifying and staging cancer that has spread to bone has long been acknowledged. But recently it has become clear that SPECT/CT is an extremely useful problem-solving tool that can benefit a significant portion of patients with low back pain. In an increasingly cost-aware healthcare environment, being able to predict with SPECT/CT who will benefit from a particular treatment is an important prerequisite for an efficient treatment that in many cases can turn a life long burden into a curable condition,“ concludes Prof. Kampen.

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Hallwang Clinic Private Oncology

The Hallwang Clinic is one of the leading establishments in integrated cancer therapy.

Hallwang Clinic Private Oncology

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Working with state-of-the-art technology, the Hallwang Clinic is able to identify early signs of disease, and deliver targeted treatment. In addition, it has a broad range of experience in hematology, oncology, internal medicine and preventive medicine.

Once the clinic has established a person´s individual genetic profile, it can proceed to a targeted treatment. Based on various tests, an individual treatment strategy is designed including targeted antibodies, vaccination-strategies, chemotherapy and natural substances.

The Hallwang Clinic thinks that a relationship based on trust between doctor and patient is essential. It is created by personal discussion and careful clarification of Information.

The Hallwang Clinic offers 16 spacious single and twin bed rooms, with modern furnishings, some with balcony and a wonderful view of the enchanting natural surroundings. There is a generously dimensioned suite available on the top floor. All rooms and the suite are pleasantly light and airy, and all have large bathrooms. Each room has flat-screen tv, telephone and wi-fi connection. Patients are welcome to use the fitness room and physiotherapy department at any time at the Hallwang Clinic.

In order to achieve the best possible outcomes, the Hallwang Clinic stands to devise and implement an individual therapy plan for the patients. Treatment is carried out by a multidisciplinary team in cooperation with highly specialized doctors in human genetics, with immunologists, oncologists, radiologists, and dieticians/nutritionists. This treatment plan is supplemented by psychotherapeutic support and in-house physiotherapy.

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At the Hallwang Clinic, a professional team of nurses looks after its patients throughout the treatment. They act as a contact for any need, and create an atmosphere where every guest feels completely comfortable, and totally confident to be in good hands. All the staff is dedicated to making a stay at the Hallwang Clinic as pleasant as possible.

The Hallwang Clinic attaches great importance to a lovingly care in pleasant surroundings. A healthy lifestyle is very important. It takes pride in fresh and healthy food. To the greatest possible extent, it uses products that are sourced locally, which is lovingly prepared in a modern kitchen, always giving maximum consideration to nutritional values. And do not forget that we eat with our eyes, too. Meals are served in pleasant surroundings.

The Hallwang Clinic is a place of wellbeing. All year round, there is always something new to experience and discover.

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Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic is situated in the lovely Black Forest of Southern Germany, and offers a range of personalised treatment strategies tailored to meet the patient´s individual needs as part of a comprehensive and holistic treatment program.

Our mission is to design a personalized treatment plan for every patient.

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New: Funny cartoons assist nuclear medicine physicians

Help for children during nuclear medical examinations

New: Funny cartoons assist nuclear medicine physicians

Sunny & Tim and their team help children through nuclear medical examinations (Source: Dr Ronald van Rheenen, Floris de Jonge)

