Feature

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Man lost smell, then taste

Jason Feifer lost his sense of smell as a child, and shortly afterward, his sense of taste. To him, "vanilla is chocolate is peanut butter is custard." He shows us what it's like to dine in a resturant without these senses at Men's Health. … [Read More...]

Noteable

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Science Daily: Training improves sense of smell

Most people with a great sense of smell aren't born with it. Rather, they learn … [Read More...]

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Contraceptives erase natural odor signals

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests birth control pills and other … [Read More...]

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NYTimes: Zinc nasal spray may harm smell

Users of a popular cold remedy have reported damage to the sense of smell, and … [Read More...]

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NGT Real Travel: Smell makes better memories

One way to make travel more memorable is by paying more attention to … [Read More...]

Science

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Recalled atorvastatin (Lipitor) reeks of mold

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has recalled another 38,000 bottles of its popular cholesterol-lowering medication, Lipitor, … [Read More...]

Policy

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First US fragrance policy at work turns 10

Peggy Wolf is a nurse and member of the organization Healthcare without Harm. She advocated for the first fragrance-free policy in the … [Read More...]

Riffs

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Flowering yellow ginger

Yellow ginger grows wild in Hawaii; the equivalent of wild daisies on the Mainland. The delicate yellow flowers last only a week or so … [Read More...]