Tag Archives: sense

‘Unjustified fears’: When COVID-19 anxiety stops making sense

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada Polls keep showing that the public believes COVID-19 disease is way deadlier and more pervasive than it really is Author of the article: Tristin Hopper Publishing date: May 17, 2021  •  7 hours ago  •  6 minute read  •  145 Comments Stittsville Golf Club, one of hundreds of Ontario… Read More »

Almost 1 in 10 who lost sense of smell and taste from COVID-19 have not recovered a year later

New research from Italy has found that nearly 1 in 10 people who lost their senses of taste and smell after having COVID-19 have not recovered those senses a year later. A study by researchers from the University of Trieste surveyed 187 patients who had reported a loss of either taste or smell or both… Read More »

Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

It’s déjà vu all over again for Americans’ well-being: we haven’t felt this low since the advent of the Great Recession that hit our well-well-being hard in December 2008. As COVID-19 diagnoses reached 200,000 in the U.S. in April 2020, Gallup gauged that barely 1 in 2 people felt they were thriving. In the past 12… Read More »

Sudden lost sense of smell and taste emerges as telltale sign of COVID-19

After National Basketball Association player Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel caught the coronavirus, he wondered whether others had suffered the same loss of smell and taste he experienced. Turns out many have. A sudden, unexplained loss of these senses is an early symptom reported among Covid-19 patients in South Korea, China and Italy, according to ENT UK, which… Read More »

Our guts may sense sugar and low-calorie sweeteners differently

By Jessica Hamzelou The gut can distinguish sugar from low-calorie alternativesAntonio Guillem/Getty Images Can you taste the difference between a calorie-laden sugar and a zero-calorie sweetener? Specialised cells in your gut can, according to experiments in mice. These cells tell the brain whether a sugar or sweetener has been ingested within milliseconds. Research in the… Read More »

Transgender children sense their gender identities at young ages

(Reuters Health) – Transgender children may start to identify with toys and clothes typical of their gender identity from a very young age, a recent study suggests. And their confidence in their gender identity is generally as strong as that of cisgender children, whose identity matches their sex assigned at birth, researchers found. “Trans kids… Read More »

How our cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

Three scientists who discovered how cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels have won the 2019 Nobel Prize. Sir Peter Ratcliffe, of the University of Oxford and Francis Crick Institute, William Kaelin, of Harvard, and Gregg Semenza, of Johns Hopkins University share the physiology or medicine prize. Their work is leading to new treatments for… Read More »