Use it or lose it… An article in the Fairfax press

In a recent article in the Fairfax press, I was discussing the various ways of maintaining brain health through lifestyle changes. These include exercise, diet and brain training. As our population ages, this is becoming increasingly important. A few simple changes could mean a great deal in older age… If you aren’t exercising, “start low… Read More

Exercise and Your Brain

I recently watched an excellent episode of the Insight program on SBS discussing exercise. It highlighted both the reasons why – good for your heart and your brain, including reducing the risk of dementia (for which there is excellent scientific backing) – as well as the difficulties of doing so – namely good motivation to… Read More

Can a parasite change how your brain works? 

Evolution does funny things Over millenia of evolution, each creature figures out a way of spreading and procreating. Viruses take over other cells and make their machinery reproduce the virus. Some viruses, though, get more ambitious. The rabies virus spreads itself from animal to animal by making dogs rabid, so they will bite other animals… Read More