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2005-06-27 14:27:25

By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who suffer a traumatic brain injury tend to fare better if they're taken to the hospital by helicopter rather than by ground transportation, according to a new study. Study author Dr. Daniel P. Davis explained that people don't necessarily get to the hospital quicker by air, but helicopters are more likely to carry staffers with advanced training in critical care, who can do more to stabilize people before they reach the hospital....


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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