Being stressed CAN be good for you – it boosts memory Chronic stress has been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and compromise the immune systemBut short-lived stress primes the brain for improved performance – most notably boosting memoryResearchers say it encourages stem cells in the brain to turn into new nerve cells that boost mental agility By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:24 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:43 GMT, 17 April 2013 Overworked and stressed out Look on the bright side – some stress is good for you.
Drinking too much Head to the gym: Exercise can repair damage to the brain caused by alcohol Aerobic exercise such as jogging may alleviate some of the white-matter damage caused by heavy drinkingExercise can slow cognitive decline related with age By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:04 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:04 GMT, 16 April 2013 Working out can help former heavy drinkers limit the damage alcohol has done to their brain.
Free to explore, the little girl with chronic lung disease whose life-saving oxygen supply is fitted to her Trunki toy suitcase Eight-year-old Jessica needs oxygen from a tank to avoid brain damageSuffers from conditions such as cerebral palsy and chronic lung diseaseCurrent mobile oxygen supplies were too big, so her mum had to carry themHas now had her Trunki – a toy suitcase – modified to carry the cylinder By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:17 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:54 GMT, 16 April 2013 Eight-year-old Jessica, with foster mother Carolyn, has become the first person to have her life-saving oxygen supply transported in her toy luggage An eight-year-old girl has become the first person to be given a life-saving oxygen supply in her toy luggage.
Night-time trips to the loo cut our productivity: Workers who get up carry out a quarter less work Those with nocturia lose 24% productivity at workSufferers have to wake up once or more at night to urinate By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:11 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 18 March 2013 People who get up to go to the toilet in the middle of the night are less productive in work than those who sleep throughout, research suggests.
You won't bee-lieve it! Could manuka honey beat drug-resistant superbugs By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 01:53 GMT, 16 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:55 GMT, 17 March 2013 Strong stuff: Manuka honey could fight drug-resistant superbugs It is a natural medicine used for thousands of years to clean wounds and fight bacteria.
Cancer will no longer be 'a death sentence': DNA-based treatment to transform lives within 10 years, say scientists Scientists 'close to radical technique to develop personalised treatments'Want to sequence DNA of tumours in patients to deliver tailored treatmentCould help patients to carry on for a decade in relatively good healthHopes that cancer could become a chronic disease rather than a killer It would pave way for radical forms of diagnosis, surveillance and therapy By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 04:17 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 29 January 2013 Cancer will become a manageable condition rather than a death sentence within a decade, experts boldly predicted yesterday.
First test to detect Parkinson's disease spots tell-tale signs in saliva glands Doctors say tissue sample taken from the saliva glands could reveal abnormal protein, which is tell-tale sign But charity warns the study was small and too invasive to become a routine test By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 11 January 2013 Former boxer Muhammad Ali is one of world's best-known people to suffer from Parkinson's disease, for which is there is no diagnostic test Scientists have developed the first diagnostic test to detect Parkinson's disease.
'Wonder drug' statins have helped slash heart attack deaths by half, research says Between 2002 and 2010 the death rate in men fell dramatically from 78.7 per 100,000 to 39.2Death rate among women fell from 37.3 to 17.7 | UPDATED: 10:51 GMT, 27 December 2012 Statins, pictured, have played a big role in slashing the number of heart attack deaths Statins have played a significant role in slashing the number of deaths from heart attacks by half.
Cannabis makes pain more bearable instead of reducing it, say scientists Patients took a combination of a placebo or a cannabis pill and had a normal cream or a painful chilli cream applied to the skin They felt same intensity of pain from chilli cream when taking cannabis rather than placeboHowever, they did report that the pain bothered them less after taking the cannabis pill Scans revealed cannabis reduced brain activity in areas linked to emotional reactions | UPDATED: 14:22 GMT, 24 December 2012 Cannabis can make patients feel less bothered about pain, according to a study.
Could your genes be responsible for how intensely you feel painPeople who feel pain less intensely could have genes that work together to regulate painThose sensitive to pain are more likely to go on to develop chronic pain | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 20 December 2012 Sensitivity to pain is all in the genes, according to a new study.