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Phantom Limbs

Introduction

A feeling that develops after the amputation of a limb in which removed limb is still felt to be attached to the body and performing its function is known as phantom limb. Nearly 60 to 80 percent patients have this type of feeling in their missing limb that is mostly painful. But this phantom sensation is not confined to the missing limbs only but it may also occur in other parts of the body after their amputation like removal of tooth leads to phantom tooth pain, whereas extraction of eye causes phantom eye syndrome. Continue reading Phantom Limbs

“Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach – A review

Grunt- The Curious Science of Humans at War Mary Roach

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” is one of the best-selling books developed on the curiosity of Mary Roach. She has also written books (curiosities) including “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” – a best-seller having hilarious exploration of human cadavers. The book, a kind of investigative journalism, has humorously and compassionately described the world of military scientists and their struggle to make every combat more survivable for fighters and soldiers. Continue reading “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach – A review

An eBook on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer

Cover letter for "Brief list of CAM strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer"
Cover letter for “Brief list of CAM strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer”

Brief list of CAM strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer” is a little eBook to know about the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments that can be used in cancer. Complementary medicine is used along with mainstream medicine (i.e. to support the mainstream cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or surgery). On the other hand, alternative medicine is used without mainstream medicine such as some plants or their products as, for example, products obtained from ginger or Madagascar Periwinkle. Continue reading An eBook on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer

2nd Edition of an eBook on Cancer Research (CRIQS)

Cancer – Research Ideas, Questions, and Suggestions (CRIQS) [2nd Edition] – cover page

2nd edition of a Cancer research ebook, “Cancer – Research Ideas, Questions, and Suggestions (CRIQS) [2nd Edition]” has been published on Amazon Kindle. This eBook is helpful for researchers as well as other people from medical professions. Continue reading 2nd Edition of an eBook on Cancer Research (CRIQS)

1st edition of an eBook on Cancer research

Cancer - Research Ideas, Questions, and Suggestions
Front cover of eBook “Cancer – Research Ideas, Questions, and Suggestions”

1st edition of a Cancer research ebook, “Cancer – Research Ideas, Questions, and Suggestions ” has been published on Amazon Kindle. This ebook is helpful for researchers and people from medical professions. Continue reading 1st edition of an eBook on Cancer research

Science shows part of brain having an important role in violence

Science shows part of brain having an important role in violence
Figure showing the ventrolateral part (presented in green) of the ventromedial hypothalamus (circled area) in the brain of a mouse, where aggressive motivations build up suddenly before acts of violence and bullying.
(Credit: Images courtesy of Nature Neuroscience)

Main Point:

Violence and aggression is found to be related to a component of hypothalamus in the brain. Continue reading Science shows part of brain having an important role in violence

Use of “Smart Cup” and phone camera in diagnosis of pathogens

Use of “Smart Cup” and phone camera for diagnosis of disease-causing agent (Image source: fbi.gov)
“Smart Cup” and phone camera for diagnosis of disease-causing agent (Image source: fbi.gov)

Main Point:

A newly developed “Smart Cup” can detect disease-causing agents such as herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) with the help of smartphone camera. Continue reading Use of “Smart Cup” and phone camera in diagnosis of pathogens