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 See how the world’s first human head transplant will work Human head transplants might not be far off... Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains Your brain loves poets, but may not know it A Welsh study suggests that people intuitively enjoy poetry, even if they don't understand why. Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk High mercury levels may be linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that can lead to paralysis and death. SEE: What does the brain of a genius look like? Perhaps the answer lies in one of the greatest minds of our time: Albert Einstein? Lack of empathy may be caused by low oxytcin In a study, people with medical conditions that cause low levels of oxytocin did much worse than a control group on tests of awareness of other people's feelings. Bigger brain just part of the story in human intelligence Study says people got smarter as their bodies evolved to feed more blood to the brain Waking up from surgery with a foreign accent Imagine waking up after surgery with a British, French or American accent. It happens in rare cases of foreign accent syndrome. Compelling clues to causes of dyslexia A new study suggests that people with dyslexia have 'deficits' that are more general, across the whole brain. Knowing the signs of brain aneurysm can save your life When diagnosed, an unruptured brain aneurysm doesn't always turn into a life-threatening situation, and larger aneurysms can be successfully sealed off. People who can't speak get new artificial voices Technology has given people who can no longer speak a new way to restore their voices via speech synthesis, or the artificial production of human speech. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Choose wisely... » Healthy diet may extend kidney patients' lives Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Finding the right diet for you With so many fad diets out there, it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. Dietitian Mpho Tshukudu gives advice on how to find and follow the right diet. Decor danger! » Sick building syndrome FAQ: Sick building syndrome What is sick building syndrome? Your wallpaper might be making you sick Fungus growing on wallpaper might contribute to 'sick building syndrome', causing symptoms similar to flu and allergies.