Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What parents should know about parechovirus in children, babies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health advisory, asking clinicians and public health departments to be on the lookout for infants with parechovirus infections. This follows reports of infections ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could loss of smell from COVID-19 create future 'dementia wave?'

A review of studies about the effect of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—on the olfactory system introduces questions about whether loss of smell associated with COVID-19 infection may increase the risk of developing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What parents should know about parechovirus

Last week, the CDC released an advisory regarding severe cases of parechovirus in young infants. Parechovirus is a common virus: most children have had it by the time they are five years old. Children with the virus often ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

I have COVID symptoms. Should I do a test?

You've got a sore throat and feel like you might be coming down with something. A year ago, you would likely have taken a rapid test from your stash, and tested for COVID. But what about now? In many countries you are no ...

Surgery

Q and A: Nasal implants

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My nose always feels stuffed up, and I have a hard time breathing through my nose. It is especially bad at night when I lie down. I thought it was because of allergies, but medications do not help. The condition ...

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Nose

Anatomically, a nose is a protuberance in vertebrates that houses the nostrils, or nares, which admit and expel air for respiration in conjunction with the mouth. Behind the nose are the olfactory mucosa and the sinuses. Behind the nasal cavity, air next passes through the pharynx, shared with the digestive system, and then into the rest of the respiratory system. In humans, the nose is located centrally on the face; on most other mammals, it is on the upper tip of the snout.

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