Children who get a good night"s sleep "have better memories"

Children who get a good night's sleep 'have better memories' The findings could explain why children who do not sleep well do not do as well at schoolResearchers found that children were more effective at converting 'implicit' knowledge into 'explicit' than adults after a good night's sleep By Alex Ward PUBLISHED: 18:33 GMT, 24 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:35 GMT, 25 February 2013 Sleep tight: Researchers found that children who slept well had a boosted memory which could explain why children who do not sleep well do not do as well in school Children who get a good night’s sleep have a boosted memory according to new research.

Expectant mothers more likely to suffer from depression if stressed while pregnant

Expectant mothers more likely to suffer from depression if stressed while pregnantOhio State University carried out the study on rat mothers Those stressed twice a day showed 'depressive-like symptoms' Mental perks associated with pregnancy were also 'negated' by chronic stress | UPDATED: 05:23 GMT, 15 October 2012 Chronic stress during pregnancy can cause depression, a new study has found.

Eat a banana and sit up straight – how the experts beat headaches

Eat a banana and sit up straight – how the experts beat headaches | UPDATED: 22:06 GMT, 24 September 2012 Taking pain-killers regularly can reduce their effectiveness Pounding headache The instinct is to pop a painkiller, particularly if you’re one of more than ten million people in Britain who have frequent headaches.

Fibre optic breakthrough could help doctors see inside hardest to reach parts of human body

Fibre optic breakthrough could help doctors see inside hardest to reach parts of human body Scientists have found a way of sending accurate images along a single strand of fibre optic cable By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 10:11 GMT, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 10:11 GMT, 30 August 2012 Scientists at the University of St Andrews have made a breakthrough which could allow doctors to see inside some of the hardest to reach parts of the human body with imaging devices no thicker than a human hair.

Computer game that teaches circus tricks could be fun, cheap way for stroke patients to regain independence

Computer game that teaches circus tricks could be fun, cheap way for stroke patients to regain independence | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 17 May 2012 Enlarge Danny Mann, from Dudley, Northumberland, tests Circus Challenge as an innovative way of overcoming a stroke A computer game based on circus tricks could prove a fun and inexpensive way for stroke patients to regain their independence, researchers believe.

Can fasting for two days each week stop dementia? It sounds far-fetched, but scientists think slashing calories may combat a host of illnesses

Can fasting for two days each week stop dementia It sounds far-fetched, but scientists think slashing calories may combat a host of illnesses Fasting was a common medical treatment in the past, but now there may be good reason for it to make a comeback One day in the not-so-distant future, you may find yourself receiving some unusual health advice from your GP: fast two days a week to prevent your brain shrinking with age.

Brain scans could diagnose dyslexia in children before they even learn to read and head off difficulties at school

Brain scans could diagnose dyslexic children before they even learn to read and head off difficulties at school Some children with dyslexia go undiagnosed for years, leading to prolonged learning difficulties and children who are angry and frustrated at school.