Sensory Problems Health News

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9/29/2017
Failing Sense of Smell Tied to Dementia Risk

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

9/19/2017
Cancer Treatment Can Affect Your Food Preferences

Metallic tastes can appear for many patients on chemo

9/6/2017
Why Your Nose May Be Key to Parkinson's Risk

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

8/3/2017
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

5/30/2017
Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others?

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

5/11/2017
Humans Do Just Fine When Sniffing Out Smells

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

3/22/2017
Brain 'Rewires' to Work Around Early-Life Blindness

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

3/16/2017
For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster

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

2/3/2017
Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People

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

12/21/2016
'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

10/26/2016
Nerve Stimulation Restored Sense of Touch to Arm Amputees

Implanted devices carried signals to mimic natural sensations

8/30/2016
Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika

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

5/13/2016
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

2/23/2016
Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study Finds

Researchers say losses in taste, touch are most common

11/16/2015
Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

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

10/15/2015
Artificial Skin Could Bring Sense of Touch to Prosthetics

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

10/9/2015
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

7/17/2015
Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More?

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

7/7/2015
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

7/2/2015
Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

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

9/22/2014
Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study

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

7/30/2014
Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders

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

7/30/2014
Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

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

7/14/2014
Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?

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

6/3/2014
Scents May Sway Your Sense of Beauty

Small study found women seemed prettier when pleasant odors were near

5/16/2014
People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth'

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

5/14/2014
Study Probes Why Kids With Autism Are Oversensitive to Touch, Noise

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

5/2/2014
Does Higher-Priced Food Taste Better?

Study found diners who paid double enjoyed their meals more

4/18/2014
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

4/18/2014
Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

4/5/2014
Your Dog Truly Loves Your Scent

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

3/27/2014
Smoking May Dull Ability to Sense Bitter Tastes

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

3/20/2014
Your Sense of Smell May Be Keener Than Thought

Study suggests people can detect more than a trillion distinct odors

3/17/2014
Sweet, Salty Taste Preferences Tied Together in Kids

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

3/12/2014
Are You Musical or Tone Deaf? Genes May Be Key

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

3/6/2014
NIH Launches 'Nerve Stimulation' Trial to Ease Tinnitus

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

2/20/2014
Voice Cues Prompt Similar Brain Response in Dogs, People: Study

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

2/15/2014
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

2/13/2014
Video Games Might Help People With Dyslexia Learn to Read, Study Suggests

Sights, sounds may prove a distraction, researchers say

1/30/2014
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

1/16/2014
Ultrasound to Brain May Boost Sensory Perception

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

12/19/2013
Pop Songs May Awaken Fond Memories for Brain-Damaged Patients

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

12/5/2013
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

11/22/2013
'Mixing' of Senses More Common in Autism: Study

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

11/12/2013
Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

8/30/2013
Back-to-School Tips May Help Ease Sensory Overload in Kids

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

8/2/2013
Sense of Smell Determined by Genes, Study Says

Ability to detect certain scents is highly individual, research suggests

7/23/2013
Rituals Like 'Happy Birthday' May Make Cake's Taste

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

6/20/2013
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

6/17/2013
Kids With Autism May Find Human Voice Unpleasant

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