‘This is really scary’: Kids struggle with long Covid

Lingering physical, mental and neurological symptoms are affecting children as well as adults, including many who had mild reactions to the initial coronavirus infection.
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Air pollution takes a toll on the brain

Even short-term exposure to polluted air may impair mental ability in the elderly. Aspirin and other NSAIDs showed some protective effects.
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Some children with COVID-related syndrome develop neurological symptoms

New research found that half of young patients with the inflammatory condition, MIS-C, in a London hospital experienced confusion, hallucinations and other issues, in addition to physical symptoms.
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They had mild COVID. Then their serious symptoms kicked in

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Small number of COVID patients develop severe psychotic symptoms

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How the coronavirus attacks the brain

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Eating fish may protect the brain from pollutants

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Melinda Wenner Moyer: Can COVID damage the brain?

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Dirty air and the human brain: does pollution poison the mind?

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Nano-particles in air pollution linked to brain cancer risk

In a new study, researchers report that a one-year increase in pollution exposure of 10,000 nano-particles per cubic centimeter raised the risk of brain cancer by more than 10 percent.
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Pollution could be damaging your brain, research suggests

A new study in the journal Environmental Research shows children who were exposed to higher levels of traffic-related air pollution were more anxious.

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