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 Meditation can improve sports performance Mindfulness meditation, which focuses on the present moment to clear the mind, is a topic that is currently being studied in sports performance. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains Bilingualism helps protect the ageing brain The positive effects of bilingualism are seen whether people learn new languages as children or adults, researchers have found. Schizophrenics more likely to develop dementia Schizophrenics have double the risk of getting dementia compared to non-schizophrenic patients, but are less likely to get cancer. Bigger brain aneurysms not more likely to burst A study found that the size of a brain aneurysm had little effect on its risk for rupture, particularly among men. Playing football in hot weather may up concussion risk Playing football during hot and humid weather might lead to a 'perfect storm' of risk factors that boost the chances of concussion. Football players' brains take a beating Researchers compared changes in football players' brains after one season, to people who didn't play sports. After six months of rest, the players' brains were still different. Brain scans can spot potential for coma recovery Brain scans have greater potential in distinguishing between conscious and unconscious patients, and could help to identify comatose patients with the potential to wake up. “ Latest comment on Health24 Rachmat Sulthony says... Hello Simon, Yes there are several side effects of long-term use of Paracetamol that you should know. They are including liver damage (especially if you drink alcohol on a daily... Paracetamol ” Music may increase left brain activity Improved blood flow to left side of the brain can be observed after just a half hour of musical training. Surgery not the answer for brain abnormality No treatment and the use of medications to control seizures is the better approach for patients with unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations. Casual marijuana use linked to changes in brain Recreational pot use by a small group of young adults caused significant changes to the shape and density of two regions of the brain, according to a study. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Occlusal disease - a modern day dental problem The importance of choosing the best life insurance for you Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Breakfast like a King Live healthier Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert. Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills.