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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One in 10 have long-term effects eight months after mild COVID-19

Eight months after mild COVID-19, 1 in 10 people still have at least one moderate to severe symptom that is perceived as having a negative impact on their work, social or home life. The most common long-term symptoms are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taste and smell gone forever? The anguish of COVID survivors

Three days after testing positive for COVID-19, "everything tasted like cardboard," recalls 38-year-old Elizabeth Medina, who lost her sense of taste and smell at the start of the pandemic. A year later, she fears she will ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why odors trigger powerful memories

Odors evoke powerful memories, an experience enshrined in literature by Marcel Proust and his beloved madeleine.

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