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
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
Having injected several hundred individual patients with Botox over the last several years, I thought it was an appropriate time to share my experience, as well as more information about the use of Botox in migraine. I will go through the scientific evidence about whether it works, what is actually done and what it feels… Read More
An interesting video on the brain and its ability to imagine. It is based on the fact that cells that fire together quite together. Imagine that!
You may be checking your own DNA in your kitchen soon enough… Read More
We have all heard the same message about exercise over and over. We need to be active. We need to get off the chair and off the couch. We know. We know. YAWN. But do we actually do it? Do you understand that it might actually mean the difference between life and death? This is… Read More
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