COVID-19: Researchers study long-term impact first round of infection had on sense of smell

Researchers in Sweden are trying to learn more about the long-term impact that the first wave of COVID-19 infections had on individuals who lost their sense of smell when they first learned they had the virus. Scientists at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute studied 100 people who came down with the virus in 2020 and found that … Read more

Baltimore Ravens fire defensive coordinator Don ‘Wink’ Martindale, source says

Read More: Sports News OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens have fired defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale with one year remaining on his contract, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday. This surprising shake-up represents the first move made by the Ravens since they lost six straight games to end the season and … Read more

Despite midweek arrest, Kansas City Chiefs LB Willie Gay will play Sunday, says Andy Reid

Read More: Sports News KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay will play in Sunday’s AFC divisional-round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills, coach Andy Reid said. Gay pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Johnson County, Kansas, District Court to a misdemeanor charge of criminal property damage of less than $1,000. He … Read more

UAE announces a ban on flying drones and light aircraft for a month

Image Credit: Al-Qabas Gulf News, Jan 22: The Ministry of Interior in the United Arab Emirates has called for the suspension of flying operations for owners, practitioners and amateurs of unmanned aircraft, which includes users of unmanned aircraft “drones” and light sports aircraft of various shapes and types, including the practice of air and gliding … Read more

COVID-19 lingering loss of taste or smell may be explained by genetics, study finds

The mystery of why people infected with COVID-19 lose their taste or smell may lie in a genetic risk factor, according to a recent study published in Nature Genetics. “How we get from infection to smell loss remains unclear,” said Dr. Justin Turner, an associate professor of otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., who … Read more