Suneeta Holtkamp

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Miniature 'human brain' grown in lab

<b>Miniature "human brains" have been grown in a lab in a feat scientists hope will transform the understanding of neurological disorders.</b><p>The pea-sized structures reached the same level of development as in a nine-week-old foetus, but are incapable of thought.<p>The study, published in the journal …

Blueberries, not fruit juice, cut type-2 diabetes risk

<b>Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal.</b><p>Blueberries cut the risk by 26% compared with 2% for three servings of any whole fruit - but fruit juice did not appear to have …

Insomniacs' brains lose focus, scans suggest

<b>Brain scans of people who say they have insomnia have shown differences in brain function compared with people who get a full night's sleep.</b><p>Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, said the poor sleepers struggled to focus part of their brain in memory tests.<p>Other experts said that …

Sleep 'boosts brain cell numbers'

<b>Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep - it replenishes a type of brain cell.</b><p>Sleep ramps up the production of cells that go on to make an insulating material known as myelin which protects our brain's circuitry.<p>The findings, so far in mice, could lead to insights …

Time Out Tip Of The Day: September 8, 2013

Need a time out? You're in luck. In honor of Bliss' Triple Oxygen Month, HuffPost's GPS for the Soul has teamed up with Bliss spa experts to provide the best tips to take a rejuvenating time out each and every day for the month of September. We want to help you make the next 30 days a time of …