Could a cold sore increase the risk of memory problems?

A study published in the March 26, 2013, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, reports that the virus that causes cold sores, along with other viral or bacterial infections, may be associated with cognitive problems.

Mar 27th, 2013

A study published in the March 26, 2013, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, reports that the virus that causes cold sores, along with other viral or bacterial infections, may be associated with cognitive problems.

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The study revealed that people who had higher levels of infection in the blood through exposure to various pathogens (such as herpes simplex type 1 virus) were more likely to have cognitive issues than people with lower levels of exposure. Read more about the study from the article in ScienceDaily.

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