Tag: loss

Not to be sniffed at: Agony of post-COVID-19 loss of smell

The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient’s right nostril, making her whole nose glow red with its bright miniature light. “Tickles a bit, eh?” he asked as he rummaged around her nasal passages, the discomfort causing tears to well in her eyes and roll down her cheeks. The patient, Gabriella Forgione, wasn’t complaining.

The Truth About Green Tea and Weight Loss

You’ve no doubt noticed that the tea aisle has gone green. What used to be a packet of green tea here and there is now shelves filled with green teas of all types, with flavors from refreshing to grassy to smoky. Now, whole cafes have opened up devoted to the stuff, Instagram is peppered with

North-south divide, not age, linked to hearing loss

An increase of over 10% in the prevalence of hearing loss in the English over 50s may not be age-related, a new study by University of Manchester researchers has shown. Instead the study, published in BMC Geriatrics, found hearing loss could be linked to social and lifestyle differences in the north and south of the

Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity

A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients. The study, which published recently in Clinical Obesity, is the first to break down surgeries by insurance payer type—public versus private insurance—to better understand the economic burden on

Low physical function and low muscle mass increase the risk for accelerated bone loss in older hip fracture patients

Low physical function and low muscle mass after hip fracture increased the risk for accelerated bone deterioration in older hip fracture patients. Acknowledgement of the risk factors is important for bone health and overall recovery. “Substantial decrements in physical function, muscle and bone strength occur after hip fracture, which markedly increase the risk for a

Why a loss of smell may be a sign of coronavirus

Doctors say a complete loss of smell and taste may be an early warning sign of coronavirus… that could appear just hours after a sufferer is infected Doctors are calling for this to be added to other main symptoms of coronavirus Currently these are a continuous cough and/or a high temperature, says PHE But an

Social isolation results in memory loss in later life

Social isolation contributes to memory loss in older age, research by LSE’s Care and Evaluation Centre has shown for the first time. The paper, published in Journals of Gerontology, found that both men and women were affected, but in different ways. Men with high levels of social isolation experienced subsequent memory decline. For women it

Your Ultimate Guide to Running and Weight Loss

Everybody knows someone who lost a lot of weight when they started running. And plenty of people know runners who went the other way, gaining weight during training. So does running help or hurt your weight loss goals? It depends on how you do it. How running helps you lose weight You can lose weight

Fatty diets tied to leading cause of vision loss in seniors

(HealthDay)—Diets heavy in red meat and fatty foods could help spur a leading cause of vision loss in older Americans, new research suggests. The study found that people who ate more typical Western diets were three times more likely to develop an eye condition that robs you of your central vision—late-stage age-related macular degeneration. “What