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2011-05-24 22:58:35

A relatively new treatment for sudden hearing loss that involves injecting steroids into the middle ear appears to work just as well as the current standard of oral steroids, a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and other institutions suggests.

2009-08-16 15:44:47

The late British author William Golding told his wife that he once attempted to rape a girl when he was a teenager, an unpublished memoir says. The Sunday Times of London reported the unpublished memoir said Golding was nearly 16 when he met a 13-year-old girl identified only as Dora and two years later


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.