Drinking too much? Head to the gym: Exercise can repair damage to the brain caused by alcohol


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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.

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


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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.

Heading a football "can cause brain damage"


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Heading a football 'can cause brain damage and affect thinking' Heading a football is classed as a 'minor sub-concussive blow' and can cause brain damageYoung people who play the game are less able to perform some tasks requiring basic thinking skills By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 22:27 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:27 GMT, 27 February 2013 It is well known that playing the beautiful game can increase fitness.

Speaking two languages from childhood keeps brain in good shape as we age


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Trs bien! Speaking two languages from childhood keeps brain in good shape as we age Pensioners who spoke two languages from childhood were far quicker at switching between mental tasksBilinguals also expended less mental energy, suggesting they were using their brains more efficiently By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:57 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:23 GMT, 9 January 2013 Hours spent in language classes struggling with masculine and feminine nouns and upside down punctuation may all be worth it, say scientists.

Regulator moves financial experts into NHS trust where "up to 1,200 more patients died than expected"


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Regulator intervenes in last-ditch bid to turn around scandal-hit NHS trust where 'up to 1,200 patients more than expected died' in three years The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is at the centre of an 11million inquiryFinancial overhaul has been demanded by independent regulator Monitor Fears it could become the second NHS trust to be put into special administrationSouth London Healthcare Trust was put under the charge of a special administrator in June | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 11 September 2012 A scandal-hit NHS hospital trust that 'routinely neglected patients' has been ordered to overhaul its back-office functions in a bid to turn around its appalling record.

Rick van Beek: Devoted dad runs triathlon carrying his teenager daughter who has cerebral palsy


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“She is my heart and I am her legs”: Devoted dad runs triathlon carrying his teenager daughter with cerebral palsy because she loves being outdoors . A devoted father has completed a triathlon carrying his 13-year-old cerebral palsy-afflicted daughter across land and through water so that she could complete the gruelling event.

Self-portraits while in labour, dead bodies and middle-aged men wearing lycra: The photos that should NEVER have been uploaded on the internet


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Self-portraits while in labour, dead bodies and middle-aged men wearing lycra: The inappropriate photos that should NEVER have been uploaded on the internet

Little boy"s brain tumour discovered after routine eye check-up


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Little boy's life-threatening brain tumour discovered after routine eye check-upMedics detect large mass at the back of Joel Sheldon's headSeven-year-old rushed in for emergency surgery and now fully recovered By Sadie Whitelocks PUBLISHED: 13:13 GMT, 6 April 2012 | UPDATED: 13:16 GMT, 6 April 2012 A mother has revealed how her son's life-threatening brain tumour was spotted thanks to a routine eye-check up.

Helius intelligent medicine: High Street pharmacy offers pills with edible microchips to help doctors monitor patients" health


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Medicine of the future arrives on High Street as pharmacy offers pills with edible microchips to help doctors monitor patients' health An edible microchip will be included with each group of a patient's pills A patch on the skin will pick up a signal once it's swallowed and relay this to a smart phone The system will be offered to patients taking medication for heart conditions and diabetes 'Intelligent' pills that will help patients and their doctors to keep track of their medication regimes, are to go on sale in the UK. Lloyds Pharmacy has signed a deal with the U.S company Proteus Biomedical to sell medication tagged with edible sensors that are the size of a grain of sand.