respiratory diseases

Long covid: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste |  CNN

Long covid: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste | CNN

CNN — Imagine waking up one morning after recovering from Covid-19 to find that your coffee smells like unwashed socks, your eggs reek of feces, and your orange juice tastes metallic. Oddly enough, that’s a good thing: it’s a sign that your sense of smell is still working, even if it’s miswired in your brain. …

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Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.  What you need to know about screenings |  CNN

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. What you need to know about screenings | CNN

CNN — Many people have postponed routine medical care due to disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes a decline in cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. Meanwhile, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Why is cancer screening so important and …

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Why nasal irrigation can help with a COVID infection

Why nasal irrigation can help with a COVID infection

Photo: Koldunov (Shutterstock) In a recent study, twice-daily nasal irrigation has been found to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms. While the study in question has some pretty significant flaws…including a small sample size and lack of a suitable control group—the researchers “are probably on the right track,” said ENT specialist Mas Takashima at Houston …

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HHS launches ads for updated Covid-19 reminder, focusing on adults 50 and older |  CNN

HHS launches ads for updated Covid-19 reminder, focusing on adults 50 and older | CNN

CNN — As part of the White House’s Covid-19 response plan for the fall, the US Department of Health and Human Services is launching a video ad to encourage people to get vaccinated against the updated Covid-19 – especially those who are 50 and older. In the public education campaign’s new video ad, released Thursday …

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