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Teenager's Mountain Trek Ends In Shock Brain Tumour Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage boy with an undiagnosed brain tumour climbed the tallest mountain in North Africa just a day before he almost died from a massive brain blee...

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...

How Do We Feel?

Ruby Wax | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

We need language to be able to label feelings; to make sense of them. Without words, we'd be like an emotional washing machine on ultra-high with no 'off' switch. If you try to repress them, they will eventually erupt like Vesuvius when you least expect. Suddenly out of nowhere, one Christmas morning, you'll try to beat your mother-in-law over the head with a plunger and you'll never know why.

Understanding Why The Human Face Is The Way It Is

Adam Wilkins | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
Adam Wilkins

What is the face of an animal for? In biological terms, what is the "function" of the animal's face? The answer is not immediately obvious, as it is for other parts of the body, for example, the heart (pumping blood) or the lungs (breathing).

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...

How A Teaspoon Of Marmite A Day Could Work Wonders For Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Despite its divisive flavour, one daily teaspoon of Marmite could be seriously beneficial to brain health. That’s according to a new, albeit small, ...

How To Spot The Signs Of A Brain Tumour

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than 10,000 people are diagnosed with brain tumours in the UK every year. But while they claim the lives of more than 5,000 people annually, a di...

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...

A Paralysed Man Can Now Move His Arms Using Thought-Controlled Tech

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Tech

A man in America is the first quadriplegic in the world to have his arm and hand movements restored after receiving a groundbreaking brain implant. Bi...

Find Your People At A Frazzled Cafe

Ruby Wax | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

They open their mouths to laugh and then they'll open their hearts. This isn't a small circle of people suffering from mental illness doing group therapy, this is a theatre, sometimes up to a thousand seats. So after the interval I just sit on stage and, God bless them, their hands go up apprehensively at first, then after a while with more urgency, to talk about their lives.

Frazzled Cafes Launch Today

Ruby Wax | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

The idea is that "it's OK to not be OK," These meetings are not for people suffering mental illness at the time of the meeting - it's important that you know that we don't offer therapy. You may have suffered in the past or know someone who is suffering so we'll advise you where to go to get help.

Sleeping For Nine Hours Or More Could Be Early Warning Sign Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who regularly get nine hours sleep (or more) each night have an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. The findings, ...

The People I Meet

Ruby Wax | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

A few nights ago, in the second half when it was the audience's turn to speak, a man asked how mindfulness would work for someone with multiple personality disorder. I asked if he was kidding and he and his partner said he wasn't and that he had a disorder called D.I D.

Compassion (An Extraordinary Tale)

Ruby Wax | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I went to the gallery and met Tiffany; young, great looking and gushing with sweetness, saying that even though she paid £1,300 she doesn't mind, she wants me to take the computer because it would be bad karma if she didn't give back what was mine.

Five Best Parenting Books You've Never Heard Of

Michelle McHale | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McHale

Is your bedside table stacked with books or muslins and wet wipes!? We've kept it so simple that we only chose five top books, the first of which is, in itself, the only book you might ever need. The rest have terrific value and can be referred to time and again.

On Success! And Failure...

Ruby Wax | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

Hurrah!!! A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled became number one in the first week of its life in paperback. Thank you all... I'm celebrating now but ...

Frazzled?

Ruby Wax | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

If you think being present sounds fluffy ask yourself how much money you spend trying to get there? And if you can sit back and enjoy the ride rather than get to the finish line the fastest, that is my definition of happiness; the rarest commodity of them all.

Pssst - There's A New Book Coming

Ruby Wax | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I'm working on my next book. You say (and by you, I mean me) you'll never write another one, the next thing you know is that you're expecting. The fa...

Scientists Could Erase All Your Fears With An Injection Into The Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

Fear of a particular thing can cause anxiety, and is difficult to treat. Conventional treatments, the NHS says, often require cognitive behavioural th...

On Escaping

Ruby Wax | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

When I heard Trump won the election, I did the only sensible thing I could think of. I picked a destination as far away from anywhere as I could find, which happened to be a far away island in Indonesia called Raja Ampat West Papua.

Brain Surgery With Glow In The Dark Cancer Cells

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Sam Godfrey

Patients are given a special drink before their operation. This lemony-tasting drink contains a chemical called 5-ALA which is absorbed by cancer cells and then basically rearranged into a much larger molecule - one that looks a little bit crystal like.

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...

Frazzled Cafes - A Safe Place Where We Cut The Bullsh**t

Ruby Wax | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

Frazzled isn't an illness, it's the syndrome of not being able to stop those churning thoughts; that we're not doing enough, not good enough, that we're riding by the seat of our pants and we're going to get caught.

Acting After Illness #4 Hope

David King | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
David King

When my family first came looking for me in St Georges hospital, I can't imagine how they must of felt. Scared? Confused? Little did they know...

Mars-Bound Astronauts Face Chronic Dementia

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Tech

Astronauts travelling to Mars could develop chronic dementia following exposure to galactic cosmic rays, new research suggests. According to a new st...