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.

Women¿s hearts ¿get twice the benefit from fish oil than mens¿

Women's hearts 'get twice the benefit from fish oil than men's Oils found in salmon, mackerel and tuna improve chances of surviving a repeat heart attackIn tests, women had double the benefit compared with menAt least 39,000 women suffer heart attacks every year | UPDATED: 11:23 GMT, 12 October 2012 Eating oily fish may boost women’s heart health more than men’s, claim researchers.

Too fat for slimming class… woman who was turned away from NHS programme because

The woman who was too fat for slimming class: Grandmother's anger as NHS tells her she need to lose weight to join diet scheme Belinda Clayton applied to weight-loss scheme through her GP but was told she was too heavy to take partLocal PCT said initiative was a pilot scheme and they had restricted entry to those with a BMI of 30 to 35 – Mrs Clayton's measurement was 35.07Mrs Clayton described the decision to exclude her as 'bonkers'She will now pay for Slimming World sessions instead | UPDATED: 15:18 GMT, 1 October 2012 Determined: Belinda Clayton from Binchester, wanted to join the 'weigh-less scheme' after it was recommended by a friend A grandmother-of-two has spoken of her outrage after she was turned down by an NHS weight loss programme because she was ‘too fat’.

Scientists fear for cod stocks as study reveals there are 100 adult fish in the North Sea

Scientists fear for cod stocks as study reveals there are just 100 adult fish in the North Sea Cod can live for 25 years and become more fertile with ageScientists want quotas slashed so fish numbers can be restored . There are fewer than 100 adult cod in the North Sea because of decades of overfishing, it was revealed today.

Who"s for fish fingers with honey and sprouts six times a day? Chef Shirley"s story reveals it"s not just doctors and nurses who help…

Who's for fish fingers with honey and sprouts six times a day Chef Shirley's story reveals it's not just doctors and nurses who help save lives on child cancer wards | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 17 September 2012 Unsung heroine: Shirley has become incredibly close to many of the children she cooks for Last week, the Mail launched its sixth Inspirational Women of the Year Awards, in association with Sanctuary Spa and the charity Wellbeing of Women.

Fish oils could help struggling children with reading skills

Taking Omega-3 every day could help children who have poor reading skills Children whose reading skills were in the worst performing 20 per cent improved their reading age by three weeks Parents said their children had fewer behavioural problems when taking fish oil | UPDATED: 09:05 GMT, 7 September 2012 Children with poor reading skills could have their performance boosted by taking daily supplements of fatty acids found in seafood and some algae, according to new research.

Are you hooked on fish oil yet? The natural wonder drug that is proven to treat a range of conditions

Are you hooked on fish oil yet The natural wonder drug proven to treat a range of conditions | UPDATED: 21:03 GMT, 28 July 2012 The experts reveal everything you need to know about the supplement that can fight heart disease, ease arthritis – and even stave off blindness.