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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The late British author William Golding told his wife that he once attempted to rape a girl when he was a teenager, an unpublished memoir says. The Sunday Times of London reported the unpublished memoir said Golding was nearly 16 when he met a 13-year-old girl identified only as Dora and two years later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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.