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New KConnect search services give healthcare the very best in medical information


(PRWEB) April 14, 2015

The new state-of-the-art medical information search services have the ability to empower healthcare and life science professionals and the public alike. The search services can provide the fastest and most relevant medical support information available from which users can make the best-informed decisions.

The intelligent (semantic) search services can incorporate both published medical literature and in-house medical information sources (such as electronic health records or health registries).

“The quality of the search performance can help clinicians and researchers remain at the forefront of their profession. By having the right knowledge about best practices and treatments at their fingertips, clinicians can ensure the very best in patient outcomes and a healthier community”, says Professor Robert Stewart, Department of Psychological Medicine, King’s College London.

Intelligent search for better user experience

The search services have been made ‘intelligent’ by understanding the meaning/context/intent of user queries. The very best in medical information is made more findable by the fact that the semantic search is not just based on query keywords but also on related concepts and contexts.

The user search box has the ability to understand keyword connotations, related concepts and their relationships within a medical context. Such machine comprehension is also employed in the ‘reading’ (indexing, classifying and annotating) of medical content so that the most relevant information can be found even if a user’s chosen keyword happens to be absent within the text.

Search global medical information in any language

The accurate language mapping of key medical concepts allows users to search in their own language (currently there are several European languages available with more to follow). The addition of machine translation means that information can be provided either in English or the source’s original language.

Building blocks for tailored medical services

Individually created components and toolkits mean that an organisation can tailor its search driven

medical solutions according to its own requirements. There are several tailoring options available including information sources, access (cloud or local installation), language, security, functionality (alerts, recommendations and social search) and whether the created solution is either standalone or embedded.

Partnership opportunities

Due to the expected demand for its services, KConnect is looking to extend its Professional

Service Community
by looking for new partners to help with the quick and wider adoption of

its services.

Contacts

Sales (Northern Europe): Mikael Hallin

Email: mikael.hallin(at)findwise(dot)com

Mobile: +46 725 455105

http://www.findwise.com

Sales (Eastern Europe): Endre Jofoldi

Email: endre.jofoldi(at)precognox(dot)com

Mobile: +36 208 861391

http://www.precognox.com

Research: Allan Hanbury

Email: allan.hanbury(at)tuwien(dot)ac(dot)at

Mobile: +43 1 58801 188310

http://www.tuwien.ac.at

The KConnect Consortium:

Vienna University of Technology (Austria); Findwise AB (Sweden); Precognox Kft (Hungary); Ontotext AD (Bulgaria); Trip Database Ltd (UK); Health on the Net Foundation (Switzerland); Qulturum, Region Jönköping County (Sweden); King’s College London (UK); University of Sheffield (UK); Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic).







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Rapid Opiate Detox in 8 Hours at Las Vegas Rapid Detox Medical Clinic


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

Las Vegas Rapid Detox Medical Clinic is pleased to announce that they have successfully performed 500 rapid opiate detox procedures without any complications. The milestone was reached on September 21, 2013, at the Las Vegas Rapid Detox Medical Clinic. On this day, the 500th patient was treated to stop their physical addiction to opiates in 8 hours without physical withdrawal.

Since July 2007, Dr. Thomas Yee, MD, an anesthesiologist with 20 years of clinical experience, certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, has treated 500 patients from all over the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. Performed in certified operating rooms at accredited hospital or surgery centers, the advanced rapid opiate detox procedure (AROD), developed by Dr. Yee, has been used for rapid Suboxone detox and on patients addicted to various opiates including heroin, oxycontin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, dilaudid, vicodin, tramadol, etc.

“The best way to describe what we do is imagining 2 weeks worth of cold-turkey quitting being compressed into 8 hours while the patient sleeps under anesthesia,” Dr. Yee stated. “We know the physical withdrawal in quitting opiates is horrible, but the discomfort is finite; it does not last forever. The trick is to hurry up the withdrawal so the patient can get over it while sleeping.”

After the 8-hour rapid opiate detox treatment, the patients would receive 48 hours of one-on-one nursing care for recovery. After returning home, patients are required to have weekly counseling for 6 months to treat the psychological aspect of addiction. In order to prevent relapse, patients are also required to receive FDA-approved monthly injection of a long-acting opiate-blocker, Vivitrol, from nearby providers.

