Those with mild coronavirus experience loss of taste, smell in 86% of cases: study

New coronavirus strain is about 70% more transmissible: expert University of Washington Chief Strategy Officer of Population Health Dr. Ali Mokdad reacts to the new strain of coronavirus reaching the United States. A loss of taste and smell has become a telltale sign of a coronavirus infection for many, experts have said, with a new study published this week finding just […]

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Exercise can slow or prevent vision loss, study suggests

Exercise can slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, new research suggests. A study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine found that exercise reduced the harmful overgrowth of blood vessels in the eyes of lab mice by up to 45%. This tangle […]

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You Can’t Prevent Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss, but Here’s What You Can Do

We all would love to maintain a thick, lustrous main through pregnancy and postpartum but unfortunately, as experts tell SheKnows, it’s impossible to prevent pregnancy hair loss — which happens to roughly 50 percent of women. The two-fold cause for hair loss is common knowledge in the medical field. First of all, women hair generally thickens during pregnancy due to […]

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Weight loss drug from the 90s 'could slash epileptic seizures by 75%'

Controversial weight loss drug pulled from sale in the 1990s over heart damage fears ‘cuts the number of seizures in children with a severe form of epilepsy’ Fenfluramine was found to make people develop leaky heart valves in high doses Doctors stopped using it in 1997 but it has been found to have brain benefits It could reduce seizures by […]

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We used smartphones to screen young children for vision and hearing loss

Healthy hearing and vision in early childhood are the foundation for success at school. Hearing and vision difficulties are the most common developmental disabilities in children younger than 5 years, with more than 40 million affected globally. But more than 90% of children with hearing or vision loss live in low and middle-income countries where services to detect problems early […]

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Why Intermittent Fasting Helps With Keto Diet Weight Loss — a Doc Explains

  The word fasting may be enough to send shivers down the spine of any dieter — but don’t be intimidated by adding intermittent fasting to your keto diet plan! In episode 4 of Us Weekly’s podcast “KETO-M-G,” neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D. explains the benefits of the practice, and why it’s actually healthy. Before diving in, Us’ Jackie Miranne and […]

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Stem cells with ‘dual identity’ linked to loss of smell from sinus inflammation

In experiments with mice and human tissue samples, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that neuronal stem cells in the part of the nose responsible for the sense of smell transform themselves to perpetuate the long-term inflammation in chronic sinusitis. Results of the study, they say, suggest that the stem cells’ ability to switch their identity to join in the […]

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