Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2021

Magnetic brain stimulation therapy offers hope against severe depression. Crippling, chronic depression can haunt people for decades and shorten lives. But new research finds that a majority of people found relief with a new, individualized therapy involving magnetic pulses targeted to the brain. Read more

Americans were fitter in 1820. A fresh look at centuries-old data finds that with the advent of labor-saving machines, Americans now burn significantly fewer daily calories than they did just after the Revolution. Read more

Coronavirus can infect the ear. After reports of COVID-19 patients with symptoms such as hearing loss, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), dizziness and balance problems, researchers have confirmed that SARS-CoV-2 can infect and harm the inner ear. Read more