Posts Tagged ‘Stockholm’

Are we, ASEANs and Myanmars suffering the Stockholm syndrome?

September 29, 2011
Stockholm Syndrome (album)
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In psychology, Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a real paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.


Fight superbugs with other’s ‘shits’

December 15, 2010
Micrograph of a colonic pseudomembrane in pseu...

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Source: Sweden looks to fight superbugs with ‘other people’s poop’

The Swedish medical community is increasingly turning to what many patients consider a rather unappealing antidote for battling resistant ‘superbug’ bacteria.

Swedish researchers hope that bacteria extracted from healthy faeces can be used to develop new medicines to battle superbugs following the successful curing of a 60-year-old American woman who suffered from resistant bacteria in her stomach, the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper reported on Monday.