Home > Mental health > Brain > News News All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Gamblers encouraged by 'feeling good' If you're feeling like things have been going your way lately, you may want to keep a tighter grip on your wallet, researchers say. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains Joost takes part in exclusive international drug trial Joost van der Westhuizen has shown promising response to medication that's exclusively been made available to celebs with MND or ALS. Is there any difference between male and female brains? A study using MRI scans of more than 1,400 brains indicates that human brains do not belong to one to two distinct categories, male and female. How the 'love hormone' affects your social interactions Oxytocin, known as the "love hormone", triggers a marijuana-like response in the brain and can improve feelings of motivation and happiness and boost social interactions. Real life story: living with the rare disease Dysautonomia Lee Wiltshire is one of very few people in South Africa who suffer from Dysautonomia, a debilitating and rare disease that affects the autonomic nervous system. This is her story. Why it's so difficult to remember exact colours Research indicates that human memory classifies all shades of a particular colour under one broad category and has difficulty recalling individual shades. SA Professor says we can blame the rise in autism on evolution Today marks World Autism Awareness Day and South African-born neuroscientist Henry Markram has formulated a revolutionary theory about the high increase in cases of autism, which he believes to be a condition linked to evolution. “ Latest comment on Health24 Danie Volschenk says... A lot of HooHa about something that occurs natural. Obviously receiving a grant that must be justified to show how dangerous living is. Next will be a study to show how radiation... Radon is a silent killer. Could it be in your home? ” Multiple sclerosis linked to low vitamin D Studies have found an association between a person's level of vitamin D and MS, a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Dopamine makes gamblers take bigger risks Researchers discovered that raising dopamine levels in healthy adults causes them to take greater risks when gambling. Placebo effect works better for some There is evidence that some people's genes may make them more prone to the placebo effect than others – which might change the way medications are prescribed. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Why probiotics are beneficial for IBS Hearing aids on a windy day? No problem! A step-by-step guide on how to do pelvic floor exercises correctly Live healthier Get rid of lice! » Toddler dies after DIY lice treatment Back-to-school head lice Comb out head lice 20 head lice myths debunked Head lice are tiny, wingless insects that live in human hair. They cannot fly, jump or swim and are spread by head-to-head contact. Check out this infographic to learn more. About gout » Treatment of Gout Signs and symptoms of gout What is Gout? Is your diet causing gout? Suffering from gout? There's a lot you can do to prevent this horribly painful condition. Start by cutting out these 14 foods.