Nuclear medical examinations can be stressful for patients – particularly for children. But Sunny the Isotope, Tim the Tracer and Rob the Receptor help reduce the strain. These cartoon characters, which have been developed by Ronald van Rheenen, expert of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM)., The Visual Education Project that gave birth to these characters provides child patients with age-appropriate information on the imaging examination. They make preparation rules easy to understand and lend a touch of fun and adventure to the procedure.
Undergoing a nuclear medical imaging examination can be quite a challenge. Some of these procedures last over an hour. During this time the patient is required to lie still on the imaging bed and avoid any motions as these might render the images being created useless for diagnostic purposes. For the same reason eating is sometimes not allowed prior to the imaging. All this is particularly demanding for children whose examinations make up an estimated 10 % of all nuclear medical examinations. They are also intimidated by the unfamiliar environment with its large nuclear medicine cameras whose detectors are placed very close to the body and somtetimes directly over the patient“s head. Concerns that the examination might be painful add to young patients“ anxiety. The accompanying parents are not always able to cheer up their child as they themselves might be distressed not knowing what to expect and which results the examination will provide.
In order to alleviate such fears and improve diagnostic accuracy through better cooperation of doctors and their young patients Dr Ronald van Rheenen, Nuclear Medicine Physician at the University Medical Hospital in Groningen (Netherlands) initiated the nonprofit Visual Education Project. Its „heoresheroes“ are Sunny the Isotope and Tim the Tracer, cartoon characters who appear in three different stories where they stand for the radioactive and the tracer substance that together form the radiopharmaceutical the patient is injected with. Tim takes Sunny on a journey through the body and guides him to Rob the Receptor who represents the target organ where the radiopharmaceutical accumulates. There Sunny shines his „special lights“ which reperesent the emitted radiation. This enables the „Photo Doctor“ to take pictures of the diseased areas. While this refers to diagnostic procedures one of the story lines also addresses nuclear medical therapy: This time Sunny & Tim are joined by Sam the Demolisherwho destroys the sick-spot. The stories are freely available as animations on YouTube and can be purchased as picture books (for links see below). Dr. van Rheenen, who pursues these educational activities in his free time, cooperates closely with the graphic designer Floris de Jonge. He brought the characters and storylines to life that Dr. van Rheenen had in mind. Meanwhile both have created three other storylines dealing with radiological imaging examinations.
The adventurous stories, straightforwardly told and catchily illustrated, not only help dissolve anxieties but also guide the childrens“ preparation before and their behaviour during examination. But the education material not only aims at very young readers. It might even help adults with low-health-literacy to understand the procedures and purposes of nuclear medicine. „Our decision to convey information in the form of visualized stories is motivated by the fact that most of the textual or verbal information which is provided prior to our examinations or therapy, is not correctly remembered – if at all,“ says Dr. van Rheenen. The project that started off three years ago as a local initiative based in Groningen has already spread its material considerably. The EANM and several European hospitals as well as patient platforms have the animations running on their websites or refer to it. With the support of the EANM the project is now on the verge of developing into a global initiative. Currently, versions in German, Spanish, French and Cantonese are under way and Dr. van Rheenen is dicussing possibilities of further dissemination with different National Nuclear Medicine Societies.
„It is essential to tailor explanations to the childrens“ grasping ability. Introducing the Visual patient education project to pediatric nuclear medicine and explaining the procedure with cartoon characters is a very promising tool to alleviate fears and apprehension and to transform the nuclear medicine study into a fun experience. This improved patient experience leads to improved cooperation resulting in studies of higher technical quality, ultimately leading to improved diagnostic accuracy“, says Dr. Zvi Bar-Sever, Chairman of the EANM pediatric committee.

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Heart disease: nuclear imaging improves diagnostic

(Vienna, March 21, 2017) Heart catheterizations for assessing coronary heart disease are often unnecessary and can be replaced with functional cardiac imaging techniques. This is the result of a large-scale study recently conducted in the UK. „Functional cardiac imaging is less risky and less costly while providing accurate and reliable results. It is a good diagnostic starting point that should serve as gatekeeper for angiography,“ says Prof. Riemer H.J.A. Slart, cardiovascular expert of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).

Chest pain might be a sign of coronary heart disease (CHD). If patients present with these symptoms it is essential to clarify whether this suspicion can be confirmed or not. Several diagnostic ways are available to detect CHD and determine whether revascularization – the restoration or improvement of the blood flow to the heart – is needed. A classical method is coronary angiography (CAG), an invasive technique that requires the catheterization of the heart. However, over the past decade two functional cardiac imaging techniques that create images of the heart and the coronary vessels have become important alternatives: Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). MPS is a nuclear imaging technique based on gamma-rays emitted by injected radiopharmaceuticals that accumulate in organs while CMR as a subfield of magnetic resonance imaging uses strong magnetic fields that interact with hydrogen atomic nuclei of the body.

