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Our spring newsletter features the remarkable stories of two people who recovered their health after removing implants that MELISA identified as causing hypersensitivity. We also summarise a new poster presentation from Tel Aviv Medical Centre about metal allergy and lung disease. We discuss cobalt's role in metal-on-metal hip implant failures. Finally we're delighted to announce a new MELISA Study Group: in Sydney, Australia, on 21st August.
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Surgical mystery of child's complex metal allergies
6 year old Daniel Stephens had life-saving titanium rods placed in his spine in an attempt to correct the extreme curvature caused by scoliosis. But he started to suffer from multiple severe symptoms from fevers and rashes, to chest pain and breathing difficulties. His doctors finally identified numerous metal allergies through MELISA testing and were able to "camouflage" the rods Daniel needed by coating them with carbon and checking their compatibility. Daniel is now a healthy 14 year old who describes his surgeon as "a hero".
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Granulomatous lung disease associated with metal allergy
A leading Israeli scientist will this month tell the American Thoracic Society conference about MELISA's usefulness in understanding sarcoid-like lung disease. Prof Lizi Fireman's research identified that sensitization to other metals, in addition to the widely studied beryllium, may cause granulomatous lung disease. The metals can be selected according to the metals identified in a tissue biopsy.
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Nickel hypersensitivity causes dramatic ill health
A facebook post by Tina Rees tells of her battle with metal allergy. “After three years of very scary, unpredictable, undiagnosed health problems from Inflammatory problems, digestive disturbances, migraines, nausea, muscle wasting, and different body pain in every joint in my body last week I had the cervical hardware removed from my neck.  If it were not for the MELISA Foundation and as well Christa C. Davis author of Steel Standing. I wouldn't have been able to have the MELISA test that saved my life.“
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Artimes Group and NeuroScience offer MELISA implant screening
NeuroScience are providing laboratory services, including MELISA testing to the Artimes Group. Artimes' specialty is providing laboratory service coordination for orthopaedic surgeons, pain management surgeons and neurologists. They can now offer MELISA implant testing from NeuroScience to pre-screen patients prior to implanting drug delivery devices, and to test patients post-implantation, if they are now exhibiting symptoms of sensitivity.
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Clinical applications and treatment for metal hypersensitivity
Dr. Eileen Wright, M.D discusses sources of metal exposure and the health effects of hypersensitivities to metals such as mercury, nickel, and lead,and how the MELISA test can help detect such sensitivities and put patients on the path to better health. She looks at case histories and talks through post-diagnosis treatment options, including supplements and detoxification techniques.

Watch here
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Upcoming Conferences in Sydney, Australia
2nd International Tick Borne Diseases Conference  14-15 June
Recognition, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, including Prof Miklossy’s insights into neuroborreliosis.
1st Australasian MELISA Study Group 21 August 
The impact of dental and environmental metals on human health.
20th Integrative Medicine Conference 22-24 August
Multi-disciplinary complex treatment strategies for autoimmune disease, cancer and chronic pain.
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Vitamin C - back in the news as a cancer cure 
Vitamin C has long been hailed as a cancer cure by alternative therapists but little research into its efficacy has been conducted. Partly because it can't be patented and also because huge doses taken orally are just excreted. A recent small scale study showed how injected Vitamin C not only killed ovarian cancer cells and left healthy cells untouched, but also reduced the adverse side effects of chemotherapy. Larger clinical trials appear to be justified.
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Cobalt - toxic, but allergy causing as well
There has been much information about the withdrawal of certain metal-on-metal implants due to failure associated with high levels of cobalt and chromium ions in the blood of hip replacement patients. Some patients may suffer pain and suspected recurring infections but their metal levels remain within guidelines - could that be the time to look at allergy rather than toxicity?

Click here for cases
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Best of the blogs
MELISA is following the blog: wheelchairkamikaze.com written by Marc, a New Yorker who combines highly informative research and incisive comment on multiple sclerosis and its treatments, with reflections on the progression of his own disease, stunning photographs and entertaining films shot from a camera mounted on his electric wheelchair as he races around New York's busy and bumpy sidewalks.
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MELISA Foundation
E-mail info@melisa.org
Phone +44 20 8133 5166
Web www.melisa.org
MELISA Testing
Exposure to metals through dental fillings and implants, joint prostheses, environmental pollutants and medication can create health problems in hypersensitive individuals. Metals may trigger type IV cell mediated allergies. MELISA is a blood test which can identify which metals are causing or will cause problems. MELISA testing has been developed to test for Lyme disease and for allergy to a small number of foods.

