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 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. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains 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? Compelling clues to causes of dyslexia A new study suggests that people with dyslexia have 'deficits' that are more general, across the whole brain. 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. Users' questions to CyberShrink on mental health Health24.com’s CyberShrink Professor Michael Simpson answers questions on mental wellbeing 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. Brain scan may reveal if comatose patients can be revived A brain scan that measures energy use shows promise in helping doctors identify patients who can be treated to help them communicate and prevent suffering. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?