FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Most people have cherished memories of their grandparents reading to them as children. Ekaterina Pesheva’s memories are quite different. “I remember distinctly being very irritated and very angry listening to my grandmother reading children’s books to me, like fairy tales,” said Pesheva, 48,
FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When dogs’ hearing fades, their mental skills follow, new research reveals. For the study, the researchers examined the link between hearing loss in aging dogs and dementia. The findings shed light on ways sensory loss affects canine cognition (thinking skills) and could lead
THURSDAY, July 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While humans typically use their sight to orient themselves, dogs navigate the world by combining their sense of smell with their vision. So claims a new study that found dogs’ sense of smell is integrated with their vision and other unique parts of
THURSDAY, May 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It has happened to millions during the pandemic: a sudden loss of smell that heralds the start of a COVID-19 infection. But scientists have been stumped as to why. Until now. New research suggests the symptom is due to inflammation rather than directly
TUESDAY, April 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Immune system-triggered inflammation is the likely reason for the loss of smell reported by many COVID-19 patients, a new study finds. “As a neuropathologist, I wondered why smell loss is a very common symptom with COVID-19 but not with other respiratory diseases,” said
MONDAY, March 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have discovered that even a mild case of COVID-19 might inflict damage on your brain. On average, middle-aged and older adults who’d been sick with COVID showed signs of tissue shrinkage in brain areas related to the sense of smell, the researchers
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A brain implant that helps control severe epilepsy in adults may do the same for children who suffer from unrelenting seizures, new research suggests. The study is one of the first to examine the responsive neurostimulation (RNS) system in children. RNS has already
THURSDAY, Jan. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A medication that acts on certain brain receptors can temporarily ease visual-processing problems in some adults with autism, a small study has found. Researchers said it’s far too early to know whether the drug, arbaclofen, could prove useful in managing those visual issues.