Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mind over matter? Long Covid study sparks controversy

A large-scale French study suggesting symptoms of so-called long COVID may be more due to psychological factors than to infection with the virus has sparked debate among patients and scientists.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Hearing impairment tied to poorer physical function

Hearing impairment is associated with significantly poorer physical function and faster declines in physical function among older people over time compared with those with normal hearing, according to a study published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

This stinks: New research finds sense of smell and pneumonia linked

An acute loss of smell is one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19, but for two decades it has been linked to other maladies, among them Parkinson's disease and dementia. Now, a poor sense of smell may signify a higher ...

Neuroscience

Having both hearing and vision loss may double risk of dementia

Losing some hearing or eyesight is often a part of getting older, but a new study says losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline years later. The research is published in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Women with sensory loss twice as likely to suffer depression

Women who suffer from vision, hearing or dual sensory loss are more than twice as likely to report depression and anxiety as men who experience the same issues, according to a new study by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Self-reported hearing loss linked to increased risk of dementia

A six-year study of older Australians in CHeBA's Sydney Memory and Ageing Study has uncovered an Australian-first association between the impact of hearing loss on cognitive abilities and increased risk for dementia.

Genetics

Scientists develop new gene therapy for deafness

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) presents an innovative treatment for deafness, based on the delivery of genetic material into the cells of the inner ear. The genetic material "replaces" the genetic defect and enables ...

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