Scientists Could 'Reverse Ageing' As They Finally Locate The Brain Cells Making Us Age

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have found brain cells thought to control ageing, and were successfully able to reverse the process of getting older when replacing these o...

Scientists Identify Visual Symptoms That Could Mark The Start Of Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers have found changes in the visual systems of Parkinson’s patients that could be used in future as important biomarkers for early detectio...

A Toddler Born Deaf Is Learning To Speak After Being Given 'Life Enhancing' Hearing Aids

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Parents

A two-year-old boy who was deaf when he was born, is now learning to speak after being given two “life enhancing” hearing aids at just six-weeks o...

10 Things You Should Do When A Loved One Is Diagnosed With Motor Neurone Disease

Susan Graham | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Graham

Jaspal lived with the disease for 10 years. I was one of her carers for this time and through my experience supporting Jaspal, I have compiled a list of 10 things you should do when a loved ones tells you they have been diagnosed with MND.

You've Got Competition Ariana, I'll Keep Trying!

Kate Allatt | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Allatt

We were invited to talk about the recovering brain to a sold out paying audience - that's a first for me! (Ok, so it was only £8 a ticket, but that was the closest I'd get to being like my new guilty pleasure, Ariana Grande!!)

Microsoft Built A Watch That Calmed This Woman's Parkinson's Tremors

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech

Microsoft have created a one-of-a-kind watch that is able to “hack the brain” in people with Parkinson’s disease and help calm tremors that prev...

Suffer From Vertigo? Virtual Reality Could Help Cure You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech

Contrary to popular belief, suffering from vertigo doesn’t just mean being afraid of heights. In fact vertigo is a far more complex symptom that can...

Dogs, Cats, And Descartes

Marti Leimbach | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marti Leimbach

During the recent COAPE presentation we saw a clip from Animal Odd Couples about a cat that adopts a clutch of newly hatched ducklings the very day sh...

Neurological Services in England Under the Spotlight

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK
Michelle Mitchell

Neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), are not a priority for the NHS, a committee of MPs has found. A report by the Public Accounts Committee - a group of cross party MPs who scrutinise the way public money is spent - found that neurological services in England are not consistently good enough.

Can't Help Won't - Pathological Demand Avoidance SyndromeΩ

Neil Ayres | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents
Neil Ayres

A complex syndrome on the autism spectrum is receiving increasing attention from researchers and educators - those with the condition and their families hope that front-line clinicians won't be far behind.

Science Just Unlocked The Key To Reading People's Minds

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists are now able to read people's minds using MRI images of the brain that show specific patterns of neural activity. In an experiment condu...

The Invisible Patients: Why Neurology Patients are Tumbling Through the Gaps

Sarah Mehta | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

Funding is a major issue. We know that specialist nurses save money - fewer patients turn up in the consultant's clinic, at A&E, or get admitted to hospital. Waiting times are reduced and preventable problems are addressed.

Migraine: A Burden on Patients, And a Strain on the NHS

Sarah Mehta | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

During my first attack my left side went numb and left me thinking I had had a stroke; with no headache I had no clue that the culprit was migraine. An out-of-hours GP sent me straight to accident and emergency.

Multiple System Atrophy: A Continued Battle With MSA

Simon Mack | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Mack

Whilst families can feel helpless in the battle against MSA (or any degenerative illness with no cure) Alfie and his family are proof to us all that the rays of hope and positivity can shine down through the clouds of even the darkest of storms.

What Is Epilepsy?

Christophe Bernard | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christophe Bernard

Epilepsy is the most frequent neurological disorder after migraine. It affects 1-2% of the world population. Thirty percent of patients with epilepsy are resistant to treatments. But what is a seizure? This question has been an enigma for patients, their relatives, researchers, and doctors for centuries.

Male Stiff Upper Lip - An Urban Myth New Study Suggests

Dr David Lewis | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr David Lewis

Is it still taboo for men to show and discuss their feelings? Should they be afraid to say how they feel and do they even want to? Can '21st Century Man' actually experience the same level of emotion as women?

More People Now Survive Brain Injury - But We Need the Long-Term View for Their Care

Johann van Zyl | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Johann van Zyl

Thankfully, steady and on-going medical advances means that the prognosis for people who suffer a serious brain injury - for example from a traffic or sports accident - is significantly better now than 20 years ago.

Suffering From Migraines? Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A migraine is not just a headache, which is what some people assume (and scoff at) when colleagues aren't able to come in to work because they are suf...

Can We Lean On "Sweet Love" to Beat Chronic Pain?

Tony Lobl | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

A rumour going around for, oh, several millennia, is that God's divine m.o. includes sending suffering to teach us to love Him. That view has always mystified me.

Scientists Hail Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Breakthroughs

PA | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

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. ...

Cold Sores Bad For Your Memory

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cold sores may increase the risk of impaired memory and thinking skills, research suggests. The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores was one...

Brain Vacations: Stress, Boredom and Travel

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ian Robertson

Curiosity exposes you to novelty, and curious people live longer and healthier lives, research shows. And one way of stimulating curiosity is to vacation with a purpose.

Einstein's Brain and the Question of Consciousness in Defying Depression

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

My friend remarked on how he'd had the top medical care and had taken almost 10,000 pills in the eight years between the doctor's diagnosis and its reversal. Yet that time was still filled with such mental and physical lows that he frequently felt suicidal.

Don't Call Me a Sufferer

Helena Jidborg Alexander | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Jidborg Alexander

I know some people with MS like to refer to themselves as MS sufferers, and that is their choice. But for us who ask not to be referred to as a sufferer, please don't call us that.

Should Anorexics be force fed?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

A dramatic rise in the use of compulsory admissions over the last two decades does not mean that psychiatric disorders have in their nature got worse, but that the prospects for those who have them seem more bleak. This is because a progressively starved, more disorganised NHS is less effectively caring.