Neurology

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 08.09.2014 | 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.

Are We On The Brink Of A ‘Neurology Timebomb’?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A warning by the NHS has been issued claiming that the UK is in the midst of a ‘neurology timebomb’ – as the number of people diagnosed with Par...

Michael Rundle

Interview: Rebecca Adlington On What Makes A Champion

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.10.2011 | UK

If you learned that double-Olympic and World Champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington, 22, had two older sisters who liked to swim, you might think you'd cr...