To find out more about how Las Vegas Rapid Detox Medical Clinic reached the 500 patient mark without complication, go to http://www.saferapiddetox.com or http://www.rapiddetoxlasvegas.com.







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Novus Medical Detox Center Highlights Survey Findings: More Americans Support Detox and Rehab Over Methadone as Treatment for Heroin Addiction


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

According to a recent YouGov/Huffington Post survey on heroin addiction treatment, half of all Americans interviewed supported detox and abstinence, while only 19% were in favor of treatment with synthetic opioids like methadone.(1) Although many within the healthcare community advocate for “medically assisted treatment” with synthetic opioids, the survey findings suggest that most Americans concur with Novus Medical Detox Center that detox and abstaining from future drug use is a better approach than prescribing other drugs.

The YouGov/Huffington Post survey presented respondents with two opiate treatment options—one where addicts are provided with FDA-approved synthetic opioids under medical supervision versus one where addicts attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings and detox completely from all drugs—and found that more Americans felt detox was the better program. The same poll also revealed that 40% of respondents agreed “synthetic drugs are more dangerous than helpful,” while only 24% opined they were “more helpful than dangerous.”(1)

In a follow-up article to the survey, Huffington Post writers referred to medically assisted treatment with synthetic opioids as “the standard of care for opiate treatment” and derided abstinence as a “broken method.” The article further claimed that 90% of heroin addicts following the abstinence method will relapse, though it didn’t address relapse rates for other methods. (2)

Despite such assertions, Novus’ experience has shown that its detox programs have a high success rate, both among former heroin users as well as those who subsequently become addicted to methadone. “Treating substance abuse with more drugs is not a viable long-term solution, as it often simply replaces one addiction with another,” stated Kent Runyon, Executive Director of Novus Medical Detox Center. He notes that many people develop a tolerance to methadone and other prescription opioids, and have to take increasingly higher dosages to achieve the same effect. “High-dose methadone ultimately makes the recovery process that much harder for an individual and attempting to withdraw ‘cold turkey’ at that point could kill them.”

Runyon maintains that the high relapse rates associated with drug abstinence are not a direct reflection of the approach itself, but are generally due to other factors such as the “hit-or-miss” quality of some detox and drug rehab programs as well as insufficient time devoted to the process. “The fact is that the longer the time a patient spends in rehab directly increases the recovery rate and reduces the relapse rate. There are countless thousands of people who have overcome opiate addiction without touching a single drop of methadone. And as many patients can attest, detoxing from methadone at any dose can be more difficult than trying to get off heroin in the first place,” added Runyon.

Mortality statistics published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that despite a sharp rise in heroin overdose deaths in 2013, twice as many people died from prescription opioid overdoses as from heroin.(3) Another CDC report analyzed methadone specifically and estimated that some 5,000 people die from methadone-related overdoses each year.(4) Runyon contends that the risk of addiction and overdose from synthetic opioids is a strong argument in favor of drug-free treatment programs.

Rather than treating opiate dependency with methadone, buprenorphine or Suboxone, Novus offers medically supervised detox programs that ease patients through the withdrawal process with natural supplements, nutrient-enriched IV treatments, and 24/7 access to nursing care and withdrawal specialists. The customized treatment programs follow proven medical protocols, and patients who require further support are referred to well-screened, quality drug rehab facilities. For those individuals who attempted prescription opioid treatment only to find themselves dependent on another drug, Novus offers methadone and Suboxone detox programs—and even takes on high-dose cases that other facilities refuse.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox Center and its opiate/opioid treatment programs, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center is a Joint Commission Accredited inpatient medical detox facility that offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Florida, Novus is also licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient. By incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment, Novus tailors the detox process for each patient, putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television and high-speed Internet access. Novus’ expansion is tied to their contribution to their industry and their local community, ranking number 48 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 Fast 50 Awards list of the fastest-growing companies in Tampa Bay, and number 2,936 on the 2014 Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1. Moore. Peter. “Poll Results: Heroin” in Huffington Post polls on YouGov; January 20, 2015. today.yougov.com/news/2015/01/20/poll-results-heroin/

