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Human Pheromones: What's Purported, What's Supported - A White Paper Published by The Sense of Smell Institute

NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human pheromones are over-stated, or are they? There has been an on-going debate in the scientific community as to whether or not human pheromones exist, and, if they do, exactly what effect they have on us. For most of us in the lay commu...

The US Drug Watchdog Expands its Zicam Investigation and Wants to Hear From All Users Who Lost Their Sense of Smell

According to the US Drug Watchdog, "we want to hear from any Zicam Nasal Gel or Zicam Nasal Swab user who has lost their sense of smell." The group says, "on June 16, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised consumers to stop using products marketed over-the-counter as c...

Wake Up & Smell the Coffee

Starbucks' Plan to Remove High Fructose Corn Syrup from Baked Goods Not Such A Grande Idea WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- News that Starbucks plans to remove high fructose corn syrup from its baked goods later this month as part of its "Real Food. Simply Delicious" campaign (Reuters, June...

Decrease in sense of smell seen in lupus patients

The sense of smell is a complex process of the central nervous system that involves specific areas of the brain. In fact, olfactory dysfunction is seen in various central nervous system disorders that involve immune-mediated mechanisms, such as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disea...

What the Billion Dollar Beauty Industry Does Not Want Leaked: That One Can Actually Reverse Aging for Free by Moving Only to the Right. We Smell a Nobel.

Tired of Putting Money in the Hands of Beauty Corporations for Botox, Pills, Creams, unused Gym Memberships, Plastic Surgery, and / or Counseling to Remain Youthful? Now one does not have to. New Book '6 Newly Discovered and Never Before Published Secrets to Eternal Youth and Immortality' gives ...

New research shows that the smell of smoke does not trigger relapse in quitters

Research into tobacco dependence published online today (Friday 17 October 2008) in the November issue of Addiction, has shown that recent ex-smokers who find exposure to other people's cigarette smoke pleasant are not any more likely to relapse than those who find it unpleasant. Led by Dr Ha...

Weizmann Institute scientists produce the first smell map

Is the smell of almonds closer to that of roses or bananas? Weizmann Institute scientists have now answered that question (roses) by showing for the first time that smells can be mapped and the relative distance between various odors determined. Their findings, which appeared recently in Nature Me...

Poor Sense of Smell May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's

Those with lowest odor identification scores had 5 times greater risk, study finds FRIDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- An impaired sense of smell could be an early indicator of Parkinson's disease, occurring up to four years before motor skill problems appear, recent research shows. ...

Impaired sense of smell may be early indicator of Parkinson's disease

Impaired sense of smell occurs in the earliest stages of Parkinsons disease (PD) and there is mounting evidence that it may precede motor symptoms by several years, although no large-scale studies had confirmed this. In the first study involving the general population, researchers found that smell...

Why some depressed girls can't smell the roses

Cant smell the roses? Maybe youre depressed. Smell too much like a rose yourself? Maybe youve got the same problem. Scientists from Tel Aviv University recently linked depression to a biological mechanism that affects the olfactory glands. It might explain why some women, without realizing it, wea...

Drug Might Restore Sense of Smell

Study found more than half of patients reported improvement FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- A drug once used to treat asthma and other respiratory conditions shows promise in restoring a sense of smell to those who have lost that precious ability. "More work needs to be done but...

New combination of tests measures child's ability to taste and smell

Alexandria, VA Researchers have developed a series of tests that for the first time accurately measure the normality of taste (gustatory function) and smell (olfactory function) in young children, according to a new study published in the July 2008 edition of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surger...

Brain's Olfactory Bulb Grows With Sense of Smell

Finding could lead to better treatment when problems occur THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- The olfactory bulb in the brain -- the brain's "smell center" -- may change in size as a person's sense of smell changes, a German study reports. In this study, researchers at the Unive...

Penn study suggests professional welders at risk for loss of sense of smell

PHILADELPHIA Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that professional welders who work in enclosed spaces with poor ventilation may be at risk for loss of sense of smell. The study appears in Neurology. This is the first study to clearly demonstrate that ...

