May 10, 2001 |
Eugene Passer had never heard of the turbinates, a set of tissues that lie in the nasal cavity. Then a doctor removed much of them, he says, and life became a mess. A New York college professor, Passer says he can no longer teach organic chemistry labs because he cannot detect the smell of dangerous fumes. Head and eye pains are constant. On cold days, the air leaves him dizzy and weak. He rarely travels anywhere without a humidifier, which eases some of his symptoms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2001
Most hospital Staphylococcus aureus infections--best known for causing toxic shock syndrome--are caused when bacteria lodged in the noses of patients spread out of control, according to a study by German scientists in today's New England Journal of Medicine.
November 14, 2011 |
Some smells are strong enough to break through even the stuffiest noses. You can have the cold of the century, but you'll still be able to sense a splash of Pine-Sol or a ball of wasabi. And no matter how clogged up you are, you can pick up the unmistakable scent of menthol. It feels soothing and oddly cool, almost like a nasal injection of Freon. Now that the cold and flu season has arrived, the smell of menthol is wafting through many homes. In a ritual that goes back more than a century, stuffed-up kids and adults are going to sleep with gobs of menthol ointments smeared over their chests.
October 15, 1988
Obviously, Jim Wahler isn't majoring in philosophy. RON FOWLER Newbury Park
May 19, 1994 |
Barbra Streisand has been a nose revolutionary, a nose nationalist and liberator, a preacher of proboscis pride, a nostro-terrorist, a prophet who saw the pert, snub, freckled, upturned, tidy, tiny, cute all-American cheerleader popularity of the ideal nose personified by Doris Day back in the 1950s, and she bloodied it. "I kept my nose to spite my face," she sings in "I'm Still Here," with new lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
November 30, 2001 |
The most significant cultural event of the year may well be the rise of actor Owen Wilson's nose. Wilson ("Zoolander," "Shanghai Noon" and "Behind Enemy Lines," which opens today) is the most recent blond hunk to come out of Hollywood, the same beauty factory that has churned out Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey, to name but a few. The strange part is that Wilson, while charismatic and sexy, has far more in common with Jimmy Durante than he does with Mel Gibson.