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. 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 Advertorial Understanding thrombosis The power of smell and touch Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Advertorial: Understanding the dangers of blood clots Live healthier Up for grabs! » To vape or not to vape? Twisp's new range of e-cigs Discover your Twisp Win one of the 3 new devices from Twisp! Now you can stand a chance of winning one of the 3 new devices, as well as flavours and accessories worth R2000 each! Love your heart » SA dying of heart disease Natural trans fats good for heart Heart probs and sex life How old is your heart? Take this test What's your heart age? Use the calculator to see the real age of your heart. Post your results in the comments!