March 22, 2010 |
"Mercy" NBC 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 Episode: "I'm Fine" The premise: Nurse Chloe Payne ( Michelle Trachtenberg) is taking care of Molly, an 11-year-old who has been admitted to Mercy Hospital with right upper-quadrant abdominal pain and intractable vomiting. When Molly suddenly develops a heart arrhythmia (ventricular tachycardia), Dr. Joe Briggs ( James Van Der Beek), the hospital's ICU chief, shocks Molly back into a normal rhythm with a defibrillator.
October 22, 2009 |
. -- More than 50 followers of spiritual guru James Arthur Ray had endured five days of fasting, sleep-deprivation and mind-altering breathing exercises when he led them into a sweat lodge ceremony near Sedona. People were vomiting in the stifling heat, gasping for air and lying lifeless on the floor, according to participant Beverley Bunn. One man was burned when he crawled into hot rocks, seemingly unaware of what he was doing, she said. "These people, including myself, were really just searching for a better way to live and a better life," she said.
May 15, 2009 |
Chemotherapy could soon become less grueling. Simply adding about half a teaspoon of ginger to food in the days before, during and after chemotherapy can reduce the often-debilitating side effects of nausea and vomiting, a large, randomized clinical trial has found. And a newer type of anti-nausea drug, when added to standard medications, can help prevent such side effects as well.
May 1, 2009 |
Elizabeth Edwards writes in a memoir being published this month that news of her husband's affair made her vomit in a bathroom. "I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up," Edwards, 59, writes in her book, "Resilience." Edwards says her husband, John, admitted the betrayal just days after declaring in 2006 that he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination. She says she wanted him to drop out to protect the family from media scrutiny, but stood by his side anyway.
March 29, 2009 |
A small college is shutting down for several days after 100 students and staff members were sickened by a virus that causes a type of stomach flu. Students and faculty have been afflicted with severe nausea and vomiting at Babson College in Wellesley, west of Boston. State Department of Public Health spokesman Tom Lyons says the norovirus is "miserable" but isn't life-threatening. He says most people get better after a few days. The college is expected to be closed until at least Wednesday while campus buildings are cleaned.
August 5, 2007 |
If you throw up, you get a free T-shirt. But that was little consolation to Pam Wood, 58, as she was about to roll down a hill while strapped to the inside wall of a large plastic ball: up and down, left and right, round and round, tumbling like clothes in the dryer. Beside her grandchildren at the bottom of the hill, Wood had been the picture of bravery. But at the top, she began to doubt. "Boy, it seems a lot shorter looking up than down," she said.