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Middle Aged Stress Associated With Smaller Brain Size And Poor Memory

Research has found that middle-aged individuals in their forties and fifties with elevated cortisol levels, a hormone associated with stress, perform worse on cognitive and memory tasks compared to individuals of the same age who have average levels of cortisol. Elevated blood cortisol levels were also linked to smaller brain volumes. One factor that’s getting… Read More »

How simple eye test saved life of Daisy, 5, by detecting her brain tumour

When Jo Beckwith’s little girl Daisy started complaining of headaches, she had no idea the five-year-old’s life was at risk. Here Jo, 46, from Brentwood, Essex, tells how an optician spotted a deadly brain tumour… “Watching my little girl Daisy open her Christmas presents, I knew something was wrong. She has always been a bubbly,… Read More »