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Facebook-backed research sees progress linking minds, machines

'Not long ago, it sounded like science fiction. Now, it feels within plausible reach,' Facebook says in a statement.

Playing team sports could boost brain size and reduce depression in...

Research shows playing sport is associated with a larger hippocampal volume in both girls and boys, and also fewer symptoms of depression in boys.

The brain stays attentive to its environment while we’re sleeping

A study has revealed the brain has the ability to process and filter sounds while we are sleeping.

Excess weight around the middle linked to smaller brain size

Study participants with a high BMI had a slightly lower grey matter volume than those with a healthy BMI.

How to do CPR during emergencies

CPR helps maintain a continuous flow of oxygenated blood to the brain, failing which the brain will die.

Parkinson’s disease may start in appendix

Researchers found that those who had their appendix removed in early adulthood generally saw their risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disorder cut by 19%.

Quarrelling with ex-PM kept my brain active, Dr M quips

He says for those who do not actively use their muscles or brain power, it will hasten the ageing process.

International Coffee Day 2018: how your daily caffeine fix might also...

Here are some recent findings suggesting that coffee may also bring a variety of health benefits.

Being kind really does give us a warm glow inside finds...

New UK research has found that the warm glow we feel after helping others is real, with brain scans showing that the reward centre in the brain is activated after an act of kindness.

Mahathir: Study practices of other countries in caring for ageing

Prime minister advises parents to keep busy and active as Asian tradition of children supporting them in their golden years seems to be fading.

Dr M: I’d like to follow China which shoots the corrupt...

The prime minister reminds civil servants of the ills of corruption and tells them to use their brains to overcome their emotions so that they are not corrupt and their performance improves.

Maintaining healthy vision may help keep brain in shape

However, the question of whether vision influences cognition, or vice versa, has not been clear.

Folic acid linked to healthy brain development through childhood

Folic acid fortification was associated with slower thinning of the brain cortex, and this in turn was associated with lower odds of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.

Walking ability before heart surgery tied to brain function afterward

Physical frailty and cognitive decline before surgery have long been linked to worse outcomes afterward.

Medical ‘facts’ granny told you that were lies

Sometimes the 'lies' your elders told you were borne out of good intentions but rarely carried an ounce of truth.

Sweet tooth? Brain-tinkering study makes sugar taste vile

By modifying the amygdala, taste preferences can theoretically be changed.

Mild brain injuries tied to increased dementia risk

People who have suffered brain injuries are more than twice as likely to develop dementia as people who have not.

Ferguson recovering in hospital following brain surgery

Alex Ferguson, the most successful manager in Manchester United's history, underwent emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage, the club said.

STUDY: Head injury boosts dementia risk

Suffering a traumatic brain injury from a blow to the head boosted dementia risk by 24% in a Danish study group of nearly three million people.

New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

A study has shown that people as old as 79 may still generate new brain cells.

Brainpower: 4 foods to keep you staying sharp as a whip

While a healthy diet keeps us physically fit, we must also eat right to maintain the efficiency of our brain function.

Is dim light affecting our cognition?

Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms could actually be changing the structure of our brain according to new research.

Craving carbs? Blame your brain, Japan study finds

A study has shown that activating certain neurons drives one's appetite for carbohydrates.

Does playing action video games change your brain?

New research has found that playing action video games could help boost certain cognitive abilities.