Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 07 July 2016 Can you consciously decide to suppress a memory? Can you consciously decide to suppress a memory? It appears so. When scientists asked study subjects to forget certain random words that were presented to them together with associated images, they seemed to flush the related pictures that would otherwise have aided them in remembering the words out of their brains. This may be the way we subconsciously stifle certain memories. It also means that individuals may be able to learn how to forget unpleasant past experiences by changing how they think about the context in which they occurred. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 3 random things that can mess with your mammogram results Lifestyle How a genetically skinny guy can build muscle Medical How to know if your cough is something serious Medical Constipation? How a simple step may help Medical The dangers of undiagnosed asthma Diet and nutrition 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.