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Computer games relieve phantom limb pain: study

PARIS: Amputees who played computer games using a virtual, on-screen arm, experienced relief from the phantom pain that often afflicts people who have lost a limb, scientists said Friday. Fourteen amputees who took part in a trial reported dramatic pain reduction after 12 sessions which saw them "using" their missing arm in virtual reality. Patients reported a near 50-percent reduction in pain duration, frequency and intensity, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal. "The results from our study…