2. Grim, Ryan and Ariel Edwards-Levy. “Science Be Damned: Americans Prefer Broken Method Of Heroin Treatment, Survey Finds”; Huffington Post; February 23, 2015. today.yougov.com/news/2015/01/20/poll-results-heroin/

3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Overdose Death Rates; February 2015. drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Prescription Painkiller Overdoses: Use and Abuse of Methadone as a Painkiller”; CDC Vital Signs; July 2012. cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2012-07-vitalsigns.pdf







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Lawyer Warns of Medical Evidence Showing Increased Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death due to Antipsychotic Medication Use


Harlingen, Tx (PRWEB) June 09, 2013

Today, Harlingen Attorney Ricardo A. Barrera posted an article on his popular website blog about the alleged connection between sudden cardiac death (SCD) and prescribed antipsychotic medication such as Zyprexa, Haldol, Risperdal and others.

“These drugs apparently raise the risk of sudden cardiac arrest by three times,” comments Mr. Barrera. “This is unacceptable.”

Citing Dr. Audrey Uy-Evanado who reported at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society in Denver (Clinical Psychiatric News, May 24th, 2013), Barrera wrote that these medications have a three-time increased risk factor for SCD over those who are not on such medications. Dr. Uy-Evanado, with of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, based her remarks on the ongoing Oregon Sudden Unexplained Death Study. Clinical Psychiatric News reported “In a multivariate logistic regression analysis adjusted for age, gender, and comorbidities, having schizophrenia was not associated with an increased risk of SCD. However, patients on a first-generation antipsychotic agent had a 3.76-fold increased risk of SCD (P = .0002), and those on a second-generation antipsychotic drug had a 3.3-fold increased risk.”

Barrera suggests that families who have lost members to SCD who were also on antipsychotics, to consider contacting an attorney to discuss the merits of a legal case.

ABOUT RICARDO BARRERA

Ricardo A. Barrera is a South Texas attorney that currently practices law in the Rio Grande Valley. Mr. Barrera graduated with honors from Texas A&M University-Kingsville where he was also elected student body president. Mr. Barrera went on to graduate from Texas Tech University School of Law where he won a national championship on moot court. Mr. Barrera has been commended by both the Texas House of Representatives and his U.S. Congressman for working above and beyond to help others in defending their rights.







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New National Access Cannabis Website Showcases NAC’s Mission of Facilitating Safe and Responsible Access to Health Canada’s Medical Marijuana System


Victoria, BC (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

National Access Cannabis today announced the official launch of its new website. NationalAccessCannabis.com will serve as an introduction and conduit to NAC’s care centres for the growing number of Canadians who want to access legal medical cannabis to treat a multitude of ailments within the guidelines of Health Canada’s system.

The site features powerful video testimonials from Canadians who have benefited from responsible medical cannabis use, including the personal story of NAC’s founder and his father’s cancer treatments.

“I researched and learned about the benefits of medical cannabis when my father was dying of cancer,” Alex Abellan, founder of NAC, says in a video featured on the site. “My father did not react well to the morphine doctors gave him, he was in a fog and couldn’t communicate. When we treated him with cannabis, it relieved his pain and we were able to connect with him!”

Personal stories told through videos on the site reflect NAC’s vision of improving quality of life for Canadians by creating a network of care centres providing services for safe and responsible access to Health Canada’s system.

NAC first provides education on how Health Canada’s medical marijuana system works. Members are then connected with a physician for a medical assessment. If a physician concludes medical marijuana is a good option for the member, NAC assists with selecting a Health Canada Licensed Producer and helps submit the required Medical Documents.

Members also receive pharmacist consultations for ongoing guidance on safe and responsible use and utilize pharmacy software to monitor usage. In addition, each member receives the National Access Cannabis Card, a secure non-transferable medical marijuana card developed in consultation with law enforcement to assure police that patients are legally authorized by Health Canada to use medical marijuana.

Visit the new site and learn more about NAC’s mission at NationalAccessCannabis.com. NAC can also be found on its social channels on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About National Access Cannabis (NAC)

NAC is devoted to improving patients’ quality of life by creating local care centres across Canada. NAC facilitates safe access to medical marijuana within the laws and guidelines of Health Canada by connecting our members with physicians, providing pharmacist consultations and pharmacy software to monitor safe usage, and giving members a medical marijuana card for proof of compliance for law enforcement.







