Neuroscience

Head injury tied to olfactory dysfunction in older adults

There appears to be an association between a history of head injury and olfactory dysfunction in older adults, according to a study published online July 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How does COVID-19 affect people's ability to smell

A decreased or altered sense of smell—called olfactory dysfunction—is a common symptom experienced by individuals with COVID-19. As described in an article published in The Laryngoscope, researchers recently searched ...

Neuroscience

New study on development of Parkinson's disease is 'on the nose'

The loss of a sense of smell is known to be one of the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease (PD) and can even appear years before the characteristic tremors and loss of motor function are seen. Some scientists believe that ...

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