Could Tetris spell the end of the eye patch? Scientists use computer game to treat lazy eye

Could Tetris spell the end of the eye patch Scientists use computer game to treat lazy eye Tetris can be used to train both eyes to work togetherCurrently people with lazy eye wear eye patch to force the weaker eye to work but its not effective in adultsTetris technique resulted in 'dramatic' improvement By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 08:02 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:02 GMT, 25 April 2013 Tetris could spell the end of the eye patch for people with lazy eye The computer game Tetris could spell the end of the eye patch for people with lazy eye.

Space travel under threat as scientists find cosmic radiation could cause Alzheimer"s in astronauts

Space travel under threat as scientists find cosmic radiation could cause Alzheimer's in astronauts Once astronauts leave orbit they are exposed to constant shower of various radioactive particlesTests in mice showed those exposed to cosmic radiation displayed cognitive problems earlier in life | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 1 January 2013 The race for space tourism may be hotting up, but the practicalities of intergalactic travel have hit a new obstacle.

Build up of "tangles" in the brain increases risk of dementia more than having the Alzheimer"s gene

Build-up of 'tangles' in the brain increases risk of dementia more than having the Alzheimer's gene Those with greatest number of 'plaques' or 'tangles' saw memory decrease by a fifth over 18 monthsPlaques can appear years before obvious symptoms such as forgetfulness | UPDATED: 19:19 GMT, 15 October 2012 A build up of plaque in the brain may be more harmful than having the Alzheimer’s gene, a study has found.

Cannabis users experience withdrawal symptoms as acute as tobacco smokers when they quit

Cannabis users can suffer same acute withdrawal symptoms as tobacco smokers when they quit Cannabis users were asked to stop taking the drug for two weeksThey experienced symptoms including insomnia, mood swings and loss of appetite | UPDATED: 13:11 GMT, 27 September 2012 People who try to quit smoking pot can experience withdrawal symptoms that affect their daily lives, according to an Australian study.

"Chemo brain" DOES exist, finds study of breast cancer patients

'Chemo brain' DOES exist, finds study of breast cancer patients Chemo brain refers to mental fogginess experienced by many cancer patients during and after chemotherapyReview found patients performed worse on verbal and visual tests if they had the drug treatment | UPDATED: 15:22 GMT, 5 September 2012 Cancer patients have long joked and complained about the mental fogginess that can descend during and after treatment.

Could chocolate stave off dementia? Daily dose could help keep condition at bay

Could chocolate stave off dementia Daily dose could help keep condition at bayIn tests consuming cocoa every day helped improve mild cognitive impairment in the elderly Chocolate contains flavanols – chemicals associated with a decreased dementia risk | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 13 August 2012 A daily dose of chocolate could help keep dementia and Alzheimer's at bay, a study suggests.

People in their 60s are hit hardest by Alzheimer"s as it progresses more quickly

Alzheimer's hits harder earlier in life as people in their 60s decline more quickly than older patients May be that patients diagnosed after 80 have some kind of 'resistance' to condition | UPDATED: 12:12 GMT, 3 August 2012 People who develop Alzheimer's symptoms in their 60s and 70s, are more likely to decline quickly compared to those diagnosed in very old age, researchers say.

Change in walking pace in the elderly "could be a sign they are in early stages of dementia"

Change in walking pace in the elderly 'could be a sign they are in early stages of dementia' | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 11 June 2012 Older people whose walking pace suddenly starts to slow may be suffering from the early stages of dementia, according to a new study.

Baby suffered severe brain damage after junior doctor failed to diagnose meningitis

Baby left with severe brain damage after junior doctor mistook meningitis for tonsillitis will receive seven-figure sum Health board concedes senior doctor that junior medic said he had asked for a second opinion could not remember being consulted | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 26 April 2012 A judge has awarded a seven-figure sum to a child who suffered severe brain damage as a baby after a junior doctor failed to diagnose meningitis.