When Smell Cells Fail They Call In Stem Cell Reserves

Hopkins researchers have identified a backup supply of stem cells that can repair the most severe damage to the nerves responsible for our sense of smell. These reservists normally lie around and do nothing, but when neighboring cells die, the scientists say, the stem cells jump into action. A rep...

Traders Smell Something Fishy in Tokyo Market Move

Just a short walk from some of Tokyo's most chic addresses, the smell of fish permeates the air. But not for long, if the government gets its way . In one of the most jarring scenes in Tokyo, fishmongers carry baskets loaded with their fresh catch at Tsukiji market, minutes away from the glitz of t...

Link between position and sense of smell revealed

Researchers have found that one can smell better when one is upright than when he is reclining. Humans tend to pick up better sense of smell when they are sitting or standing. // Johan Lundstrom, a post-doctoral researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute said that there is a signi...

Peppermint or cinnamon smell can make drivers more alert

A new study had said that the scents of peppermint or cinnamon could make the drivers of motor vehicles more //alert and refreshed. Driving for long stretches of time makes the drivers of the vehicle angry, fatigued and physically exhausted. The study had monitored drivers who participated in ...

Lack of Smell And Its Potential Risks

An estimated 2.7 million people in the United States have an impaired or absent sense of smell, known as chronic olfactory dysfunction. // Head trauma, viral infection, nasal obstruction, septal deviation, neurological disorders, medications, hormonal disturbances, or normal aging can cause chronic...

Sense of smell impaired in alcoholics

A study published in the March issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research reported that alcohol abuse can dampen the sense of smell. Researchers from the University Clinics of Innsbruck studied the sense of smell in 30 alcoholics and 30 healthy people who were matched for a...

Taj Mahal is Enveloped by Pollution and a Foul Smell

A campaign may be on to list Taj Mahal in the new Seven Wonders of the World, but the monument is enveloped in a haze of dust and smog. Environmentalists and historians, worried that the soot and fumes will eventually turn the gleaming white Taj Mahal black, have raised an alarm for savi...

More About The Coffee Bean Than Just A Heavenly Taste and Smell

Most of the people in South India wake up to the lovely smell of homemade filter coffee. There is more reason to celebrate for these coffee lovers now, with firm evidence from recent research. // Coffee provides more than just a morning jolt and has been found to contain substances called as an...

Women's strong sense of smell

Researchers suggest that women's ability to smell better is due to the boding of the hormone, estrogen.A US study shows that women who are of procreative age are far better in sensing the fragrance than men do. Tim Jacobs, Professor of Physiology at Cardiff University, said: "Some studies have...

What's Lurking in Your Kitchen?

...n open box of baking soda inside the refrigerator will absorb new odors. Spotty Microwaves: Splatters of food in a microwave not only look and smell bad, but they may also decrease efficiency. To clean the appliance, Dellutri recommends filling a microwave-safe bowl halfway with water, adding a ta...

Sokolove Law Launches Chinese Drywall Consumer Advocacy Hotline

...inted drywall is 100,000 nationwide, of which 30,000 of them are in Florida alone. The use of Chinese drywall can lead to a sulfur or rotten egg smell inside the house, as well as blacked and corroded metal, premature failure of central air conditioning units, and intermittent operation or failure of...

New York Law Firm Files Lawsuit Against Manufacturer of Zicam Nasal Spray and Drugstore Chain That Sold Product

...ing permanent damage to Long Island man's sense of smell and taste Mineola, N.Y....eman claims that he permanently lost his senses of smell and taste. On June 16, 2009, the U.S. Food and...reports of Anosmia, the medical term for a loss of smell and taste. As an over-the-counter product, neithe...

Matrixx Initiatives Confirms Voluntary Recall of Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs

... Nasal Gel and ZICAM(R) Cold Remedy Gel Swabs. As you may know, FDA has recently asserted that these products are associated with the loss of smell and are also what FDA calls "unapproved new drugs." Although we vigorously disagree with FDA on both counts, we announced when we first hea...

Cold-EEZE(R) Lozenges not Affected by FDA Advisory for Zicam(R) Intra-Nasal Products

...eted over-the-counter as cold remedies under the Zicam(R) brand because the use of these intra-nasal products are associated with the loss of sense of smell (a condition called anosmia ). While these products are manufactured with a zinc ingredient, The Quigley Corporation (Nasdaq: QGLY ), www.q...

