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2011-09-18 07:00:00

Zentrip, an innovative OTC-drug remedy, uses a medicated thin-film strip for placement on the tongue to stop or relieve motion sickness. Zentrip is being introduced with billboards and ads in major publications. Torrance, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2011 Recently launched Zentrip, an innovative OTC remedy for motion sickness using a medicated thin-film strip, is being promoted on giant moving billboards on both the Disney and ABC sites at Times Square, Manhattan. According to Walter Morimoto,...

2011-08-05 12:03:19

An international team of researchers led by scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that motion sickness on tilting trains can be essentially eliminated by adjusting the timing of when the cars tilt as they enter and leave the curves. They found that when the cars tilt just at the beginning of the curves instead of while they are making the turns, there was no motion sickness. The findings were published online Monday, July 25 in the Federation of American Societies for...

2011-08-04 06:13:00

CARDIFF, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond has released the results of a new study that reveals one in four British children suffer from travel sickness. The research also suggests the affliction could run in the family. The study of 2,000 parents by the women's car insurance [http://www.diamond.co.uk ] specialist has shown even those whose children aren't regularly travel sick prepare for the worst with two fifths taking the precaution of keeping sick bags in the...

2011-06-07 00:00:30

Motion sickness affects 1 in 6 dogs; Pfizer Animal Health urges owners to consult veterinarians for solutions on how to manage the condition. Madison, NJ (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 With the summer travel season in full swing, many dog owners now face a dilemma about traveling: canine motion sickness. More than one in six dogs in the United States suffer from vomiting caused by motion sickness, leading many families to curb travel plans or leave the family dog behind. Indeed, 82 percent of dog...

2011-04-28 07:25:00

TORRANCE, Calif., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a sea change sweeping across the country on how people treat themselves for motion sickness. No longer do they need to carry bottles of liquid and slow-acting pills on their travels, worrying about getting seasick or motion sickness in a car, plane or when watching a 3-D movie. Now, a novel solution is found in Zentrip, a new entry in the battle against motion-sickness, allowing people to easily avoid nausea and dizziness. Zentrip...

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2011-04-09 06:10:00

Countless aftershocks that have shaken the already ravaged country of Japan from the initial 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11 have been blamed on the increasing number of people experiencing motion sickness, reports the AFP news agency. "We are seeing a sharp increase in the number of patients complaining of dizziness," the Mejiro University Clinic said on its website. Hideaki Sakata, chief physician at the clinic, which specializes in ear, nose and throat...

2011-01-26 14:11:40

Everybody who has been aboard a ship has heard the advice: if you feel unsteady, look at the horizon. For a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, researchers measured how much people sway on land and at sea and found there's truth in that advice; people aboard a ship are steadier if they fix their eyes on the horizon. Thomas A. Stoffregen of the University of Minnesota has been studying "body sway" for decades"”how much people...

2010-12-20 18:52:55

Clemson University psychologist Eric Muth sees motion sickness as potential fallout from high-end technology that once was limited to the commercial marketplace moving to consumer use in gaming devices. Microsoft's Kinect is the latest example of technology with the potential to use a helmet-mounted display to immerse the gamer in a 3D virtual world. It uses sensors and software to detect body movement and positioning to control responses in a game environment, although he said the risk of...

2010-06-29 18:04:33

The Earthquake Machine at Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre, has been used in groundbreaking research by vision scientists to confirm that instead of working in isolation, our visual and middle-ear systems work together, to give us an improved sense of balance. Led by Dr Mark Edwards and Dr Michael Ibbotson, chief investigators in The Vision Centre and researchers at the Australian National University, this research has opened up various opportunities to future research,...

2008-08-14 12:00:54

With canine motion sickness the leading reason pet owners are not able to take their dogs on day trips or vacation, Pfizer is encouraging more people to talk with their veterinarians about managing travel with their dog before the summer ends. Since Pfizer's Cerenia(TM) (maropitant citrate) became the first-and-only veterinary approved canine medication in America, Europe and Canada to prevent vomiting from a wide range of causes, including motion sickness, Pfizer has seen thousands of...


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