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2011-05-24 22:58:35

Study results could open options for patients with baffling, disabling condition 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. The findings, published in the May 25 Journal of the American Medical Association, could lead to more options for the 1 in 20,000 people who suffer from this often...

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The late British author William Golding told his wife that he once attempted to rape a girl when he was a teenager, an unpublished memoir says. The Sunday Times of London reported the unpublished memoir said Golding was nearly 16 when he met a 13-year-old girl identified only as Dora and two years later he attempted to rape the teen in the British town of Marlborough. Golding said in the memoir after stopping his rough treatment of the girl to tell her he would not hurt her, she ran away from...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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