Medical research

Rate, timing of altered smell, taste in mild COVID-19 examined

(HealthDay)—Mildly symptomatic patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection often have alterations in smell or taste, according to a research letter published online April 22 in the ...


How many senses do humans really have?

Ask even the youngest schoolchild how many senses we have and she'll tell you five—sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.

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 ...

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