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Today’s Health Headlines

Loss of smell may be first sign of Alzheimer’s
This is another study citing how loss of smell could be the first sign of dementia and/or Alzheimer’s, one day being a successful and inexpensive screening test.
 
Zika virus may not be working alone
When mosquitoes carry disease they aren’t picky as to which.  Scientists wonder if dengue and chikungunya could be coinfecting with some bites making neurological symptoms worse.

 

Our cell phones can contain sediments of everything we’re exposed to

Much of what we’re exposed to in every day life apparently can be found in traces on our cell phones.  UCSD scientists were able to make a “lifestyle profile” of the phone owner and this data can later be used for a variety of health applications.

Adolescent depression on the rise, especially in girls


 A significant climb has been observed over the last few years and many aren’t receiving treatment.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/14/health/depression-teen-girls/

 

Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network and Board Certified Family Physician

 

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Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor Touro University Nevada

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