Guest Post: A Superfast Look at Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (now called Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder in the UK) can be regarded by some professionals with trepidation. BPD has many traits and can affect individuals in many different ways; this is in part due to the DSM IV TR requiring an individual to meet 5 out of a possible 9 criteria to…

Chemo-Brain Confirmed in Long-Term Mouse Study

It is well known that chemotherapy comes with a long list of side effects; nausea, fatigue, muscle pain and sores in the mouth and throat to name a few. These are often necessary evils and most patients would agree that they are worth suffering through in order to treat their cancer. According to Cancer Research…

First Person Shooters May Be Effective As A Brain Rehabilitation Treatment

One wouldn’t immediately think to use First Person Shooters as a brain rehabilitation technique, unless of course you are Alexandra Vakili from Macquarie University in Australia. He is the lead researcher on a remarkable study which investigated whether video games such as Halo, Call of Duty and Doom could improve the functioning of cognitive processes damaged…

Brain Vital Sign Tests May Become A Routine Assessment for All

Imagine going to your GP and having your heart-rate or blood pressure tested. Completely normal, right? Now imagine how you’d react if your doctor pulled out an electrode cap and tried to measure your brain function. At best, most people might be a little concerned. Researchers at Simon Fraser University are hoping that future generations will…

Anorexia May Be Caused by Bacterial Infection

Anorexia Nervosa is a notoriously difficult condition both to characterise and treat. It is generally known as an eating disorder but has strong links to anxiety disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, attachment disorders, depression and even other eating disorders. There are a surprisingly small number of studies which have investigated how best to treat…

Cause of Multiple Miscarriages Identified

The cause of miscarriages has stumped scientists for decades. It seems to ‘just happen’, particularly in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. As many as one in five women will suffer miscarriage at some point in their lives, but a further one in one hundred women will suffer from multiple miscarriages (i.e. 3 or more). Despite…