MPS as well as CMR enable precise characterizations of the coronary system and allow for the localization of areas in the heart with an insufficient blood supply. They play a key role in diagnosing cardiovascular diseases, establishing prognoses and assessing the efficiency of possible therapies. The success of these imaging methods is even still growing as the underlying technological processes are continuously being improved. Compared to CAG these imaging techniques offer several benefits: They are non-invasive and less risky, they reduce the patients“ strain and help save costs. Despite these advantages, though, CAG is still much too frequently used at an early diagnostic stage in patients with suspected CHD. Too many of these patients undergo cardiac catheterization without obstructive coronary disease being found, a practice that exposes patients to unnecessary risks and creates avoidable costs. This has been shown by the CE-MARC 2 trial, a randomized study recently performed in six hospitals in the UK including 1202 patients with suspected coronary heart disease. Prof. Riemer H.J.A. Slart, cardiovascular expert of the EANM, points to the crucial result of the study: „Employing non-invasive functional cardiac imaging – MPS as well as CMR – results in a significant reduction of unnecessary angiography.“

Guidelines induce too many angiograms
The study divided the 1202 patients into three groups in order to compare three diagnostic strategies for clarification of suspected CHD: The first one used CMR and the second one MPS as a diagnostic starting point. The third strategy followed the guidelines of the British National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). In this latter group, those patients with a CHD pre-test likelihood of 10%-29% (defined as „low risk“ for CHD based on age, sex, symptoms, and medical history) were referred to cardiac computed tomography (CCT), while patients with a CHD pre-test likelihood of 30% to 60% (intermediate risk) were scheduled for MPS, and those with a high pre-test likelihood of over 60% were sent directly to coronary angiography. In the other two groups angiography was only provided as a possible follow-up examination. The researchers found that within 12 months 42,5 % of the patients belonging to the NICE guidelines group underwent coronary angiography while only 17,7 % of the CMR group and 16,2% of the MPS group did so. But the most important result is that 29% of the heart catheterizations carried out in patients of the NICE guidelines group turned out to be unnecessary but only 7,5% in the CMR group and 7,1% in the MPS group. The rate of clinical complications occurring after the 12 months test period did not differ between the three groups. One additional finding concerns CCT, which the NICE guidelines require for patients with low CHD risk. It turned out that the number of unnecessary angiograms that were performed on the basis of foregoing CCT examinations was significantly higher than that which were based on functional imaging results.

„It has become quite clear that coronary angiography needs to be restricted to cases that really require invasive examination. Functional imaging should be adopted easier and more frequently in the assessment of CHD, even in high risk groups. This is in the patients“ interest as well as for the benefit of the health care systems,“ says Prof. Slart. However, as the EANM expert points out, the new guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) – which apply in several European countries – already fulfill these requests in part. While the British NICE guidelines define a CHD pre-test likelihood of 60% as threshold for immediate angiography the ESC guidelines require a pre-test likelihood of 85%. „The ESC guidelines certainly are a step in the right direction,“ says Prof. Slart.

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HELP JOSELITO! – New Therapies for an Autistic Child

HELP JOSELITO! - New Therapies for an Autistic Child

An autistic boy in Mexico, an overwhelmed family looking for help, a Frenchman with a vision: these are the ingredients of Dr. Jean Weinfeld’s therapy crowdfunding project „HELP JOSELITO!“. Yet its continuation depends on supporters searched on Joselito’s innovative therapy has already given astonishing results, it can also help other autistic children – but now it needs financial support.

Joselito’s therapy experiment started in late 2014. Dr. Jean Weinfeld developed an extensive and original therapy concept, in which he included a psychologist and a rhythm therapist in Mexico. First, a pragmatic therapy fosters Joselito’s motor and cognitive abilities in everyday life. Second, an aesthetic-sensorial therapy helps Joselito to open up and communicate with the outside world through lyrical stimuli that aim to „surprise“ his senses. Dr. Jean Weinfeld recorded both project and therapy concept in a book written in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and German. The book and its free e-book version of „HELP JOSELITO! A Health and Therapy Project for a Mexican Autistic Child“ were released in February by GRIN Publishing.

Achievements of the therapy program for autistic children

Joselito (Jose Guillermo Águila Guerrero) suffers under an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The program designed for him can be yet applied to other persons with a Pervasive Development Disorder. For instance Dr. Jean Weinfeld tried a concept variant with an Asperger child.

The program focuses on creativity and expressivity, to which speech also belongs. Success was first reached by classical speech training. Joselito trains his motor abilities and coordination by a combined movement, rhythm and music therapy, also by dance, drum and piano playing. This enabled him to interact in a playful way with other people and to get along with his life – without stress or constraint. Now, the aesthetic-sensorial part of the therapy concept includes excursions. Numerous pictures and videos document Joselito’s therapy successful results on

However, without the help of donors Dr. Weinfeld and Joselito’s therapists cannot pursue their work on this concept. Help them to help!

