Monthly Archives: November 2016

Tolerating distress: why is it so difficult to quit smoking?

I remember how relieved I was when the smoking ban came into effect and the air in pubs and restaurants was no longer filled with cigarette smoke. I guess the aim of the policy was not only to protect the … Continue reading

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Have yourself a wild winter: Preparing your garden for winter wildlife

As the last leaves fall from our trees and the outside world beds down for winter, we at the Brain Bank are turning our thoughts to the UK’s wild critters braving this cruel and often unpredictable season. A quick peek … Continue reading

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Stigma and stimulants: the ADHD controversy.

In recent years, the growing number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) has received a huge amount of media scrutiny. A quick Google search turns up pages of articles suggesting ADHD can be blamed on everything from less … Continue reading

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Mothers-to-be may be sick of “morning sickness”, but does this symptom of pregnancy serve a purpose?

Pregnancy, a beautiful time in any woman’s life when she witnesses her child growing inside her, feels her baby kick for the first time, and spends a great deal time vomiting into her toilet. Rather misleadingly termed “morning sickness”, nausea … Continue reading

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