FDA Issues Warning for Over-the-Counter Cold Remedy

...lso known as anosmia. "The loss of the sense of smell is potentially life-threatening and may be permane...lihood of people in occupations where the sense of smell or taste is a crucial component." Lee pointed o...erse event reports related to the loss of sense of smell it has been asked to turn over to the FDA. She ...

As the Summer 'Shower Season' Kicks Off, Suave(R) Skin Reminds Moms Everywhere to 'Shower Yourself Beautiful'

... debuted at the beginning of June. This body wash leaves skin pampered and moisturized, with a delicious fragrance that makes Bath & Body Works(R) smell way overpriced. In fact, if consumers don't agree, we'll give them their money back. That's the Suave(R) Beautiful Skin Guarantee. You Could Win...

Latest trinational report presents most complete picture of North American industrial pollution

... also reveals one of the most important such gaps in PRTR reporting across the three countries. Hydrogen sulfide gas, a toxic pollutant having the smell of rotten eggs, is a common byproduct of oil and gas extraction and processing. PRTR regulations in both Canada and Mexico require hydrogen sulfide to...

Parental Eating Habits Don't Rub Off on Kids

...t of the American Dietetic Association. So what's a parent to do? After brushing up on your own diet, "take the kids to the store, let them see and smell the produce," Diekman suggested. "Talk about how you choose meat and how you decide which dairy foods to buy." Let them help you cook healthy foods...

Avoid the Burn: First Sunscreen to Earn the Melanoma International Foundation Seal of Approval Expands Distribution Throughout Northern California

...ave sensitive skin avoid ingredients such as PABA and oxybenzone which can cause itching and rashes. When Sweet Smelling is Bad - Fragrance may smell good, but can cause problems for people with sensitive skin. If you're prone to breakouts, less (meaning no added fragrance) is more! Look for a fragr...

Scientists find city rats are loyal to their 'hoods

...arely migrate, neighborhood eradication efforts may backfire by encouraging the rodents to repopulate other areas and further spread disease. When you smell a rat, the researchers say, the best solution may be to tackle the problem on a much larger scale perhaps by targeting entire families at once. Rat r...

Beware of Dog Bites

...ure on the wound and clean the area with running water. If you develop a fever or other signs of infection, such as swelling, redness, pain, a bad smell or fluid draining from the area, see a doctor immediately. Call 911 if it is a severe attack, there is extensive bleeding or the bite is near the f...

First U.S. Face Transplant Recipient Recounts Ordeal

...today," Culp, a mother of two and grandmother of two preschoolers, said Tuesday at a news conference at the Cleveland Clinic. Now able to talk, smile, smell and taste food, Culp said that it's "more important that you focus on the donor family that made it so I could have this person's face." No informa...

Women Seek Outdoor Solace This Summer

...rruptions." Though their outdoor retreats are interrupted by buzzing, biting and other pesky behavior, many women don't use bug sprays due to the smell or the way they feel on their skin. OFF! Clip-On Mosquito Repellent allows women to step outside without applying bug spray or worrying about mosquito...

Press Release: Electronic Cigarette VS FDA

...o create a smoke free environment by offering adults an option to smoke without the fire, flame, tobacco by-products, tar, carbon monoxide, ash, stub, smell and all the other chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. Join us today, and become a distributor or a user who wants to make a difference! ...

JCI online early table of contents: May 1, 2009

...4846; E-mail: metelits@bcm.tmc.edu . View the PDF of this article at: https://www.the-jci.org/article.php?id=37869 METABOLISM: The sweet smell of success: new understanding of the pathway affected in Maple Syrup Urine Disease Yibin Wang and colleagues, at UCLA David Geffen School of Medi...

Toxic Chinese Drywall Experts Join Forces to Find Remedial Solutions for Homeowners

... coils turning black, corroded electrical wiring, tarnished silver jewelry or utensils and light bulbs burning out at a faster rate. Although the smell of rotten eggs in a home could indicate a toxic drywall problem, Mulholland's investigations show that is not always the case. Some groups are re...
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