The author and initiator

Dr. Jean Weinfeld, the author and founder of the project „HELP JOSELITO!“, has been working for decades in the field of cross-cultural education. Born in France Dr. Weinfeld now lives in Germany; he already published several specialist books in French, German and Spanish. Dr. Weinfeld travels regularly to Mexico to continue and expand this therapeutic program on the spot together with the therapists. Suggestions and comments related to this program are most welcome.

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How to Select And Store Olive Oil

How to Select And Store Olive Oil

Olive oil was popularly called „liquid gold“. Olive Oil is becoming a part of more and more kitchens and more dinner tables throughout the world. It is one of the most healthiest vegetable oils. This oil is considered as one of the best oil for healthy heart. Studies show that Olive Oil can protect the arteries from damage and can also reverse the bad effects of Cholesterol, which in turn protect your heart from strokes. The other interesting fact about this Oil is that the numerous health benefits of Olive Oil runs as deep as its history. There are different types of Olive Oils available to use; Extra virgin, virgin, pure, pomace and lite, but people mostly prefer Extra Virgin Olive Oil over other types due to its high mineral and vitamin content.

List of health benefits of olive oil
1. Reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
2. It helps prevent Heart Strokes
3. Treats Osteoporosis
4. Helps to relieve Depression
5. Prevent Skin Cancer
6. Protects against Breast Cancer
7. Reduces the risk of Alzheimer disease
8. Keeps the Heart Healthy and Young
9. Improves Nail Health
10. Helps in Weight Loss
11. Improves Sex Life
12. Helps to get rid of Ear Wax
13. Relieves Constipation
14. Eliminate Kidney Stones
15. Acts as a pain reliever

How to select the best olive oil?

1.The very first thing while buying olive oil is to verify if it is the type of olive oil you have been looking for.
2. Check for the origin of the oil. This information will be found on the backside label of the bottle,
3. Always Look for the harvest date on the label of the bottle
4. When you buy a bottle of the oil always remember to smell and taste the oil a little.
5. Always buy Olive oil which is harvested in your own country.

How to Store Olive Oil?

Storing the oil is very important to maintain its quality and retain its shelf life Says Pocketnewsalert
Keep these few pointers in mind to ensure a better shelf life of your olive oil.

-Store the oil in a cool and dark place.
-Keep the oil away from heat, air, and light.
-Always store the olive oil in a dark or opaque glass bottle, or a stainless steel container.
-Always keep the lid of the bottle tightly closed.

Figaro Olive oil is one of the best olive oil brands available in India. It is also priced reasonably. The oil is extracted from the fruit of the olive plant. There are Virgin Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pure Olive Oil, and Lampante Oil. Olive oil has many benefits for our health, skin and hair.

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Global Medical Pillows Market 2016 Global Industry Analysis, Market Key Trends, Growth, Shares, Current and Future Players

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Prostate cancer: Identifying and destroying the tumour through nuclear medicine therapy

(Vienna, December 13, 2016) Prostate cancer patients who are resistant to hormone treatment used to have a poor prognosis. Until recently, the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities had been limited, but now innovative developments in nuclear medicine imaging and therapy open up promising pathways. Novel substances used with PET/CT (positron-emission tomography combined with computed tomography) not only allow for better diagnosis but also offer treatment options where other therapies have failed. „This offers a glimpse of hope to patients who suffer from this particularly severe form of prostate cancer,“ says EANM expert Prof. Markus Luster.
Prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and causes around 90.000 deaths per year in Europe. Up to every second patient who has his prostate surgically removed or has undergone radiation therapy suffers from relapse. In severe cases the level of testosterone upon which the tumour is dependent to a large extent has to be reduced drastically in order to fight the disease. This is usually done by hormone therapy. However, a considerable number of patients are or will become resistant to this kind of treatment (so called castration-resistant prostate cancer / CRPC). This means that in spite of therapy the tumour has not been destroyed definitively and in many cases is now affecting the lymph nodes or has even extended to the stage of often painful bone metastases. Prognosis of patients who progress to this stage is poor.

