Thursday, October 16, 2008

Is Oversleeping Hazardous To Your Health?

When it comes to sleep, can you have too much of a good thing? It's true a good night's sleep is essential for health. But oversleeping has been linked to a host of medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk of death.

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Babies respond to classical music at 5 months, study reveals

Even though they are still too young to speak, babies at just five months old are able to distinguish the differences between the works of major classical composers, scientists reveal. Researchers found that babies responded differently to upbeat tunes, such as 'Ode to Joy' from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, compared to a selection of gloomier tunes.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Brain boost drugs 'growing trend'

Increasing numbers of people are using prescription drugs like Ritalin to boost alertness and brain power, say experts.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The 'thinking cap' that could unlock your inner genius

A 'thinking cap' capable of unlocking the inner genius in all of us is being developed by scientists. The device uses tiny magnetic pulses to change the way the brain works and has produced remarkable results.

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