Copyright © 2014 MELISA. All rights reserved.
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logo 220 Spring Newsletter 2014
Our spring newsletter features the remarkable stories of two people who recovered their health after removing implants that MELISA identified as causing hypersensitivity. We also summarise a new poster presentation from Tel Aviv Medical Centre about metal allergy and lung disease. We discuss cobalt's role in metal-on-metal hip implant failures. Finally we're delighted to announce a new MELISA Study Group: in Sydney, Australia, on 21st August.
MELISA NEWS

image 173
Surgical mystery of child's complex metal allergies
6 year old Daniel Stephens had life-saving titanium rods placed in his spine in an attempt to correct the extreme curvature caused by scoliosis. But he started to suffer from multiple severe symptoms from fevers and rashes, to chest pain and breathing difficulties. His doctors finally identified numerous metal allergies through MELISA testing and were able to "camouflage" the rods Daniel needed by coating them with carbon and checking their compatibility. Daniel is now a healthy 14 year old who describes his surgeon as "a hero".
button
 
image 173
Granulomatous lung disease associated with metal allergy
A leading Israeli scientist will this month tell the American Thoracic Society conference about MELISA's usefulness in understanding sarcoid-like lung disease. Prof Lizi Fireman's research identified that sensitization to other metals, in addition to the widely studied beryllium, may cause granulomatous lung disease. The metals can be selected according to the metals identified in a tissue biopsy.
button
Nickel hypersensitivity causes dramatic ill health
A facebook post by Tina Rees tells of her battle with metal allergy. “After three years of very scary, unpredictable, undiagnosed health problems from Inflammatory problems, digestive disturbances, migraines, nausea, muscle wasting, and different body pain in every joint in my body last week I had the cervical hardware removed from my neck.  If it were not for the MELISA Foundation and as well Christa C. Davis author of Steel Standing. I wouldn't have been able to have the MELISA test that saved my life.“
button
INTERNATIONAL 
 
image 173
Artimes Group and NeuroScience offer MELISA implant screening
NeuroScience are providing laboratory services, including MELISA testing to the Artimes Group. Artimes' specialty is providing laboratory service coordination for orthopaedic surgeons, pain management surgeons and neurologists. They can now offer MELISA implant testing from NeuroScience to pre-screen patients prior to implanting drug delivery devices, and to test patients post-implantation, if they are now exhibiting symptoms of sensitivity.
button
image 173
Clinical applications and treatment for metal hypersensitivity
Dr. Eileen Wright, M.D discusses sources of metal exposure and the health effects of hypersensitivities to metals such as mercury, nickel, and lead,and how the MELISA test can help detect such sensitivities and put patients on the path to better health. She looks at case histories and talks through post-diagnosis treatment options, including supplements and detoxification techniques.

Watch here
button
Upcoming Conferences in Sydney, Australia
2nd International Tick Borne Diseases Conference  14-15 June
Recognition, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, including Prof Miklossy’s insights into neuroborreliosis.
1st Australasian MELISA Study Group 21 August 
The impact of dental and environmental metals on human health.
20th Integrative Medicine Conference 22-24 August
Multi-disciplinary complex treatment strategies for autoimmune disease, cancer and chronic pain.
button
and finally...
 
image 173
Vitamin C - back in the news as a cancer cure 
Vitamin C has long been hailed as a cancer cure by alternative therapists but little research into its efficacy has been conducted. Partly because it can't be patented and also because huge doses taken orally are just excreted. A recent small scale study showed how injected Vitamin C not only killed ovarian cancer cells and left healthy cells untouched, but also reduced the adverse side effects of chemotherapy. Larger clinical trials appear to be justified.
button
 
image 173
Cobalt - toxic, but allergy causing as well
There has been much information about the withdrawal of certain metal-on-metal implants due to failure associated with high levels of cobalt and chromium ions in the blood of hip replacement patients. Some patients may suffer pain and suspected recurring infections but their metal levels remain within guidelines - could that be the time to look at allergy rather than toxicity?

Click here for cases
button
 
image 173
Best of the blogs
MELISA is following the blog: wheelchairkamikaze.com written by Marc, a New Yorker who combines highly informative research and incisive comment on multiple sclerosis and its treatments, with reflections on the progression of his own disease, stunning photographs and entertaining films shot from a camera mounted on his electric wheelchair as he races around New York's busy and bumpy sidewalks.
button
 
MELISA Foundation
E-mail info@melisa.org
Phone +44 20 8133 5166
Web www.melisa.org
MELISA Testing
Exposure to metals through dental fillings and implants, joint prostheses, environmental pollutants and medication can create health problems in hypersensitive individuals. Metals may trigger type IV cell mediated allergies. MELISA is a blood test which can identify which metals are causing or will cause problems. MELISA testing has been developed to test for Lyme disease and for allergy to a small number of foods.

Copyright © 2014 MELISA. All rights reserved.