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 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. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains 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. Dopamine makes gamblers take bigger risks Researchers discovered that raising dopamine levels in healthy adults causes them to take greater risks when gambling. 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. Planning may start in brain's amygdala The amygdala, almond-shaped clusters of neurons deep in the brain, may play a vital part in long-term planning, according to a recent study. Brain structure may predict risky financial behaviour The structure of people's brains may reveal how likely they are to take risks involving money. “ Latest comment on Health24 Tobie Schalkwyk says... Why doe that response sound so familiar? Filtering down from the top? Condom crisis? What condom crisis? ” 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. A sense of purpose may benefit your brain Autopsies among adults in their 80s revealed that those who felt their lives had meaning had far fewer areas of dead tissue in their brains. Rare tapeworm found in British man's brain Most tapeworms live in the gut, but some species travel to areas such as the eyes, spinal cord and brain. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Hydration is vital all year round Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier Up for grabs » Tell us about your health Stay warm when the lights go out Win R1000 in cash! Win an energy-saving Spindel Enter our competition and stand a chance of winning an energy saving Spindel valued at R2200! Allergy alert » Life-threatening allergy attacks Are you allergic to wine? Allergy tests that work All you need to know about allergy The warm days of Spring are here again and as welcome as the warmth and sunshine might be, it also signifies the start of Spring allergy season.