Brain Health

Brain Fog - Proof in the Pudding

Sonja Lewis | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

It had never occurred to me that I could affect my brain through food or drink until I suffered really serious brain fog, a term that has been used rather loosely to define that muddled feeling, which causes us to act out of character, sometimes rather zanily, forgetting little things (the keys) and sometimes big things (where the car is parked).

How Eating Curry Could Improve Your Brain Health

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's good news for curry fans - your favourite meal could also be beneficial to your health. An ingredient in the yellow curry spice turmeric m...

This Will Make You Put Your Smartphone Down

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If, like most modern ladies and gentlemen, you are constantly switching from Whatsapp to Facebook, Instagram to Twitter, Angry Birds to Candy Crush, y...

What Social Media Does To Your Brain (Warning: It's Not Pretty)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought the only danger of social media was stalking your ex or obsessing over a colleagues' covetable wardrobe, think again. It turns out that...

How Gold Could Save Your Life

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Your favourite piece of jewellery may be made out of gold, but did you know the material could also be used to save your life? Tiny particles of go...

How A Small Bump On The Head May Cause Brain Damage

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone accident-prone might want to take more care than usual - experts have discovered that sustaining a mild injury could lead to brain damage. ...

Why Puzzles Do More For Your Brain Than Just Passing Time

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Playing a game or completing in a puzzle is a great way to pass a rainy day or a long flight - but did you know the leisurely pastime could also benef...

How To Tell If You're At Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting almost 500,000 people in the UK. The first, and perhaps most well known sign of ...

10 Reasons Not To Trust Your Memory

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever been in the middle of telling a story to a group of friends when you think: 'wait, did I dream this?'. That's because your mind is a sneaky li...

Think You Use Only 10% Of Your Brain? You're Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The brain is a magical organ. But it turns out that the average Joe (or Josephine) knows pretty much nothing about it. Or, at least, much of what we t...

Why Doctors Are Telling You To Stop Headbanging

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Heavy metal fans might want to consider updating their trademark move - headbanging could really put their health at risk. Doctors who treated a M...

Here's A Good Health Reason Not To Be Grumpy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As well as bringing the mood down, being overly cynical may have another more serious affect on your health. A study suggests that being too cyni...

Scientists Develop 'Off Switch' For The Brain

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed an off switch for the brain. About ten years ago researchers studying how the brain functions introduced a technique know...

Lack Of Emotion And Interest In Older People Could Be A Sign Of Brain Shrinkage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Older people who show signs of apathy - a lack of emotion, interest or energy - are more likely to have smaller brain volumes than those who aren't ap...

Migraines 'Increase Risk Of Permanent Brain Damage'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Migraines can have a 'devastating side effect' on the brain, a recent study has revealed. Many people suffer from migraines and while they are debi...

Dementia Breakthrough: Scientists Find Key To Early Diagnosis

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists believe they have found a key which could help lead to an earlier diagnosis of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. ...

The Forgotten Organ

Dr Sabine Donnai | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sabine Donnai

In the main, the world of healthcare seems to be most concerned with high profile areas such as a healthy heart, avoiding obesity and diabetes, as well as helping to prevent cancer. This does not even take into account the rapid growth of cosmetic medicine, feeding our ever expanding need to look good and desire to try and put off the concerning effects of aging.

Weekly Wellbeing: Foods That Make You Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing like some good old comfort food to boost your mood when you're feeling down. Homemade shepherd's pie or bangers and mash can provide a...

Electrodes Could 'Help Parkinson's Disease', Study Finds

PA | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A treatment that involves inserting electrodes into the brain can improve Parkinson's symptoms even at early stages of the disease, research has shown...

Brain Food: 7 Foods To Help Ageing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Health and fitness advice tends to focus heavily on how we treat our bodies from the neck downwards. But this approach can mean there's a danger of fo...

Keeping Your Brain Healthy With Omega 3

Martin Sadofski | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Sadofski

As Woody Allen once said "The brain is my second favourite organ." Already hailed for promoting healthy hearts, it seems that taking a daily Omega 3 capsule also has beneficial effects in the brain.

Does Sugar Make You Stupid?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you can’t get through the day without a can of fizz, two sugars in your tea or a junk food binge, you are not only ruining your waistline - you c...

Campaigner Sara Payne Rushed To Hospital After 'Collapsing In Agony'

PA | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne has been rushed to hospital almost two years after surviving a life-threatening stroke, friends say. ...