April 14, 2002
As a psychologist who specializes in and teaches a university course on the psychology of modern music, I appreciate Steve Hochman's review of Neil Young's "Are You Passionate?" (April 7). The cathartic value of music can't be valued enough in this age of new rage. But there's a marked difference between vomiting up emotions like the band Disturbed does so disturbingly, or delivering those same bottled-up emotions with both grit and grace. When it comes to the latter, Neil Young is king.
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.
May 30, 1998
Re "Movies Ad Nauseam" (by Amy Wallace, May 12): If any Hollywood big shots are reading this, here's a word to the wise: The last thing people want or need is more on-screen vomiting. Believe me, movie audiences are quite capable of leaping the gap from the character who looks sickened to his or her off-screen retching, and figuring out what exactly is happening, without your having to show us every last viscous drop. What's next, on-screen defecation? Of course, sometimes in-your-face heaving serves a legitimate artistic purpose, as did Linda Blair's memorable pea soup geyser in "The Exorcist."
April 15, 2006
REGARDING writer Caitlin Flanagan ["The Mother Lode," by Gina Piccalo, April 12], the happy housewife: That snickering sound you hear is 100,000 working moms gleefully laughing at the thought of Flanagan embarking on her book tour. As soon as she gets on the plane, the family gerbil will die, the 8-year-old twins will come down with fever and vomiting, the plumbing will spring a leak and the husband will score a business trip, all of which will require that housewife Flanagan cancel the book tour and return home on the very next flight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1995 |
A new vaccine to prevent the potentially deadly whooping cough is effective in 71% of cases and produced no side effects, according to a study of 3,450 Swedish children. published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, causes a severe cough that lasts for about six weeks and can result in vomiting, choking, an inability to breathe and injury to the brain due to lack of oxygen. The vaccine used in the Swedish study is awaiting approval for use by the Food and Drug Administration.
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.