Having sex can make you BRAINIER – especially in the first flushes of love

Having sex can make you BRAINIER – especially in the first flushes of love People in new relationships had more nerve growth, which boosts alertnessSex may also encourage growth of brain cells in part of brain responsible for memory and learning And protect against mental decline by bringing more nutrients to the brain By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:18 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 5 March 2013 Sex could make you brainier: Researchers have found that couples in new relationships had accelerated nerve growth in the areas responsible for alertness Having sex on a regular basis could boost your brain power, new research suggests.

Don"t sniffle and drive: Driving with a cold can be as dangerous as drunk-driving

Don't sniffle and drive: Driving with a cold can be as dangerous as drunk-drivingGetting behind the wheel with a cold as bad as DUI Drivers with a heavy cold had slower reaction times than those who had up to four pints of beer By Roger Dobson PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 23 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:23 GMT, 23 February 2013 Driving with a heavy cold could be as dangerous as getting behind the wheel when you’re drunk.

Why drinking three cups of tea a day can keep you mentally alert in old age

Drinking three cups of tea a day can keep you mentally alert in old age Analysis of six different studies found drinking tea helped the brain to stay sharper Scientists believe some compounds such as theanine could protect against Alzheimer's By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:26 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 12 February 2013 Brain boost: evidence linking a cuppa with a reduction in cognitive decline It's the national drink that millions of us turn to when we need a pick-me-up.

Sleeping for an extra hour a night "helps beat pain"

Sleeping for an extra hour a night 'helps beat pain'Sleeping ten hours instead of eight is more effective than codeine medicine | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 1 December 2012 Sleeping for an hour or more extra a night can dramatically improve an individual’s alertness and reduce their sensitivity to pain, say scientists.