Children whose reading skills were in the lowest fifth of the normal range improved over the four months of the study
A new study by the University of Oxford has shown that daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids (Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA) improved the reading and behaviour of underperforming children in mainstream primary schools. The researchers worked with children aged between seven and nine who had underperformed in standardised reading tests.
Sugar junkies take note: a calorific diet isn't just bad for your body, it may also trigger Alzheimer's disease
Being overweight is not just bad for waistlines but for brains too, say researchers who have linked obesity to declining mental performance.
The image of cereal bars as a healthy snack is a 'myth' according to a study by Which
Too many pregnant women in Scotland are not following advice to take vitamin D supplements, a study has said.
Early malnutrition can blight a child's development - and also that of their community and nation, say Anthony Lake. director of Unicef and President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania.
A new Australian study suggests that a healthy diet during childhood may influence a child's intelligence quotient (IQ).
US military personnel with low omega-3 levels are at higher risk of reduced cognitive flexibility and executive function, says a new study
While drinking coffee with caffeine each day does not appear to reduce sleepiness among people with Parkinson's disease, it may have a benefit in controlling movement, according to new research published in the August 1, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Offering free school meals to everyone can help close the gap between rich and poor pupils, a report suggests.
With the biggest sporting event in the world just a week away, a joint investigation by the BMJ and BBC Panorama has found that there is "a striking lack of evidence" to support claims about improved performance and recovery for many sports products like drinks, trainers and protein shakes.
A combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may help with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new review from the prestigious Cochrane review.
A daily iron supplement may decrease fatigue in woment with 'unexplained fatique' and borderline blood levels of ferritin (the iron storing protein) says a new study.
Study of psychosis risk and brain to track effects of Omega-3 pills
Low levels of vitamins B6 and B12 are associated with an increased risk of impaired cognition, says a new study that adds support to links between B vitamin intake and cognitive function.
Eating fish is said to be good for the brain and for memory. Researchers have associated those benefits with the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish.