Long covid: what we know about the loss of smell and taste

Long covid: what we know about the loss of smell and taste

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

Some officials now say monkeypox elimination is unlikely in the US

Some officials now say monkeypox elimination is unlikely in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Some US health officials admit monkeypox is unlikely to go away anytime soon. The spread of the disease is slowing, but the virus is so widespread that elimination is unlikely, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That conclusion was stated in a recent CDC report, and reiterated Friday … Read more

Some officials now say monkeypox elimination is unlikely in the US

Some officials now say monkeypox elimination is unlikely in the US

NEW YORK — Some US health officials admit that monkeypox is unlikely to go away anytime soon. The spread of the disease is slowing, but the virus is so widespread that elimination is unlikely, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That conclusion was stated in a recent CDC report and was echoed … Read more

Study seeks to see if childhood vaccines and asthma are linked

Study seeks to see if childhood vaccines and asthma are linked

NEW YORK (AP) — A number of scientists have questioned whether aluminum, a vaccine additive used for decades, played a role in childhood allergies and asthma. A new federally funded study has found a possible link, but experts say the research has significant flaws and is no reason to change current vaccine recommendations. The study … Read more

Sleep loss damages immune genes, causes inflammation, study says

Sleep loss damages immune genes, causes inflammation, study says

CNN — Chronic sleep deprivation in a small group of healthy adults increased the production of immune cells linked to inflammation, while also altering the DNA of the immune cells, a new study finds. “Not only was the number of immune cells increased, but they can be wired and programmed differently at the end of … Read more

Frozen embryos linked to higher risk of high blood pressure-related pregnancy complications, study suggests

Frozen embryos linked to higher risk of high blood pressure-related pregnancy complications, study suggests

CNN — Pregnancies by in vitro fertilization using frozen embryos appear to be associated with an increased risk of complications from high blood pressure or hypertensive conditions, compared with using fresh embryos or conceived naturally. That’s according to a study published Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, which includes data on more than … Read more

Young children avoid a learning trap that often entangles adults

Young children avoid a learning trap that often entangles adults

Children have a secret power that helps them avoid a “learning trap” that adults can sometimes fall into: children just can’t focus their attention. A new study used eye-tracking technology to show that children’s attention wandered across a computer screen as they tried to complete a task — even when adults quickly discovered they could … Read more