How a simple sneeze did untold damage

There is a moral to this story of snap, crackle and pop

Don’t hold your nose and close your mouth when you sneeze, say the authors of a case study involving a young man who managed to rupture the back of his throat during this manoeuvre.

Leaving him barely able to speak or swallow, and in considerable pain, the 34 year-old’s predicament surprised emergency care doctors.