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Loathing your limbs

Pearce JM. Misoplegia. Eur Neurol. 2007;57(1):62-4. Epub 2006 Nov 20. Review. Hemiplegia is paralysis of one side of the body. It can be congenital or acquired as the result of disease or injury involving the spinal cord and/or brain. Stroke is a common cause. Misoplegia is the hatred of paralyzed body parts in those afflicted…

YOUR HEAD A SPLODE

Nakaguchi H, Matsuno A, Teraoka A. Prediction of the incidence of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage from meteorological data. Int J Biometeorol. 2008 Jan 8; [Epub ahead of print] Changes in the weather can make your head (read: blood vessels in your brain) explode (read: rupture)! It’s like Scanners, only with periods of relatively high atmospheric pressure…

Awareness gone wrong

Kuijpers HJ, van der Heijden FM, Tuinier S, Verhoeven WM. Meditation-Induced Psychosis. Psychopathology. 2007 Sep 11;40(6):461-464 Please correct me if I’ve been misinformed here, but isn’t meditation supposed to help you chill out, not make you go nuts? Although I guess if your mantra was ‘Must kill everything I have ever loved’ I could see…

Strange things that people get addicted to

Etter JF. Addiction to the nicotine gum in never smokers. BMC Public Health. 2007 Jul 17;7:159. What, got tired of chewing regular gum? Nothing like paying more for nicotine-laced candy that you have to buy at a drug store and follow directions to use properly, no sir. — DeFuentes-Merillas L, Koeter MW, Bethlehem J, Schippers…