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Recent Reports State That 19 Million Americans Abuse Prescription Drugs; FDA and Novus Medical Detox Agree That Education is Needed


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 46 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdose, which adds up to about 17,000 deaths annually. The reports also state that poisonings by drug overdose have tripled over the past 30 years. (1) Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, states that the reason behind the high number of fatalities lies in inadequate drug education.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries this same belief, and has responded by implementing a new drug education program. The program seeks to educate doctors who prescribe these highly-addictive painkillers, as well as the patients who are taking them. The program’s mission is “to teach doctors about proper opiate prescribing for pain patients to minimize the risks of diversion and addiction.” (4)

The United Nation’s World Drug Report 2014 stated that in 2012, 6.1% (19 million) of Americans abused prescription opioids, including morphine, codeine, OxyContin and Vicodin. This figure categorizes the United States as a country that abuses prescription drugs more than any other country in the world. (2) In an effort to lower the number of people harmed by these drugs, Novus warns Americans to exercise caution when receiving a new prescription from a physician, and to ask questions related to its side effects.

“Intentionally or not, Americans may be underestimating the highly addictive nature of drugs such as opioids,” stated Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon. “It may start as nothing more than filling a prescription for legitimate pain, but overdose may result when a patient seeks to elicit a stronger high from these drugs.”

Novus recommends that the following steps be taken when being prescribed a new medication (3):

●    Be sure that the prescription comes from a trusted physician;

●    Only use the medication as prescribed;

●    Ask the physician about the medicine and its effects;

●    Conduct your own research about the drug’s effects; and

●    Be prepared—ask your doctor what to do if one becomes addicted.

All of these tips are important to heed before a patient starts to take a medication, because addiction may begin with the patient being unaware of a medication’s initial effects. This patient may begin to take pills more liberally than prescribed, and the dangers of addiction do not lie far behind.

Runyon maintains that comprehensive drug education, starting in grade school and continuing throughout adult life to physician visits, can help to significantly reduce the number of Americans addicted to such drugs.

While new preventative measures are being taken, Novus recommends looking out for the following symptoms or behaviors (but not limited to), if someone suspects that a loved one is abusing pain reliever prescription drugs (5):

●    Nausea, drowsiness;

●    Mood swings and anxiety;

●    Slowed reactions, movement and breathing;

●    Jittery or secretive; and/or

●    Neglect of work/school responsibilities.

Runyon advises those who are dependent upon any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those with integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox’s addiction and detox programs, visit http://www.NovusDetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an inpatient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment—putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television, and high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1.Hutchins, Sarah. “Drug Overdose: Prescription Painkillers Poison 46 Americans Every Day.” Liberty Voice, 20 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. guardianlv.com/2014/07/drug-overdose-prescription-painkillers-poison-46-americans-every-day/.

2.Blake, Matthew. “Extent of US Dependency on Prescription Drugs Revealed: UN Report Shows 6% of American Adults Hooked on Pills.” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 07 July 2014. Web. 21 July 2014. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683318/Extent-US-dependency-prescription-drugs-revealed-UN-report-shows-6-American-adults-hooked-pills.html.

3.Winkel, Bethany. “Avoiding Prescription Drug Abuse—Treatment Solutions.” Treatment Solutions. N.p., 11 Feb. 2010. Web. 23 July 2014. treatmentsolutions.com/avoiding-prescription-drug-abuse/.

4.Sack, David. “FDA Prescription Drug Abuse Plan Hits—and Misses—the Mark—Addiction Recovery.” Addiction Recovery with David Sack, M.D. Psych Central.com, 7 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. blogs.psychcentral.com/addiction-recovery/2014/07/fda-prescription-drug-abuse-plan-hits-and-misses-the-mark/.

5.“Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Pain Reliever Abuse.” Narconon International, n.d. Web. 22 July 2014. narconon.org/drug-abuse/signs-symptoms-pain-relievers.html.







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New MedixSafe Alert – Ambulances Must Have A Medical Safe, Narcotics Cabinet, or Drug Locker


Memphis, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

In many states and counties across the country, narcotics safes are required for proper storage of necessary life saving drugs. This requirement is for the safety of the patients and staff. Unfortunately there is still a high number of ambulances without proper security procedures.

