Does Your Nose Help Pick Your Friends?

In a small study, researchers in an olfaction lab found that people who had an instant personal connection also had similarities in their body odors.

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Jennifer Grey: Don’t Call Her ‘Baby’

In her memoir, “Out of the Corner,” the “Dirty Dancing” star opens up about rhinoplasty gone wrong, the implosion of her career and why she’s telling her story now.

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Why Nasal Covid Vaccines May Make Better Boosters

Nasal vaccines under development around the world may make better boosters by stopping the coronavirus in the airways.

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What Are Neti Pots and How Do They Work?

Nasal rinsing has been used for thousands of years to relieve sinus inflammation, congestion, allergy symptoms and more. Here’s what the evidence says.

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For Coronavirus Testing, the Nose May Not Always Be Best

As Omicron spreads, some experts are calling for a switch to saliva-based tests, which may detect infections days earlier than nasal swabs do.

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Sometimes, Life Stinks. So He Invented the Nasal Ranger.

For Chuck McGinley, an engineer who devised the go-to instrument for measuring odors, helping people understand what they smell is serious science.

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Must This Swab Go That Far Up Your Nose to Test for Covid?

Some testers gently swab the front of your nostril and send you on your way. Others dig deep, bringing the pain. What’s the gold standard?

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Is Nose Hair Essential to Fighting Off Colds and Other Viral Illnesses?

Expert advice on whether trimming or waxing your nose hairs might increase the risk of respiratory infections.

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Here’s Why Vaccinated People Still Need to Wear a Mask

The new vaccines will probably prevent you from getting sick with Covid. No one knows yet whether they will keep you from spreading the virus to others — but that information is coming.

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The New Nose: Is the Bump Back?

The cookie-cutter ski jump nose looks like a relic now, as cosmetic doctors approach rhinoplasties with a more artistic, individualized approach.

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Breathe Better With These Nine Exercises

“You can’t be truly healthy unless you’re breathing correctly.”

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Stay 6 Feet Apart, We’re Told. But How Far Can Air Carry Coronavirus?

Most of the big droplets travel a mere six feet. The role of tiny aerosols is the “trillion dollar question.”

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Stop Touching Your Face!

It’s a quirk of human nature that we touch our eyes, noses and mouths all day long. It’s also a major way we pick up infections like coronavirus.

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