Being stressed CAN be good for you – it boosts memory Chronic stress has been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and compromise the immune systemBut short-lived stress primes the brain for improved performance – most notably boosting memoryResearchers say it encourages stem cells in the brain to turn into new nerve cells that boost mental agility By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:24 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:43 GMT, 17 April 2013 Overworked and stressed out Look on the bright side – some stress is good for you.
Forget fry-ups for a hangover: NOODLE SOUP is the best cure for the morning after the night beforeTraditionally a greasy breakfast and a sugary drink were thought to banish post-booze headacheBut a simple Asian broth is in fact a much better option, according to experts By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 18:13 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:33 GMT, 9 April 2013 On that painful morning after the night before, there is often nothing more tempting than a bacon sandwich.
Get stressed in traffic jams Be warned – it could be as bad for your health as eating junk food Getting stressed by everyday irritations can cause mental health problems a decade later Researchers warn that the cumulative effect of getting annoyed at small things every day is damaging By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 3 April 2013 Getting irritated about the small things in life is just as bad for your health as eating a poor diet or failing to exercise, a new study suggests.
New drug that may help reverse autism is to be tested on children for the first time after successful clinical trials on mice Drug called suramin is already used to treat sleeping sickness in AfricaScientists in the U.S.
Drinking three cups of tea a day can keep you mentally alert in old age Analysis of six different studies found drinking tea helped the brain to stay sharper Scientists believe some compounds such as theanine could protect against Alzheimer's By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:26 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 12 February 2013 Brain boost: evidence linking a cuppa with a reduction in cognitive decline It's the national drink that millions of us turn to when we need a pick-me-up.
Lack of deep sleep in old age 'can contribute significantly to memory loss'People in their 70s did worse in a memory test than those in their 20s, even though they had same hours of restMonitoring showed quality of sleep enjoyed by older people up to 75 per cent worseResearchers suggest by stimulating deeper sleep, it may be possible to boost memory maintenance in the elderly By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 20:44 GMT, 27 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:44 GMT, 27 January 2013 A lack of deep restorative sleep in older people significantly contributes to memory loss, a new study has found.
Why a good night's sleep could save your marriage – by making you less selfish Sleep deprivation makes couples more likely to take each other for granted But those who slept well worked better together in tasks and encouraged each otherInsomniacs are known to suffer more relationship woes By Sophie Borland Health Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:09 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 21 January 2013 If you were thinking of turning-in a little earlier tonight, here’s an incentive.
Yet another good reason to avoid annoying people – they slow down your brain | UPDATED: 16:44 GMT, 10 October 2012 Brain drain: being in the company of unpleasant people slows the rate at which the mind processes movement It’s irritating enough being around someone you don’t like.
Sunbeds 'raise risk of ALL skin cancers' especially among those who use device before age 25 | UPDATED: 06:41 GMT, 3 October 2012 Sunbeds raise the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers, particularly when people start using them before the age of 25, warn researchers.
Woman undergoes 'fecal matter transplant' to cure bacterial infectionKaitlin Hunter survived a car accident, only then to battle a bacterial infectionShe lost 40 pounds, as nine rounds of antibiotics failed to cure her Doctors carried out a fecal matter transplant to recolonize her colon with healthy bacteriaThe operation was a success and she is healthy once again | UPDATED: 06:17 GMT, 27 September 2012 A woman who survived a near-fatal car accident only to suffer a devastating bacterial infection in her colon has been cured after undergoing an unusual treatment known as a 'fecal matter transplant.' Kaitlin Hunter's life threatening infection was cured after fecal matter from her mother, including healthy bacteria, was transplanted into her colon.