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The 46 Year Pregnancy
6 March, 2010, 12:04 am
Filed under: Culture, Medicine, Science | Tags: ,

Was watching Discovery Channel Home & Health and they were showing this interesting story about this lady who was pregnant for 46 years.

Click here to read more about it.



My Sick Fishes
24 January, 2009, 3:23 pm
Filed under: Animals, Autobiography, Medicine | Tags:

My fishes are having equilibrium problem and are swimming upside down.

 

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So thanks to Weijie who found the remedy from the net, I hope my fishes are feeling better in a shallow water tank. Apparently, this helps to ease their discomfort. According to the site, their illness is called Swim Bladder.

 

So here are my fishes enjoy themselves in their new shallow tank.

 

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See their heads touching the bottom of the tank.

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All I have to do now, according to the remedy, is to add a little bit of salt and feed them thawed peeled or chopped peas.

 

The cause of this could most likely be their food palettes being too dry and they are the floating kind. That is why in the process of eating, my fishes take in too much air thus causing their stomachs to bloat and therefore an unbalance in their equilibrium.

 

Hopefully after a week or two they will be swimming like how normal fishes do.

 

Reference: Swim Bladder



Trepanation
17 October, 2008, 1:05 am
Filed under: Medicine, Science | Tags: , , ,

 

 

I came across this technique found in Medicine while watching Grey’s Anatomy. Gosh. It is so gory and I am shocked that this was first carried out as early as 6500 BC. Trepanation is surgery done by drilling through the human skull. I cannot imagine it being done in the past when steriliser and anaesthesia are not yet invented. Imagine the tonnes of bacteria entering through the skull. Would that not cause some infection to the brain at all? Plus the pain that one has to bear when he or she is conscious. Must be immense. Medicine sure does wonders and I am so appreciative of today’s advancement in medicine. But who does not want more when there are still diseases that have yet to find a cure.

 

Trepanation Scene From Grey’s Anatomy

 

Reference: Trepanation