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THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A boy who wondered if snakes flick their tongues to smell prompted a surprising new discovery about how human senses work.

Turns out your tongue helps you smell, according to researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia -- a team that included the curious 12-year-old's dad.

Taste and smell had been thought to ...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Don't blame a loss of taste on your mouth, new research suggests.

Instead, most people can thank their nose for the problem, the study authors said.

The research team at the Virginia Commonwealth University's Smell and Taste Disorders Center examined the records of 358 patients who were evaluated for a taste disorder or combined ta...

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Unpleasant phantom odors haunt many older Americans, a new study finds.

Of more than 7,400 people over age 40 who took part in a federal health survey, 6.5 percent said they experience nasty odors -- such as burning hair or the reek of an ashtray -- from nowhere. That's 1 in 15 people.

As folks age, their ability to identify odors...

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who've lost their sense of smell appear to have an increased risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

The long-term study included nearly 3,000 participants, aged 57 to 85, who were tested on their ability to identify five common odors.

At least four of the five odors were correctly identified by 78 percent of the partic...

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A common problem among chronic kidney disease patients is a loss of the sense of smell, which could lead to an inadequate diet, researchers say.

In turn, malnutrition in these patients can result in poor quality of life, poor overall health and even early death.

But a new study found that using an inhaled asthma drug might improve t...