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Eat your way to memory loss?

Trans fats - found in some biscuits, cakes and processed foods - could harm the memory, researchers have warned.

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sxc.hu

Second language ‘keeps brain sharp’

Forget brain training games or playing Sudoku, the best way to keep your brain sharp is to learn a new language.

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AFP

Why do we cry tears of joy?

A Yale psychologist who set out to explore the phrase 'tears of joy', says they help keep emotions under control.

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How drinking cocoa could fight dementia
July 16 2014 at 11:54

Tests show that a specific type of cocoa stops clumps of proteins from building up in the brain and damaging nerve cells.

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How being hostile could cause a stroke
July 15 2014 at 11:41

Feeling cynical and hostile toward others may double the risk of having a stroke in middle-aged and older adults.

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Can an all-nighter beat depression?
July 10 2014 at 14:54

Staying awake for more than 24 hours may be the fastest treatment for moderate to major depression.

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Active brain key to preventing dementia
July 9 2014 at 12:12

Having a demanding job can help stave off dementia later in life, a study has found.

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Feeling under the weather?
July 7 2014 at 14:47

For some winter marks the start of a relentless and recurrent cycle of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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Is your diet your religion?
June 27 2014 at 14:26

Roger Lewis looks at a new book which says weight-loss fads embody the core elements of a sacred sect.

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One man’s battle with extreme anxiety
June 27 2014 at 14:25

Atlantic editor Scott Stossel has blown his cover in a remarkable book about his life as a closeted anxiety-sufferer.

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Genetic links between schizophrenia, cannabis?
June 25 2014 at 11:59

Genes that increase the risk of schizophrenia may also increase the chances of cannabis use, researchers say.

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What makes a grown man bite another?
June 25 2014 at 09:16

Luis Suarez can learn to stop biting opponents but it will not be a quick or easy process, senior psychologists say.

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Why no funding for mental health?
June 24 2014 at 11:56

One in 10 South Africans have HIV or Aids, but one in three will suffer from mental illness.

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