@miraj Approximately 1% of patients with COVID will suffer from long-term smell loss, and given the widespread global impact of COVID, this represents a substantial number who have experienced or will potentially experience chronic smell loss because of the disease. Loss of smell associated with COVID may last anywhere from 15 to 180 days after a SAR-CoV-2 infection, the researchers note. Research suggests there is central nervous system involvement in COVID anosmia, mostly in the orbitofrontal cortex — the neural substrate for conscious olfactory perception.
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RE: Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Promising for COVID-Related Smell Loss
RE: Myth Busters: Does This Food Cause Cancer?
@lata All cells in our bodies, including cancerous ones, use sugar molecules, also known as carbohydrates, as their primary source of energy. But that's not the only source of fuel for our cells. Cells can use other nutrients, such as proteins and fats, to grow. Scientists are, however, investigating whether certain diets can help slow the growth of tumors. For instance, some preliminary evidence from trials in rodents and humans shows that the ketogenic diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat, may help slow the growth of some types of tumors, such as those in the rectum, when combined with standard cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy.
RE: Could We Phenotype Mass Killers and Prevent Murder-Suicides?
@raju Labelling the climax of this experiential psychopathologic cascade as "pure evil," "terrorism," "hate crime," or "the acts of monsters" explains, solves, and prevents nothing. Before they were shooters, they were sons, grandsons, neighbors, and classmates. Shortly before the mass killing, many shooters gave out signals, possibly "cries for help," such as purchasing assault weapons and a plethora of ammunition soon after attaining an age of eligibility, hinting or boasting to acquaintances, making a call to a mental health facility, or posting on social media.
Antacids Aid Blood Sugar Control in People With Diabetes
A class of drugs widely used to treat heartburn and stomach ulcers improve blood sugar control in patients with diabetes when added to their usual treatment, a new analysis indicates. But the same class of drugs — known medically as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and including agents such as omeprazole — did not prevent diabetes in people who do not already have it, the same research shows. As well as working to suppress acid, "We know that these drugs affect certain gut hormones that are important in glucose regulation," Kashif Munir, MD, told WebMD.
Depression in Older Adults: Unrecognized, Untreated
Too often, depression in individuals aged 60 years and older goes unrecognized and untreated or not treated appropriately, results of a large population-based study show. The investigators note that in Sweden and most other European countries, depression is mainly managed in primary care settings. However, they note that a 2009 meta-analysis published in the Lancet showed that the diagnostic sensitivity of major depression in this setting was below 50% in individuals aged 65 years and older.
RE: Sodium Nitrite Disappoints in Cardiac Arrest
@ashish Results showed no statistically significant differences between the groups who received placebo, low-dose sodium nitrite, or high-dose sodium nitrite on survival to hospital admission (the primary endpoint) or on hospital discharge (the secondary endpoint). There was also no difference in either endpoint in the subgroup with ventricular fibrillation.
RE: Can Older Adults Walk Their Way Out of Dementia?
@rini As part of the ELSA study, adults aged 50 years and older were followed between 2002 and 2019. On the basis of responses to a validated questionnaire, participants were classified as being inactive or engaging in low or moderate to high levels of physical activity. Feter reported data for 8270 ELSA participants (mean age, 64 years; 56% women). Over 17 years of follow-up, about 8% of these participants developed dementia. The risk for dementia increased by 7.8% for each year increase in age. However, risk for all-cause dementia was reduced for those who engaged in low (odds ratio [OR], 0.30; 95% CI, 0.25 – 0.36) and moderate to high (OR, 0.13; 95% CI, 0.10 – 0.16) levels of physical activity compared with their inactive peers.
How to reduce dandruff in scalp?
There are enough problems to deal with on a daily basis when it comes to your hair. It is too greasy and too dry. Then, of course, there’s always the dreaded dandruff. It’s hard to miss the small, white flakes that linger on my scalp. But while the condition is very common, it also can be hard to treat. I am attempting to figure out how to get rid of dandruff, look no further.
RE: I am getting headache whenever I use laptop, what should I do?
@navin It's hard to imagine life without a computer. Whether it's our constant need to check email, the hours we spend browsing the Internet and checking social media, or a quest to master a video game, staring at a computer monitor has become a part of everyday life for many of us. But if you're wondering why the days that you used to spend happily typing away at your keyboard have been replaced with bouts of unexplained headaches, you're not alone. That's because time staring at your computer screen may be triggering headaches for reasons related to the following:
How to treat pathological bone fracture?
A 63-year-old man had been in excellent health until an erythematous, papular rash developed on his extremities. Additional symptoms arose during the next few weeks. including an increase in abdominal girth and progressive swelling of his lower extremities. His dermatologist noted ascites and scleral icterus, so he was referred to an endocrinologist. Additional workup revealed a leukocytosis of 110,000 cells/microliter with a left shift, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and a computed tomography (CT) scan notable for hepatosplenomegaly and ascites.