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Why AbScent is fundraising
Our Fundraising Manager, Angela, explains the need for more research and funding it.
The impact of smell distortion on mental health
On World Mental Health Day, we examine how a smell disorder can impact on wellbeing.
Research highlights impact of Covid-19 on smell and taste
How the AbScent Community changed medical understanding
Employees with smell disorders need coffee-free spaces
Our tips for managing your smell disorder as you return to the office.
Keeping active can maintain sense of smell
Keeping active in later life can help to maintain your sense of smell, according to a recent study.
Stepping out for AbScent
Angela is raising funds to change the story for people with smell disorders.
The best essential oils for smell training?
The oils don't matter - it's how you train that really helps taste and smell to recover.
Why do cooking smells make me gag?
We look at why cooking smells trigger parosmia and share some tips to get you back in the kitchen.
Making meals more appealing
Researchers have found that adding flavour enhancements can make food more palatable.
Sound and smell
A recent study finds 'music training' positively influences response to bad smells.
You're not a Picky Eater
Parosmia limits the variety of foods you can eat, but that doesn't mean you've become a picky eater.
How can we know research is reliable?
When there is so much information online, how do we know what to trust?
Managing personal hygiene
8 out of 10 people worry about their own smell so we share some tips from the AbScent Community.
Smell loss and brain damage
Popular press has interpreted recent research as 'brain damage' but the real story is more…
Smell training after surgery
Olfactory training is helping CRS patients to recover the sense of smell after surgery.
A Common Pattern of Covid-19 Smell Loss
A typical feature of Covid-19 smell loss is a period of recovery followed by parosmia.
Future treaments for smell disorders
Summary of the paper considering the prospects for new treatments for smell loss, published by…
The Patient’s Guide to CRS
Best practice for the treatment of CRS shared with doctors and patients.
When water seems 'off'
It’s not uncommon for water to be a parosmia trigger. Dr Duika Burges Watson of the Altered Eating…
Testing the sense of smell
Explaining the difference between commonly used smell tests Sniffin' Sticks and UPSIT.
Surprising results from an investigation into brain activity of TBI patients.