ADHD and learning disabilities: Are high-fat diets to blame?

Are high-fat diets to blame for ADHD and learning disabilities Effect is so profound that eating lots of fatty food for even a WEEK can cause behavioural changes Thought that too much fat may alter how the body metabolises dopamine, a chemical responsible for mood By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:52 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:15 GMT, 26 February 2013 A high-fat diet may be linked to the hyperactivity disorder ADHD and learning disabilities, new research suggests.

Girl, 5, given all clear for brain tumour after family funded U.S treatment denied by NHS, dies after cancer returns

Girl, 5, given all clear for brain tumour after family funded U.S treatment denied by NHS, dies after cancer returns Ruby was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009 and needed specialist radiation treatmentNHS refused to put her on project to send children to U.S for the treatment saying her survival chances were too lowParents raised 170,000 and she was given all clear in 2010 after treatmentCancer returned in 2011 and sadly further treatment could not eradicate the disease By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:43 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:44 GMT, 8 January 2013 A brave five-year-old girl who was given the all clear for a brain tumour after the NHS 'abandoned' her has died just months after the cancer returned.

The reason we blink? Most of the time it"s so our brains can switch off

The reason we blink Most of the time it's so our brains can switch off When we blink, our brains goes into idle mode where thoughts wander freely, say Japanese researchers These mental breaks can last anywhere from a split second to a few seconds before attention is fully restored Most of us take between 15 and 20 such moments of downtime per MINUTE By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 19:00 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:01 GMT, 2 January 2013 We spend around 10 per cent of our waking hours with our eyes shut.

Jogging outside could make you stupid – and more likely to suffer mental health problems

Jogging outside could make you stupid – and more likely to suffer mental health problems Exercising in busy, traffic-filled areas could actually cause mental declineCity joggers' brains less able to store new knowledgeAnd have higher levels inflammation, linked to mental decline | UPDATED: 10:38 GMT, 11 December 2012 People who exercise in urban areas have higher levels of mental decline and inflammation in the brain It has long been hailed as beneficial to both body and mind – and if nothing else, a form of stress release after a hard day at the office.

The Curious Case of the Clark brothers: The grown men turning back to children before their mother"s eyes

The Curious Case of the Clark brothers: The grown men turning back to children before their mother's eyesBrothers Michael, 42, and Matthew Clark, 39, from Hull, have been diagnosed with leukodystrophyThe condition has turned them into young boys, trapped in adult bodies | UPDATED: 13:29 GMT, 26 November 2012 Like Christine and Anthony Clark, dealing with children's petty squabbles, tantrums and bad sleeping patterns is a daily battle familiar to most young parents.

Exercising at home is a 2bn accident waiting to happen: Insurers warn Britons to not get carried away in post-Olympics boom

Exercising at home is a 2bn accident waiting to happen: Insurers warn Britons to not get carried away in post-Olympics boom | UPDATED: 00:30 GMT, 14 September 2012 Keep-fit fanatics who work out at home caused damage to the tune of 2.1billion to their property and themselves last year.

How having an operation can send you delirious: Terrifying post-surgery hallucinations strike up to half of the over-65s

How having an operation can send you delirious: Terrifying post-surgery hallucinations strike up to half of the over-65s | UPDATED: 23:46 GMT, 10 September 2012 When Gordon Sturmey came around after surgery, he was convinced people were trying to kill him.

Fishing for blood clots: The net that dramatically reduces stroke deaths

Fishing for blood clots: Tiny metal net dramatically reduces stroke deaths Tiny wire net expands inside blood vessel 'catching' the clotResearchers say it can effectively reverse a stroke while it is happening | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 27 August 2012 Doctors could soon be using small nets to retrieve blood clots from the brains of stroke patients, according to researchers.

Looking after your teeth and gums could lower risk of dementia

Women who look after their teeth and gums 'have lower risk of dementia' Women who brushed their teeth less than once a day had a 65% greater chance of developing dementia than those who cleaned at least once a day Inflammation triggered by gum disease has already been implicated in heart disease and diabetes | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 21 August 2012 Floss: The link between poor oral health and dementia was far more pronounced in women than in men People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a U.S.

Elite group of "super pensioners" who have the brains of those half their age may hold the key to fighting Alzheimer"s

Secrets of the' supergrans': Elite group who have the brains of those half their age may hold the key to fighting Alzheimer's Researchers want to know how they are so mentally fit By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 03:35 GMT, 17 August 2012 | UPDATED: 07:43 GMT, 17 August 2012 'Special': Scientists have identified an elite group of 'super pensioners' with pin-sharp memories and the brains of those half their age who could help in fight against dementia (file picture) Becoming a little forgetful is considered a normal part of growing older – at least for most people.