Brain Health

Watching Films Actually Releases A Natural Painkiller In The Body

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Tech

They say whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and it seems that a good emotional breakdown does actually help us tackle pain. A new study h...

1 In 3 People Have An Envious Personality Type

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech

Ever felt like you could really do with a scientific reason to justify your tendencies to be a jealous green-eyed monster? Well, today’s your lucky ...

This Is What Counts If You Want To Be Really Good At Chess

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech

Just in case becoming a world chess champion was on your bucket list, let us give you a reality check. New research refutes the theory that chess exp...

Alzheimer’s Treatment Breakthrough As New Antibody Destroys Harmful Brain Proteins

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech

An “impressive” antibody has been developed that can almost completely remove the Alzheimer-causing-plaques in the human brain. Amyloid protein de...

Patient In A Coma Has His Brain 'Jump-Started' By An Ultrasound Device

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

A man has made “remarkable” progress waking up from a coma after scientists used ultrasound to jump-start his brain. The 25-year-old underwent the...

The Internet Is Actually Replacing Our Own Memory

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech

Having Wikipedia on hand to resolve that argument in the pub might be useful, but it’s actually changing the way our memory works. Researchers have...

Sugar Is Actively Controlling Your Brain More Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

German scientists have discovered that your brain is actively taking in sugar, rather than passively absorbing it, as previously thought. Prior to thi...

This Could Revolutionise How We Prevent And Treat Alzheimer's When People Are Young

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

A group of genes found in healthy brains could be used to pinpoint the origins of Alzheimer’s and administer preventative treatments before symptoms...

This Is Why You Become A Social Butterfly When You're Drunk

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered why you become an almighty extrovert when you’ve had a couple of drinks? According to Youtube channel SciShow, it’s because the toxi...

This Unprecedented Alzheimer's Drug Could Slow The Disease By 80 Per Cent

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Tech

Alzheimer’s research has had a breakthrough in possible treatment after new drug trials show positive results in slowing the disease. The clinical ...

How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Tech

How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using something like the IQ test. However a new MRI scanning techni...

Obesity Linked To 'Reduced Cognitive Performance And Self-Control', Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Obese people may be less intelligent than people who are a healthy weight, a controversial study has found. Researchers from the University of Manitob...

More Evidence That Men And Women's Brains Function Differently

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Tech

We’ve all heard that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but now a new study has shown that men and women could be more different than we pr...

Cinnamon Can Improve Poor Learning Ability, Scientists Claim

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Tech

You might want to consider adding cinnamon to your breakfast tomorrow, as a new study reveals the spice can actually help your ability to learn. The R...

Researcher Claims To Have Found A Sixth Sense In Humans

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Humans have a sixth sense that allows them to detect the earth’s magnetic field, according to a scientist. Joe Kirschvink, a researcher from the Cal...

Texting On Your Smartphone Is Changing The Way Your Brain Works

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have found that text messaging has changed the way our brains work and created a new rhythm for brain waves. The study, published by Doctor...

Scientists May Be Able To Restore Memories In Brains Damaged By Age

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Tech

New research suggests that scientists may be able to restore memories by inserting neutral stem cells into damaged brains. A team at Texas A&M Univers...

This Will Help People Recovering From Brain Injuries

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Tech

New smart technology has been developed to help over one million people living with brain injuries in the UK. A research team at Brain In Hand develop...

Eating Curry Could Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Eating a portion of curry once a week may reduce your risk of developing dementia, new research suggests. The study, conducted by scientists at Edith...

Louis Theroux's 'A Different Brain' Uncovers The Struggles Of Living With Brain Injury

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's estimated that one million people in the UK are living with the long-term effects of a brain injury. In his new documentary 'A Different Brain' w...

Why You Should Never Ignore Symptoms Of Concussion

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you've ever felt dizzy or nauseous after suffering a blow to the head, you may have been suffering from a concussion without even knowing it. To ma...

Smelling This Popular Herb Could Improve Memory

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If your memory is a little lax, you might want to start growing rosemary in your home. (Or at least invest in some diffuser oil.) Researchers at North...

Drinking Sugary Drinks In Early Life Could Be 'As Damaging As Stress or Abuse'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that glugging too much cola and munching sweets is bad for our health. But new research highlights the extent to which it may impact our b...

Why Exercising In Your Forties Could Prevent Memory Loss In Old Age

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Those who exercise in their forties could prevent brain shrinkage in later life, a new study suggests. A 20-year study found that those who lived r...

Why A Change In Sense Of Humour Could Signal Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A change in sense of humour has been linked to the development of dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers found that those who developed dement...