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Motor recovery the virtual way
Virtual Reality provides a unique medium for effective rehabilitation intervention by using advanced technologies to produce simulated, interactive and multi-dimensional environments. Heidi Sveistrup reviews current work on motor rehabilitation using virtual environments and virtual reality.
   
A new era of pain research unfolds
Molecular pain is a relatively new and rapidly expanding research field that represents an advanced step from conventional pain research. Molecular pain research addresses physiological and pathological pain at the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels. Michael Caterina and colleagues explain.
   
Coping with mayhem
Following the Asian tsunami disaster two months ago Professor J Christopher Farmer and colleagues comment on how better management of hospital resources and staff could greatly improve preparedness for such disasters at a national and local level.
   
Well on the road to healthy recovery
The standard of healthcare in Lebanon is remarkable considering the relatively short time it has had to develop following the devastation of the civil war. Middle East Health visited three key hospitals in the capital Beirut to find out more.
   
Regional profile - Jordan, Ancient land – modern medicine
Jordan sees many visitors who come to savour the country’s historical sites such as the ancient city of Petra, but it is not only for the history that they come. More and more are visiting the county to make use of its first class healthcare facilities.
   
Regional profile - Lebanon - Well on the road to healthy recovery
The standard of healthcare in Lebanon is remarkable considering the relatively short time it has had to develop following the devastation of the civil war. Middle East Health visited three key hospitals in the capital Beirut to find out more.
   

                                  
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