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Here's a Part of Aging That Really Stinks

Posted 23 hours ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 – Unpleasant phantom odors haunt many older Americans, a new study finds. Of more than 7,400 people over age 40 who took part in a federal health survey, 6.5 percent said they experience nasty odors – such as burning hair or the reek of an ashtray – from nowhere. That's 1 in 15 people. As folks age, their ability to identify odors tends to decrease, but their detection ...

Health Tip: Common Signs of Sinusitis

Posted 6 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Sinusitis occurs when the lining of the hollow passages in your cheeks, forehead or below your eyes become inflamed. When swelling persists for more than two weeks, it may signal a sinus infection. The American Rhinologic Association mentions these typical symptoms of sinusitis: Nasal obstruction or congestion. Thick and discolored drainage. Decreased senses of smell or taste. Facial ...

A Boy, Two Magnets -- and a Trip to the ER

Posted 25 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 – Proving yet again that kids will try almost anything when you're not watching, one European 11-year-old wedged two small magnetized disks up his nostrils – causing serious medical issues, his doctors report. The unnamed child from Cyprus was brought to a hospital six hours later with a nosebleed and "severe pain," the physicians wrote in the Oct. 26 issue of the New ...

People Deemed Better Looking, Better Off After a Nose Job

Posted 19 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 – Is a "nose job" worth it? And if so, how much? A new study suggests that casual observers may think patients who undergo such procedures are more attractive, more successful and healthier. "While we are not suggesting that [a nose job] is the only way to improve one's appearance, improving our attractiveness and health as compared to others conveys a competitive ...

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Childhood Sinusitis

Posted 6 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

--Your child's sinuses are not fully developed until late in the teen years, but the child can still develop a sinus infection. Although small, the maxillary (behind the cheek) and ethmoid (between the eyes) sinuses are present at birth. Childhood sinus problems may be difficult to diagnose, because symptoms may be caused by other problems, such as a viral illness or allergy. According to the ...

Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later

Posted 19 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 – Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. Researchers examined data from nearly 155,000 children in Europe. They were followed from birth through ages 4 to 15 years. Those who had an upper respiratory infection – such as a cold, sinusitis, laryngitis and ...

Health Tip: Rid Your Bedroom of Allergens

Posted 29 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Sneezing and sniffling triggered by allergies can prevent a good night's sleep. The National Sleep Foundation suggests how to rid your bedroom of allergens: If you're allergic to pets, keep them out of the bedroom. Bathe pets weekly. Cover your mattress and pillows in dust mite covers, and wash sheets regularly in hot water. Opt for blankets made of synthetic materials, not wool. Limit mold ...

Was It Love at First Smell?

Posted 18 May 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 – Beauty isn't always in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, it's in the ears or nose of the beholder, too. New research indicates that a person's voice and scent can be just as important as physical appearance in how attractive someone is to others. The findings – from a review of 30 years of published research – appear in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. "Recently, ...

Humans Do Just Fine When Sniffing Out Smells

Posted 11 May 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 – Humans no longer need to have an inferiority complex about their sense of smell, new research suggests. The myth that people have a weaker sense of smell than other creatures has survived for the last 150 years without any scientific proof, said study author John McGann. He's a neuroscientist at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. McGann has studied the sense of ...

Ready for Spring Allergies?

Posted 30 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 – Spring routinely spells misery for allergy sufferers, but a recent survey reveals that most patients don't try to manage their symptoms until it's too late. The survey asked more than 1,000 adults with seasonal allergies and more than 500 parents of children with seasonal allergies how they prepared for the high pollen counts that come with warmer weather. The survey ...

Could Fading Sense of Smell Mean Death Is Closer?

Posted 23 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 – Loss of smell even in your 40s and 50s is linked to an earlier death – and dementia isn't the culprit, a new study suggests. The Swedish study found that in middle age and beyond, people with a poor sense of smell had about a 20 percent increased risk of dying within 10 years, said study co-author Jonas Olofsson. "The sense of smell seems to be a good indicator of ...

Centuries of Climate May Have Shaped Your Nose

Posted 16 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 – Love your nose or hate it, you can perhaps blame ancestral climates for how it looks today, new research suggests. "We focused on nose traits that differ across populations and looked at geographical variation with respect to temperature and humidity," explained study author Mark Shriver, a professor of anthropology at Penn State University. While many people assume ...

Health Tip: Trying to Unclog That Stuffy Nose?

Posted 12 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Over-the-counter decongestants can spell relief from a stuffy nose, but it's important to use them properly to avoid side effects. The American Academy of Family Physicians advises: Read and follow package instructions. Do not take more than the recommended dose. Check with your doctor to make sure an OTC decongestant is safe to take with your other meds. Don't take more than one decongestant ...

Health Tip: Prevent Frequent Nosebleeds

Posted 3 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Frequent nosebleeds often are triggered by dry air. So they may be preventable. The Seattle Children's Hospital offers these prevention strategies: Run a humidifier if the air tends to be dry. This helps keep tissues in the nose moist. Apply a dab of petroleum jelly on the center wall of the nose twice daily. Blow the nose gently. Skip ibuprofen and aspirin, which can increase bleeding.

Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report

Posted 31 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 – Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests. Air quality in some of the parks is as bad or worse than in some major cities because of pollution from sources such as coal-fired power stations, the National Parks Conservation Association says in a new report. "Our parks remain under threat from air pollution, harming visitors' ...

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