Forget popping pills – the best way to boost brainpower is to do a crossword and play sudoku

Forget popping pills – the best way to boost your brainpower is a crossword or sudokuSupplements such as fish oils and the herb gingko biloba do not prevent cognitive declineBut simple brain-training games might, say researchers who reviewed 40 years of research By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 11:53 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:09 GMT, 16 April 2013 Useless: New research says that taking pills for cognitive decline is a waste of time Supplements such as fish oils and the memory-boosting herb gingko biloba do not prevent cognitive decline, according to new research.

Fish oils could protect sunbathers from skin cancer

Popping a daily fish oil tablet could reduce the risk of SKIN CANCER Omega-3 fatty acids found to halve the negative effect sunlight can have on the immune systemBoost the body's ability to fight skin cancerBut the benefits only hold for less than 30 minutes of sun exposure at a time, warn the researchers By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:05 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 26 February 2013 Fish oil could protect sun-worshippers from skin cancer, new research suggests.

LipiFlow system: Goggles that soothe dry eyes in 12 minutes

The goggles that soothe dry eyes in 12 minutes By Carol Davis PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 22 January 2013 A new 12-minute treatment in the doctor’s office could help relieve the problem of chronically dry eyes.

What"s making you itch?: From penicillin to perfume or the menopause – the causes of that maddening tingle

What's making you itch: From penicillin to perfume or the menopause – the causes of that maddening tingle | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 3 September 2012 The sensation of itchy skin drives many of us potty every day.

Does sugar make you stupid? Study suggests it sabotages learning and memory

Does sugar make you stupid Study suggests it sabotages learning and memoryFructose is commonly added to processed foods such as soft drinksIt was found to hamper memory and slow brain activity | UPDATED: 09:34 GMT, 16 May 2012 Stay off the sweet stuff: Fizzy drinks contain high amounts of fructose which slows the brain Anyone with an important presentation coming up or an exam looming should stay off the fizzy drinks, say scientists.

Multiple sclerosis sufferers who take omega-3 fish oil supplements may be wasting their time

Multiple sclerosis sufferers who take omega-3 fish oil supplements may be wasting their time | UPDATED: 20:52 GMT, 16 April 2012 New research has suggested there is no benefit to multiple sclerosis sufferers who take omega-3 fish oil supplements to help prevent the disease causing further damage.

Chocolate, wine and TV sitcoms: New diet guide reveals the most unlikely weight-loss tips

Chocolate, wine and TV sitcoms: New diet guide reveals the most unlikely weight-loss tips | UPDATED: 23:02 GMT, 21 March 2012 Women's websites and fitness magazines constantly bombard readers with tips on how to lose weight and keep it off forever but often the advice is intimidating or repetitious.

Want to become a father? Put down that English breakfast: Study shows diets high in saturated fat damage sperm

Want to become a father Put down that English breakfast: Study shows diets high in saturated fat damage sperm | UPDATED: 08:50 GMT, 14 March 2012 If you are hoping to become a father, now is the time to turn down that full English breakfast.