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Precise brain stimulation boosts memory

Using electricity to precisely stimulate the brain can boost people’s working memory, a study suggests. The team at Boston University, in the US, gave people in their sixties and seventies the working memory of someone in their twenties. The effect lasted at least 50 minutes after the stimulation stopped. But larger studies are now needed… Read More »

Mushrooms Help Protect Your Brain

We all worry at least occasionally about what the future will bring. As we get older, one of the scariest threats is the possibility of developing dementia and losing many of our precious memories. While there is no surefire way to guarantee that we won’t experience cognitive decline in our later years, there are steps… Read More »

Olympian Sally Gunnell reveals secret fear her son's headaches were actually brain tumour

Sally Gunnell has always had a ­talent for clearing hurdles. Her mother’s mental breakdown gave her the determination to become an Olympian, and she beat back pain to win gold in the 400m hurdles at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. “I have learnt to look at things in a positive way,” says Sally. “My mum… Read More »