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Exercise gives you a bigger brain

Regular aerobic exercise increases the size of the left region of the hippocampus, an area of the brain critical for memory, a new analysis reveals.

14 November, 2017

MS link to vitamin D deficiency

A new large scale trial suggests that women who are deficient in vitamin D may have a significantly greater risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS).

29 September, 2017

Yoga keeps your brain going strong

Regular practice of yoga can improve the structure of areas of the brain associated with attention and memory, suggesting that yoga could help protect against cognitive decline in old age.

14 August, 2017

Get some brain support from cocoa and chocolate

Ageing has some benefits! The older you get the more of a brain and memory boost you get from a regular daily intake of flavonol-rich dark chocolate.

5 July, 2017

Want to be smarter? Put your phone away

New research has shown that just having a mobile phone in the same room as you is an unconscious distraction that can interfere with your ability to think and retain data.

27 June, 2017

African plant extract shows promise as Alzheimer’s treatment

A plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, according to UK researchers

22 June, 2017

UK students turning to rosemary to boost exam results

Exposure to the aroma of rosemary essential oil can significantly enhance working memory in children, according to a new study – and sales are soaring as exam time looms.

23 May, 2017

How walking benefits the brain

A new study has shown that walking has an ‘hydraulic effect’ on the body can help regulate blood flow to the brain aiding both health and a sense of well being.

16 May, 2017

Cocoa and coffee blend improves attention

Brewing up a blend of cocoa and coffee may help you concentrate better – an leave you less jittery – according to new research.

6 March, 2017

How we breathe affects how we process emotions

Inhale, exhale. Through the nose or through the mouth; how we breath has a direct effect on the way our brains process emotions, according to new research.

13 January, 2017