Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children > 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 in Newsletters Work-family balance More: Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical How to protect yourself from the seasonal flu Medical Most common soccer injuries Lifestyle Kids' metabolism may slow down during puberty Medical 'Natural killer' cell infusion may help leukaemia patients Diet and nutrition How to make sure you achieve your goals Medical Alcoholics may lack enzyme that controls impulse to drink From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.