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2010-04-30 09:20:19

The sharp turns, ups and downs, and high speeds of today's roller coasters bring a lot of thrills, but if you're not careful, the ride could also cause damage to your ears, say physicians at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Their case study offers the first reported link between the force of acceleration in roller coasters and a common ear injury "“ ear barotrauma "“ that occurs when there is a relatively quick change in pressure between the external environment, the ear drum and...

2006-07-17 14:08:24

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Severe headaches that develop during airplane travel appear to be the result of rapid changes in pressure, rather than the high altitude or other causes. Drs. M. S. Berilgen and B. Mngen, of Firat University, Elazig, Turkey, describe six case studies of men who experienced severe airplane headaches. Their report is published in the journal Cephalalgia. In one case, a 42-year-old man experienced a sudden severe jabbing pain in his right eye that began...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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