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Zaps From Electric Device May Prevent Motion Sickness

Posted 4 Sep 2015 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 – Motion sickness is a miserable experience, with sufferers having nausea, dizziness and cold sweats from the rocking of a boat, the swaying of a car or the swooping of a roller coaster. Now imagine a device that could prevent those symptoms and allow you to enjoy your sailing excursion or day at the amusement park. British researchers say such a device may soon be at hand. They have shown that a mild electrical current applied to the scalp can fend off these symptoms, according to findings published online Sept. 4 in the journal Neurology. The electrical current interrupts confusing signals from the inner ear that lead to motion sickness. And the researchers say tests involving a small group of people showed promise in preventing nausea. Such a current could be supplied by a small device or even the headphone jack of a mobile phone, the researchers suggest. They ... Read more

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Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Motion Sickness

Posted 26 May 2015 by

-- The dizzy, nauseous and uncomfortable sensations of motion sickness can make travel unbearable. The Cleveland Clinic recommends: Don't read in a moving vehicle. Before traveling, make sure you are well-rested. Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol and smoking. Also, avoid greasy foods. If possible, stand up and look out at the horizon. Nibble on dry crackers. Lean your head against a vehicle's headrest to help minimize head movement. Read more

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Some People Can't Stomach the New 3-D Movies

Posted 8 Apr 2010 by

THURSDAY, April 8 – The new crop of 3-D movies hitting theaters are making some people sick – literally. It's not the alien creatures bleeding off the screen or half-eaten humans spit out in your direction by fierce dragons. It's just the way 3-D plays tricks on your brain, mimicking symptoms of motion sickness. The problem, if you have one, may lie in your head and, in particular, your eyes, experts note. An unlucky (or lucky, depending on your point of view) 5 percent of the population have such bad eye coordination they can't perceive 3-D at all. But if these people decide to plunk down $20 for Avatar or Alice in Wonderland, at least they won't get a headache. "In 3-D movies, your eyes have to be working together as a team perfectly. You have to have equally clear images in both eyes," explained Dr. James J. Salz, spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and clinical ... Read more

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