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Millions At Risk For `Beauty Parlor Stroke'
(Embargoed Until May 24, 2002)
NEWARK, N.J. (Wireless Flash) -- Be careful!
Leaning back into a sink could lead to a hairy problem: "beauty
Researchers at New Jersey Medical School in Newark say the
dreaded "beauty parlor stroke" usually occurs when you get a shampoo
at the beauty parlor with your head in the sink.
Doctors say the position changes brain blood flow, causing
dizziness, light-headedness and other stroke-like symptoms minutes
after the shampoo.
The average age of participants in the "beauty parlor stroke"
study was 72, but doctors say they're shocked at how easily the
shampoo seat position brings on symptoms.
However, there is good news. Study director Dr. Patrick Foye says
some neck support devices minimize dizziness.
The study appears in the latest edition of "American Journal of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation."
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