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.

Elderly people with dementia "more likely to suffer falls" if they are given anti-depressants in care homes

Elderly people with dementia 'more likely to suffer falls' if they are given anti-depressants in care homesResidents taking SSRIs three times more likely to suffer an injury-causing fall Alternative psychiatric treatments to be investigated Elderly people with dementia are at greater risk of suffering a fall if they are given anti-depressants in care homes, say experts. It is known that the medication can cause a range of side effects including dizziness and blurred vision, but a move to newer drugs, known as known as selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), was hoped to reduce these symptoms

Regular glass of red wine can help women ward off breast cancer

A regular glass of red wine 'can help women ward off breast cancer' It may stain your teeth but red wine was found to reduce oestrogen levels, giving a protective effect against cancer Women who enjoy a regular glass of red wine could reduce their risk of breast cancer, according to a new medical study. The study, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles challenges the widely-held belief that all types of alcohol consumption heighten the risk of developing breast cancer