Sensory Problems Health News

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Failing Sense of Smell Tied to Dementia Risk

Long-term study suggests inability to identify scents may be early sign of problems

Cancer Treatment Can Affect Your Food Preferences

Metallic tastes can appear for many patients on chemo

Why Your Nose May Be Key to Parkinson's Risk

Study suggests fading sense of smell often occurs years before symptom onset

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell

Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues

Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others?

Study suggests humans use vision and smell to detect infection more than thought

Humans Do Just Fine When Sniffing Out Smells

Review upends long-held myth that other mammals are able to identify more scents

Brain 'Rewires' to Work Around Early-Life Blindness

These differences appear to boost hearing, smell and touch, researchers say

For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster

Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People

'Misophonia' is a disorder that can make a person's brain go into overdrive, researchers report

'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information

Nerve Stimulation Restored Sense of Touch to Arm Amputees

Implanted devices carried signals to mimic natural sensations

Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika

Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

Your Ability to 'Smell' the Taste of Foods Can Lessen With Age

Most in study could distinguish salty from sweet, but more had trouble detecting scents

Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study Finds

Researchers say losses in taste, touch are most common

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

Artificial Skin Could Bring Sense of Touch to Prosthetics

But many steps remain before this technology might be available for human use

Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain

Poor nutrition during childhood tied to poorer sight, hearing, and even thinking later on, study finds

Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More?

In some people, alcohol causes the brain to focus on food aromas, study finds

Good at Imagining Aromas? You May Be Prone to Weight Gain

Ability to conjure up odors in the mind might lead to food cravings, research suggests

Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant

Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study

Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders

Sophisticated brain scans show the two conditions are somewhat similar, but are also markedly different

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?

Study found weakened sense of smell associated with dementia risk, but more research needed

Scents May Sway Your Sense of Beauty

Small study found women seemed prettier when pleasant odors were near

People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth'

Small new study suggests that some may have an unhealthy preference for saltier food

Study Probes Why Kids With Autism Are Oversensitive to Touch, Noise

New brain imaging study shows certain regions are hyperactive to sensory stimuli

Does Higher-Priced Food Taste Better?

Study found diners who paid double enjoyed their meals more

Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On

Offbeat rhythms of funk, hip-hip, R and B work best to get listeners on the dance floor, study finds

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

Your Dog Truly Loves Your Scent

Brain scans showed greater response to owners' odor than to those of other people and pets

Smoking May Dull Ability to Sense Bitter Tastes

Buildup of tobacco chemicals could hamper regeneration of taste buds, researcher says

Your Sense of Smell May Be Keener Than Thought

Study suggests people can detect more than a trillion distinct odors

Sweet, Salty Taste Preferences Tied Together in Kids

Study also suggests that children's growth and development affect their choices

Are You Musical or Tone Deaf? Genes May Be Key

But many factors likely play a role in Mozart-like musical genius, experts say

NIH Launches 'Nerve Stimulation' Trial to Ease Tinnitus

Agency is seeking patients suffering from chronic 'ringing in the ears'

Voice Cues Prompt Similar Brain Response in Dogs, People: Study

That might explain why pooches are such good friends to humans, researchers say

Sea Lion Shows Non-Human Mammals Also Have Rhythm

By working with Ronan, researchers discovered it's not just mimicking birds who can keep the beat

Video Games Might Help People With Dyslexia Learn to Read, Study Suggests

Sights, sounds may prove a distraction, researchers say

Drivers Often Unaware of Motorcycles, Raising Crash Risk: Study

Driving simulator suggests that people are more aware of vehicles they routinely see on the road

Ultrasound to Brain May Boost Sensory Perception

In experiment, people did better on subtle tests of ability to distinguish touches on skin

Pop Songs May Awaken Fond Memories for Brain-Damaged Patients

Study suggests that music might help people who have trouble remembering the past

Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism

Study found it helped children bothered by ordinary noises, feel of toothbrush or shower water on skin

'Mixing' of Senses More Common in Autism: Study

With synesthesia, sight, taste, smell and sound may blend

Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

Back-to-School Tips May Help Ease Sensory Overload in Kids

Students with 'sensory processing disorder' often struggle with adapting to change

Sense of Smell Determined by Genes, Study Says

Ability to detect certain scents is highly individual, research suggests

Rituals Like 'Happy Birthday' May Make Cake's Taste

Meaning-laden acts seem to enhance the pleasure people get from food, study finds

Race May Be Factor in Loss of Sense of Smell That Comes With Age

Study found ability to smell faded more in blacks, Hispanics than whites

Kids With Autism May Find Human Voice Unpleasant

MRI shows weaker connection to brain's reward center in those who have high-functioning autism