In extreme cases it is an EMT who steals the narcotics and even replaces the vital pain killers with saline. Later, the patient needing urgent relief receives none. As seen in the case in Baraboo, Wisconsin last November. According to court documents, officials at the ambulance service contacted police after noticing four vials of the painkiller Dilaudid went missing from a supply closet. When interviewed by the detective, documents state, he took drugs from the cabinet about 10 times, and that he typically would replace what he took with saline or Benadryl.

Last week, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, a bag of medical supplies were stolen from a Robeson County ambulance. Responders were inside a home tending to a patient when the theft took place. The bag has been recovered and two people have been charged for the theft,

MedixSafe offers solutions that can prevent narcotics theft in Ambulances by offering high tech narcotics cabinets. The MedixSafe product is available in 5 different sizes and many different configurations including; Biometrics, PIN, Proximity Card, Wi-Fi, Wall Mount, and Separate Compartments.

The MedixSafe M1 is the ambulance trade’s first, simplest dual access security solution. Incorporating both proximity card readers and PIN pads, M1 technologies allow for individual accountability and automated recordkeeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations.

The MedixSafe Biometric M2 is the ambulance trade’s most technologically-advanced Triple Access Security Solution. The revolutionary M2 is equipped with a stand-alone networkable TCP/IP based controller and is designed to require combinations of fingerprint, PIN and Proximity Card for access.

Keys or PIN numbers alone are no longer enough to ensure security and accountability for emergency narcotics access. Across the country, controlled substance inventory loss is having a critical impact on patient care, staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line. This has led to new regulatory demands for an access audit trail – MedixSafe not only enforces authorized access, it tracks access for unprecedented accountability. MedixSafe offers unique, field-tested security technologies to meet those demands.

For more information about MedixSafe visit http://www.medixsafe.com or call 855-MEDIXSAFE.

Sources:

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Can Sleeping Pills Cause Chronic Fatigue?; polyDNA Reviews the Medical Literature


Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 16, 2014

polyDNA’s most recent survey, taken in June 2014, showed that 45% of respondents wanted to know if their prescription sleeping pills or other tranquilizers could cause chronic fatigue. The answer is yes. Studies show that a common side effect of these drugs is a feeling of physical and mental fatigue. (See the AARP, from June 12, 2012) (1) Drugs used to treat anxiety disorders, agitation muscle spasms, and insomnia are called benzodiazepines, or more commonly, tranquilizers or sleeping pills. “Benzodiazepines can cause sedation and fatigue by dampening activity in key parts of the central nervous system (CNS). People who take a benzodiazepine for more than two or three weeks may develop a tolerance to the drug, and over time may need to take increasing doses to achieve the same effect, only worsening their fatigue. Long-term effects also may include muscle weakness. It’s important to remember that it takes older people up to three times longer than younger people to flush these drugs out of their bodies. The ensuing buildup of the drug in the body puts older people at a much higher risk for experiencing fatigue and for developing physical or psychological dependence. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can also cause fatigue.” (1) These drugs can also weaken the immune system. “Sedation agents have clearly been shown to alter cellular function and other mediators of the immune system.” (See The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, from January 2014) (2) This weakening of the immune system can allow latent viral infections, with viruses such as EBV, CMV, HCV, etc. to increase in number and cause a feeling of physical and mental weakness and fatigue.

polyDNA recommends that people take Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin against latent viruses that can cause fatigue. The formula of these natural antiviral products was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin formula is effective against EBV and other viruses. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with the (EBV and other viruses)…reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR.” (3) The study authors also wrote that, “We observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (3) In addition, this natural antiviral was recently proven to reduce mental and physical fatigue in a post-marketing clinical study that followed FDA guidelines.

Both products can be ordered online on the Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin websites.

Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin are natural antiviral dietary supplements. Their formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinesis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at polyDNA, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses. To date, Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.

Which sleeping pills can cause fatigue?

There are many. They include alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan) and temazepam (Restoril). (1) Individuals can check if their sleeping pills cause fatigue by inserting the name of the drug in the search bar located here: http://www.drugs.com.

