Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

I've lost my sense of smell: Is it COVID-19?

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

Surgery

Easing excruciating facial nerve pain

For more than a year, Surujdai Kalladeen suffered excruciating pain in her face that would render her unable to work or do anything for long stretches of time. After seeking help from several doctors, including a neurologist ...

Surgery

Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut—operating ...

Surgery

'Octopus tentacles' make future operations more flexible

The rigidity of current surgical instruments means it is sometimes only possible to remove part of a brain tumour. Limitations such as these led Professor Paul Breedveld to develop a fundamentally new class of flexible surgical ...

Neuroscience

Researchers use nasal lining to breach blood-brain barrier

Neurodegenerative and central nervous system (CNS) diseases represent a major public health issue affecting at least 20 million children and adults in the United States alone. Multiple drugs exist to treat and potentially ...

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