A common means to detect prostate cancer and assess the stage of the disease is the measurement of the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which serves as a biomarker for the presence of cancer cells. However, in patients whose testosterone production has been suppressed medically PSA levels are often too low to be measured. This includes CRPC patients in whom this therapy has failed to eradicate or halt the tumour. Moreover, PSA measurement provides no information about the sites and the extent of the recurrent cancer. However, newly developed nuclear medicine methods have opened up promising diagnostic avenues that might more sensitively and accurately enlighten both patient and physician about the location and extent of disease. At the same time, this new approach also provides new therapeutic modalities which can improve the still poor prognosis of CRPC-patients in the future. The leading part is played by a protein called Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA). It is found abundantly on the surface of prostate cancer cells and its number appears to be increasing with the aggressiveness of the disease. This makes PSMA an ideal target for detecting cancer cells by nuclear imaging. The essential means to achieve this is the Ga-68-PSMA-ligand, a substrate that binds to PSMA – comparable to a key that fits into its lock – which is labelled with the radionuclide Gallium 68. This tracer has already been used successfully in a large number of PET/CT examinations: After the patient has been injected with Ga-68-PSMA-ligand the tracer is taken up by the cancer cells which are made visible for the examining physicians by the radiation. „The substance has proven to be highly sensitive and reliable in detecting carcinoma in lymph nodes as well as metastases in other body regions. Over the past decade or so other substances such as choline have been evaluated and applied but in terms of accuracy and diagnostic outcome Ga-68-PSMA is now state of the art,“ says Prof. Markus Luster.

As he points out PSMA is not only useful for diagnostic but also for treatment purposes: The PSMA-ligand can be labelled with another radionuclide called Lutetium-177 that is able to destroy the cancer cell from inside through radiation. „Several tests have demonstrated that Lu-177-PSMA-therapy can reduce tumour mass and alleviate pain. Patients who have no other treatment options left and whose cancer cells have been shown to take up PSMA-ligands are very likely to benefit from the diagnostic and therapeutic potential of PSMA imaging and therapy,“ says Prof. Markus Luster.
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Product innovation: Poltava-Bischofite

Crystalline mineral concentrate as a bath additive with magnesium chloride, juniper oil, spruce oil and eucalyptus oil

Product innovation: Poltava-Bischofite


Bischofite is a rarely occurring mineral. It is composed as follows: MgCl2 – 6H2O and is therefore chemically a water-containing magnesium chloride.
There are only a few proven Bischofite discovery sites in the world. Even more rare are the „pure“ Bischofite existence with a mineral content of more than 93%. Among these rare occurrences is the mine near the town of Poltava in Ukraine. The occurrence in Poltava is with 2.5 km the deepest in the world and is therefore also the oldest. Probably this fact makes the Poltava-Bischofite particularly valuable and gives it distinct healing and health-promoting properties. The exploration of the Bischofite from the Poltava mine began in the nineties, shortly after the discovery of the mineral here.
During the years 1993-1996 in the Medical Academy of Dnepropetrovsk the effectiveness of the mineral was not only proved in the treatment of the movement apparatus. Its positive effect was also found in the cardiological diseases (coronary heart disease, hypertension, tachyarrhythmias). In addition, the antibacterial and immunostimulatory properties of the mineral have been proven.
Effective use of bischofite electrophoresis has been demonstrated in the treatment of bile tracts disorders in the Poltava Medical Institute (1998-2002) and in the rehabilitation of liquidators of the Chernobyl disaster (1996-2003).
The Research Institute for Hygiene and Medical Ecology in Kiev (2002-2004) confirmed the safety of the use of bischofite on humans.
Bischofite has already established itself very well in the treatment of diseases of the movement apparatus and the peripheral nervous system.
Waterbaths with the feeding of Bischofite are helpful with: arthrosis, arthritis, osteochondrosis, sequelae after injuries, contractures, neuroses, neuritis, lumbago (low back pain), neuralgia, sciatica, vegetative dystonia, metabolic disorder, worsening of general wellbeing, reduction of performance, stress, sleep disorder, complex health-promoting measures.
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Groupanalycis of Triplettsequences

Since its detection, the HIV viral disease (AIDS) is causally resistant to anytherapy.A cure seems to be possible at symmtomatical level, as it is with other viral diseases. Hence in an essay does examine the underlying structure of the HIV virus RNA sequence using the model of Cohorts of Barcelona, and will provide the finding that, in priciple, base pair tripletts may be considered as spatial linguistic entities or conditions, similar to the Kleinian group in mathematics, and therefore a RNA/DNA.thread in this way basically depicts a conglomerate of symmetries (conditions). This uncloses a new theoretical basis of a syntactically symmertric interpretaton as well as an etiological therapy for instance a structurally inverted construct used as antiviral genetic structure.

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