What evidence shows that sleeping pills and other tranquilizers weaken the immune system?

The drug classes mentioned above, “Analgesic and sedation agents have clearly been shown to alter cellular function and other mediators of the immune system.” (1) Moreover, another study showed that “the immune system and blood vessels can be adversely affected to a greater extent by short-term chronic administration of alprazolam (Xanax). (See Interdisciplinary Toxicology, from September 2011) (4)

How is a weak immune system linked to fatigue?

According to Dr. Hanan Polansky’s theory of Microcompetition, the decrease in the immune system will increase the number of latent viruses in these patients. One typical virus that infects most people is the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). Research shows that in high concentrations, these viruses cause fatigue. Therefore, polyDNA suggests reducing the numbers of latent viruses in the body to reduce physical and mental fatigue. Individuals can read more about Dr. Polansky’s theory here: http://www.cbcd.net.

Suppressing the immune system can also lead to a reactivation of latent viruses in the body. This further weakening of the immune system can allow an infection with a latent virus, such as with EBV, to create conditions favorable to viral reactivation and even more intense feelings of fatigue. In fact, the virus itself is responsible for feelings of “extreme fatigue.” (See the CDC, last updated January 7, 2014) (5)

polyDNA recommends that individuals who take prescription sleeping pills or other tranquilizers also take Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin against latent viruses, such as EBV.

To view the entire paper on Gene-Eden-VIR and the Novirin formula and fatigue, visit: http://cbcd.net/Gene-Eden-VIR-Decreases-Fatigue-Clinical-Study.php.

We invite the media to contact us for interviews at: note (AT) buy-gene-eden.com or phone 585-250-9999. All orders of Gene-Eden-VIR are completely confidential, and no information is shared or sold to any third party. Privacy is assured.

References:

(1) 9 Types of Medications That Can Lead to Chronic Fatigue. Published on June 12, 2012.

http://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-06-2012/medications-that-cause-chronic-fatigue.3.html

(2) Immunosuppressive aspects of analgesics and sedatives used in mechanically ventilated patients: an underappreciated risk factor for the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients. Published in January 2014.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24259637

(3) Gene-Eden-VIR is Antiviral: Results of a Post marketing clinical study. Published in September 2013.

http://cbcd.net/Gene-Eden-VIR-Clinical-Study.php

(4) Differential effects of alprazolam and clonazepam on the immune system and blood vessels of non-stressed and stressed adult male albino rats. Published in September 2011.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3203915/

(5) CDC – Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis.

http://www.cdc.gov/epstein-barr/

polyDNA is a biotechnology company that develops dietary supplements using the unique scientific method developed by Dr. Hanan Polansky, which is based on Computer Intuition.

In addition to his unique scientific method, Dr. Polansky published the highly acclaimed scientific discovery, called Microcompetition with Foreign DNA. The discovery explains how foreign DNA fragments, and specifically, DNA of latent viruses, cause most major diseases.

polyDNA developed Gene-Eden-VIR, an antiviral natural remedy that helps the immune system kill latent viruses.







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The Medical Conference New York’s Doctors Have Been Waiting For


New York, New York (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

MarijuanaDoctors.com, the nation’s premier service for connecting patients to the medical marijuana industry, will hold an educational forum for Medical Professionals at the 2nd annual 2015 Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition, taking place at New York City’s Jacob Javits convention center on June 17th – June 19th.

The Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo is the nation’s most preeminent conference in the professional cannabis industry. The exposition, now in its second year, is organized by The International Cannabis Association. The ICA has created a platform for individuals and businesses alike to get the necessary support in obtaining resources related to the marijuana industry.

The forum will cover a range of topics, all relevant to the medical marijuana industry, as it pertains to the State of New York, including but not limited to:

Introduction to Cannabis as Medicine
Research for Specific Medical Conditions
Components of Cannabis
Symptoms and Diagnosis
The Endocannabinoid System
Proper Dosage
Cannabinoid Profiles
Tolerance, Dependence and Withdrawl
Contraindications
Drug Interactions
Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

John Nicolazzo, MarijuanaDoctors.com’s co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, will be one of the featured speakers, as well as the host, and will be leading MarijuanaDoctors.com’s continuing medical education forum on the first day of the convention, June 17th from 11am-3pm.

