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Mighty Optical Illusions: Marvel at these Illusions
Exotic stimulation for your brain
 
Mighty Optical Illusions—that’s what this site is all about. During lunch time, take time off work and marvel at the various types of illusions presented—a treat for your eyes and ears and some exotic stimulation for your brain.
 
The site carries various types of illusions in terms of pictures and videos. 3D—drawings that jump off the page, arty animations and even interesting video illusions. One interesting illusion is about the McGurk Effect—a perceptual phenomenon which demonstrates an interaction between hearing and vision in speech perception—how the brain reacts to visuals when combined with audio. Be sure to go through the Tests section too, to sharpen your perception and to find out how much you can be challenged by your own senses.
 
They have some gadgets which you could download on to your desktop, a Google Chrome extension and iPhone / iPad apps too! Great for getting a smile on your face in between those heavy tasks and rushed appointments. www.moillusions.com

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Use of steroids for muscle growth causing joint problems in youths
New Delhi : The spurt in usage of steroids and muscle building supplements is leading to several types of joints related ailments in youngsters, including Gout and Avascular Necrosis, according to orthopedecians.
 
According to the doctors, the disorders, if not treated by competent surgeon in time, can lead to lifetime disabilities that are difficult to rectify at later age. 
 
"This is emerging a major health problem for the youngsters. Joint related issues caused due to steroids and muscles building supplements are on rise. In such issues if the surgeries are not performed properly then instead of relieving pain and disability, the situation worsens," said Manoj Sharma, head of orthopaedics at Jaipur Golden Hospital.
 
Doctors have said the excess use of steroids and muscle supplements causes osteonecrosis, loss of blood supply to the bones in the joints. With too little blood, the bone starts to die and may break down. The types of joint related problems it causes are Avascular necrosis, Aseptic necrosis and Ischemic necrosis.
 
Osteonecrosis is most often found in the hips, knees, shoulders, and ankles. You may have osteonecrosis in one or more bones.
 
Explaining Avascular Necrosis, the commonest type of joint problem among steroid using youths, Sharma said: "In this condition, the ball of the hip joint looses its blood supply, shrinks and thus looses it shape and smoothness. This causes immense pain, and the person may even find difficulty in walking."
 
"If diagnosed early with the help of MRI scan, then one may be able to save the hip and be able to treat it with medicines. But once the ball withers, the only possible treatment is surgery; in the form of either resurfacing it or replacement."
 
According to the doctors, 25 percent of the youngsters using steroids for musle growth are on the verge of suffering from Avascular Necrosis, because of its consumption without doctors' advice.
 
Agreed Nirad S. Vengsarkar, ]orthopaedic surgeon at Mumbai-based Lilavati Hospital. He said the problem starts with crippling bone pain, with it becoming severe with time. 
 
Talking about the treatment procedures, he said that though in many situations joint replacements are the only solution, other types of surgical procedures are also available to cure the problem completely.
 
"In a majority of cases, joint replacement is the only solution but, apart from it, other surgical procedures are also available -- such as bone graft, in which a healthy bone is taken from one part of the body and used it to replace the diseased bone. Osteotomy is also available, in which the bones are reshaped to reduce stress on the damaged joint," said Vengsarkar.
 
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Yahoo Aviate Launcher: Intelligent Homescreen
Shows the app that you are most likely to run, depending on the time and place
 
Android is a great place for customisation. And a Desktop Launcher is an App which replaces your Android Desktop and allows you to customise it in a variety of ways. 
 
Aviate is a Desktop Launcher which almost ‘knows’ and ‘shows’ what your desktop should look like, depending on where you are and the time of the day! As a result, your desktop may change automatically in the morning, when it will display the weather, your appointments app and your favourite news app; as you proceed to work, it has maps and music apps that are ready to go; and when you reach work, it may have your favourite email apps. If you visit the gym, your favourite workout apps may stare you in your face! In the evening, maybe some restaurant apps would be more appropriate and when you are ready to go to bed, your alarm settings would pop up on your home screen. 
 
The idea is to show you the appropriate app that you are most likely to run, depending on the time and place you are in, without your having to search for them. Briefly stated, it is an intelligent homescreen that simplifies your phone. Try it, it is free! https://goo.gl/58HYaX 

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COMMENTS

Ashok Yadav

1 year ago

App is good :)
How can I keep Google as search engine on home screen? This app changes it to Yahoo.

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