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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Hip operation rationing is so cruel

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Hip operation rationing is so cruel, it makes people like my gran suicidal Until a hip starts hurting, you don’t appreciate quite how much you depend on it to function. As your joint becomes increasingly worn or damaged, everything becomes painful. Walking hurts. Sitting hurts. Standing up hurts. Even lying […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: When it’s good to neglect your child

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: When it’s good to neglect your child and why mollycoddling them stops them coping with life Our obsession with cleanliness is making our children sick. It seems a paradox, doesn’t it, that in an attempt to keep youngsters healthy by eliminating germs, we’re making them ill? Research this week showed […]

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Mind mom’s mental health after child’s diagnosis

Doctors should consider a “family diagnosis” when it comes to treating children with epilepsy, as recent research has uncovered the potential for long-term mental-health challenges impacting the mothers of diagnosed children. According to a new study by Western and Lawson Health Research Institute, 57 percent of mothers of children with epilepsy were at risk for […]

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This Form of eating can protect us from dementia diseases

Protects healthy diet before the cognitive decline? Doctors tested the effects of different forms of nutrition and diet on cognitive health, to find out whether a special diet may protect against the emergence of a dementia. The scientists from the Columbia University found in their recent study that proper nutrition appears to protect against the […]

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These nutrition can protect against the development of dementia

Protects healthy diet before the cognitive decline? Doctors tested the effects of different forms of nutrition and diet on cognitive health, to find out whether a special diet may protect against the emergence of a dementia. The scientists from the Columbia University found in their recent study that proper nutrition appears to protect against the […]

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How you move shows how you make up your mind

You’re standing at a vending machine, ready to punch in the code to get your snack. Even as your hand moves toward the keypad, your brain is still deciding what to do, still in the middle of choosing as your hand touches the keys. “When we make a decision, we’re really choosing between several concrete […]

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Can Being Left-Handed Really Affect Mental Health?

Only about 10 percent is predominantly left-handed.(Getty Images) Kevin Denny, an economics professor at University College Dublin in Ireland, is not left-handed. Many years ago, though, he was staying with a friend in Kansas City, Missouri, who is left-handed. “He had a book on the subject. I got fascinated,” Denny says. “I eventually realized I […]

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Tetris: It could be the salve for a worried mind

The venerable video game was used in a recent experiment to create a state of “flow—the term psychologists use to describe a state of mind so engaged it makes the rest of the world fall away, and time pass more quickly. UCR researcher Kate Sweeny and her team have found that state of perfect disengagement […]