“It is truly an honor to be presenting this course,” says COO John Nicolazzo. “When New York released the regulations for doctors we were already building our educational curriculum for New York Physicians. Our course is exact to what the state of New York requested with an additional three or four more learning objectives we felt were pertinent for doctors to understand. Our lineup is spectacular; we have several medical professionals presenting a variety of topics, all with amazing credentials.”

Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Nurses are invited to attend as well as medical students and doctors in residency. The forum will be an equivalency to a four-hour continuing medical education course which is a requirement by the State of New York for medical professionals as outlined in the state legislature.

The course, created by MarijuanaDoctors.com, is a pre-CME course and if approved by the State of New York, will be the state’s approved instruction for medical professionals.

Guests are encouraged to register early for enrollment as seating for the course is limited.

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WAISMANN METHOD

Beverly Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) January 02, 2013

An “abuse-proof” formulation of OxyContin may have helped reduce the number of patients abusing the drug, but Dr. Michael Lowenstein, medical director for WAISMANN METHOD® opiate detoxification and treatment, is voicing alarm at recent data showing it may have consequentially resulted in a sharp increase in heroin and other opioid drug use.

“After the new abuse-resistant OxyContin was released, I expressed concerns that it could encourage patients to migrate to other, sometimes more dangerous opioid drugs,” said Dr. Lowenstein. “Two years later this fear has become a reality, as the New England Journal of Medicine reported a huge increase in high-potency prescription opioids while heroin use nearly doubled. Patient education is more important now than ever before, so we can work to actually help alleviate people of their addictions to opioids rather than replace one narcotic for another.”

The NEJM study scrutinized data from 2,566 patients with opioid dependence, and found that abuse of OxyContin as the primary drug decreased from 35.6 percent to 12.8 percent from July 1, 2009 to March 31, 2012. During the same time period, respondent figures showed a rise in use of opioids, like hydrocodone and oxycodone, and powerful opioids, like fentanyl and hydromorphone, which rose from 20.1 percent to 32.3 percent. Data collected from WAISMANN METHOD® patients between January and December 2011 also showed similar trends. During this time, there was an 80 percent decrease in the number of patients treated for OxyContin dependency compared to those in 2010. At the same time, oxycodone patients treated at the facility went up by 35 percent.

According to the NEJM study, heroin was the most common opioid being used among the 66 percent who indicated they had switched after the abuse-resistant OxyContin was released. Qualitative responses from the study indicated many patients who switched to heroin did so because it was easier to obtain and more economical than prescription drugs. One participant said, “Most people that I know don’t use OxyContin to get high anymore. They have moved on to heroin [because] it is easier to use, much cheaper and easily available.”

“We want patients struggling with opioid addiction to know that there are true solutions, and that they don’t have to continue to put their lives in danger by using prescription painkillers or switching to illicit street drugs like heroin,” continued Dr. Lowenstein. “Abuse-resistant drugs are not the answer, and we in the medical community have a responsibility to do more for our patients so they can eventually live drug-free lives.”

For more information about WAISMANN METHOD® treatment and detoxification please visit opiates.com. For interviews contact Nicolette Surh at 877-975-3423 or send an email to Nicolette(at)rkpr(dot)net.

About WAISMANN METHOD® Treatment

WAISMANN METHOD® opiate treatment and detox is a safe and proven protocol for opiate dependency that utilizes the most advanced medical and psychological techniques available. Together Michael H. Lowenstein M.D., Clifford Bernstein M.D. and Clare Waismann, Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) created a treatment protocol based on a foundation of safety, success and respect. Our detoxification and aftercare programs are customized to each patient’s individual needs and dependency history, combining the most advanced medical treatment with personalized assessment and aftercare. From rapid opiate detoxification under sedation, to medically assisted detoxification and managed care at Domus Retreat, our doctors, therapists and staff work with patients to create personalized treatment and aftercare plans that ensure a healthy and effective transition to life without opiates. WAISMANN METHOD® patients achieve an extraordinarily high success rate because the treatment doesn’t take a cookie cutter approach to addressing opiate dependency. We always put treatment and care over blame and punishment. For more information, please visit opiates.com.

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