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Common Way to Remove Water from Ears Could Cause Brain Damage

Smacking your head is not smart, new study finds

When I was a kid, our family spent most summer weekends at the lake. Among the enduring memories is an image of my father standing on one leg, at least once every trip, pounding the side of his head to get water out of his ear. Modern science indicates this is not a technique he…

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.