Brain Health

This Robot Can Perform 2 Hour Brain Surgery In Just 2.5 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a drill that is able to perform brain surgery in two and a half minutes, a procedure that otherwise takes humans two hours f...

Cannabis Is Able To Reverse Ageing In The Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech

With every passing year our brains tend to get a little less sharp, because like every other organ in the body, our brain ages over time. This decreas...

A Smarter Way To Feed Our Children?

Rick Miller | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Rick Miller

As dietitians we see many children who are seemingly 'overfed' yet simply 'malnourished'. Getting the balance of nutrients right for both ourselves and our children from their early years will avoid having to try and fix the problem later.

Scientists Can Tell When You're About To Have An 'Epiphany'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

There is nothing more satisfying than finally working out the answer to that problem you’ve been struggling with for weeks. But what would life be l...

This Simple Test Could Reveal Your Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease In Later Life

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Taking a simple test could be an indictor for how likely you are to develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future, a new study suggests. Researchers hav...

Scientists Have Found That Our Bodies Are Full Of 'Mini Brains'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech

According to science we should probably all be much smarter than we are, as neuroscientists have discovered that we all have thousands of ‘mini brai...

What You Need To Know About Frontotemporal Dementia After 40-Year-Old Brit Dies From Disease

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A 40-year-old teacher has become one of the youngest people to die from dementia, having been diagnosed with the disease just five years ago. Gareth W...

Scientists Can Now Remove Individual Fears From Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech

Can’t stand the sight of anything with eight legs? New technology could cure arachnophobes as scientists have worked out how to remove specific fear...

If You Suffer Regular Dizziness You Could Have An Increased Risk Of This Illness

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you suffer from dizziness or feel lightheaded when you stand up, it could mean you have an increased risk of being diagnosed with dementia. A 24-ye...

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...