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07 Apr
Diminished Hearing, Vision Together Could Be Risk Factor for Dementia

Diminished Hearing, Vision Together Could Be Risk Factor for Dementia

A combination of hearing and vision loss is tied to an increased risk of mental decline and dementia, but having just one of those impairments isn't connected with a higher risk, a new South Korean study finds.

It's not clear why a diminishing of both senses, but not ju...

08 Mar
No Sense of Smell After COVID? Therapies Can Help Bring It Back

No Sense of Smell After COVID? Therapies Can Help Bring It Back

So, you had COVID-19 a few months back and you still can't smell that first steaming cup of coffee in the morning. Is there anything you can do to hasten the return of that vital sense?

Experts say there is, including "physical therapy" for your nose.

"In most case...

23 Feb
COVID-Linked Loss of Smell, Taste Can Linger for Many Months

COVID-Linked Loss of Smell, Taste Can Linger for Many Months

By now, most folks know that a loss of smell and taste are a hallmark of COVID-19 infection, but new research shows it can continue up to five months after the virus first strikes.

"It was apparent from the beginning of the pandemic that a significant percentage of peopl...

17 Dec
I've Lost My Sense of Smell: Is It COVID?

I've Lost My Sense of Smell: Is It COVID?

While loss of smell is a symptom of COVID-19, don't panic -- there are a variety of other possible causes, one expert says.

"It can be due to nasal or sinus inflammation, or other viral infections distinct from COVID-19," explained Dr. Bobby Tajudeen, director of rhinolo...

01 Dec
'Smell Training' Might Speed the Sense's Return After COVID

'Smell Training' Might Speed the Sense's Return After COVID

Special training may help COVID-19 patients regain their sense of smell after suffering parosmia, a new British study suggests.

Parosmia is a condition where people have strange and often unpleasant smell distortions. Instead of smelling a lemon, for example, you may sme...

14 Oct
Nerves May Play Important Role in Autism

Nerves May Play Important Role in Autism

Autism may involve nerves that control touch, pain and other sensations as well as the brain, a new study suggests.

"More than 70% of people with autism have differences in their sensory perception," said researcher Dr. Sung-Tsang Hsieh, an attending neurologist...

04 Aug
Say What? Like Animals, People Perk Up Their Ears to Hear

Say What? Like Animals, People Perk Up Their Ears to Hear

Like many other animals, people can move their ears to focus on a specific sound, researchers say.

However, this movement of ears is subtle and the ability to do it hasn't been known until now.

By measuring electrical signals in ear muscles as volunteers tr...

31 Jul
Another Side Effect of COVID-19 -- Lasting Hearing Problems?

Another Side Effect of COVID-19 -- Lasting Hearing Problems?

The aftereffects of COVID-19 are numerous, and now British researchers report that many patients recovering from infection with the new coronavirus have lingering hearing problems.

For the study, 120 U.K. patients who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 took part in a...

15 Jun
COVID-19 Can Start With Neurological Symptoms

COVID-19 Can Start With Neurological Symptoms

While a fever and cough have seemed to be the early warning signs of COVID-19, new research shows almost half of hospitalized patients experience a host of neurological problems.

In fact, headaches, dizziness, strokes, weakness, decreased alertness or other neurologi...

04 Jun
Loss of Smell, Taste Might Be Long-Term for Some COVID-19 Survivors

Loss of Smell, Taste Might Be Long-Term for Some COVID-19 Survivors

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's become clear that many people with the infection lose their sense of smell and taste. And doctors are concerned that some will never get back to normal.

At this point, it's hard to know how common the symptom is. First, ...

23 Apr
Back in Touch: Technology Restores Hand Sensitivity to Young Quadraplegic

Back in Touch: Technology Restores Hand Sensitivity to Young Quadraplegic

A sense of touch has been restored to a young man who lost it after being left paralyzed from the elbows down following a swimming accident nearly a decade ago.

How? By tapping into almost imperceptible neural signals that can remain even after spinal cord injury, an...

14 Apr
Another Study Finds Loss of Smell Is Early Sign of COVID-19

Another Study Finds Loss of Smell Is Early Sign of COVID-19

A new study adds to a growing pile of evidence that suggests losing your sense of smell and taste is an early sign of COVID-19.

While there has been anecdotal information about this link, these are the first empirical findings that make a strong connection, according...

24 Mar
Loss of Sense of Smell Could Be Early Sign of Coronavirus Infection

Loss of Sense of Smell Could Be Early Sign of Coronavirus Infection

Here's a clue that you may have coronavirus that might surprise you: a loss of your sense of smell.

Groups representing ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists in Britain and the United States have issued guidances that a sudden loss of a person's sense of smell may b...

09 Dec
Playing Sports Might Sharpen Your Hearing

Playing Sports Might Sharpen Your Hearing

Playing sports may improve the brain's ability to process sounds, a finding that could lead to new therapies for people who struggle with hearing, researchers report.

"No one would argue against the fact that sports lead to better physical fitness, but we don't alway...

31 Jul
Mild Head Injury Can Impair Your Sense of Smell

Mild Head Injury Can Impair Your Sense of Smell

Even a mild concussion can temporarily affect your sense of smell and trigger longer-term anxiety problems, a new study finds.

It's been known that such problems could occur after a major concussion. But this study found it's also true for minor concussions caused by...

17 May
Love the Smell of a Cup o' Joe? Here's What That Reveals About You

Love the Smell of a Cup o' Joe? Here's What That Reveals About You

Java junkies can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee, and the more they drink, the better they can smell it, British researchers say.

It's a discovery with powerful implications for treating people addicted to substances with a distinct smell.

"The highe...

29 Apr
As Sense of Smell Fades, Does Death Come Closer?

As Sense of Smell Fades, Does Death Come Closer?

They say the nose knows, but can a loss of smell signal impending death?

Possibly, researchers say.

They discovered that a poor sense of smell was associated with a nearly 50% higher risk of death within the next decade for adults older than 70.

...

24 Apr
Brain Sharpens the Hearing of the Blind, Study Finds

Brain Sharpens the Hearing of the Blind, Study Finds

Researchers have long wondered why blind people seem to have a sharpened sense of hearing. Now a Seattle team has pinpointed specific brain adaptations that occur in folks without sight.

"There's this idea that blind people are good at auditory tasks, because they ha...

15 Apr
Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?

Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?

Danish researchers have sniffed out a potential new weapon to fight armpit odor.

It's zinc oxide, or ZnO. The strategy was inspired by hospital wound care. Because putting zinc oxide on open surgical wounds reduces corynebacteria and the bad smell it creates, researc...

15 Apr
Good Smells May Help Ease Tobacco Cravings

Good Smells May Help Ease Tobacco Cravings

Could quitting tobacco involve something as simple as a pleasant scent?

New research suggests it's possible.

U.S. smoking rates have fallen over the past 50 years, but about 40 million Americans still smoke, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

02 Jan
Can't Taste Anything? You Might Want to Check Your Nose

Can't Taste Anything? You Might Want to Check Your Nose

Don't blame a loss of taste on your mouth, new research suggests.

Instead, most people can thank their nose for the problem, the study authors said.

The research team at the Virginia Commonwealth University's Smell and Taste Disorders Center examined the re...

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