Dizziness when getting up could increase dementia risk, US study says

Middle-aged people who feel dizzy when standing up from a lying-down position may be at a higher risk of dementia or a stroke in the future, a report says.

Brain and Mental Health

This 3D medical animation shows the parts of the brain associated with mental health and function. The process of neurons passing messages to each other via neurotransmitters is shown. A few examples of mental illnesses are listed, along with the neurotransmitters associated with them.

CT scans may increase risk of brain cancer, study suggests

A new study suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors.

Existing drug may help to treat aggressive brain cancer

Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer that progresses very rapidly and often becomes treatment resistant. The commonest chemotherapy drug used to treat glioblastoma, temozolomide, tends not to be as effective as one might hope. But could a common altitude sickness drug enhance its success?

WHO Statement on Philip Morris funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

On 13 September 2017, tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI) announced its support for the establishment of a new entity - the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. PMI indicated that it expects to support the Foundation by contributing approximately USD 80 million annually over the next 12 years.

What If You Stopped Sleeping for a Week?

People spend almost half of their lives sleeping, and still seem to never get enough of it. Have you ever thought what would happen if you stopped "wasting time" on this process?