Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? > Health-in-Motion 31 January 2017 Lying is a slippery slope. Lying is a slippery slope. Neuroscientists at University College London have recently shown that telling little fibs desensitises the brain to the associated negative emotions and makes it easier to tell progressively bigger lies in the future. They hooked 80 volunteers to brain scanners while they participated in activities during which they could lie for personal gain. The results indicate that the amygdala, a part of the brain linked to emotions, was most active when people lied for the first time, but declined with every subsequent and bigger lie. 0 More: Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 5 ways to protect yourself against fungal infections this summer News SEE: 7 gripping facts on surgery Fitness Are women naturally fitter than men? Medical Shhhh! Patients are sleeping Lifestyle #MeToo in SA: This is what victims feel like Medical Can you really be allergic to alcohol? From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.