When Jane McGonigal started feeling anxious as hell 10 years ago, she unwittinglyjoined a clubwith 40 million members. That’s how many American adults are affected by anxiety — the most common mental illness in the country — every single year. McGonigal’s problems started when she suffered a concussion in the summer of 2009. The side … Read more These apps make a game out of relieving anxiety. They may be onto something.
The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern. Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? What can be done to optimize the experience of … Read more A Stanford neurologist’s nine simple tips for quality sleep
Imagine being confined to a small, dark room, with no social interaction whatsoever for 30 days. Not many people would jump at this opportunity. But, in November 2018, a professional US poker player Rich Alati bet US$100,000 that he could survive 30 days alone and in total darkness. He was kept in a small, completely … Read more Isolation Has Profound Effects on The Human Body And Brain. Here’s What Happens
As U.S. officials declared the new coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency — imposing measures such as temporary quarantines for people possibly exposed to the virus, and barring entry of foreign nationals who have recently visited China — some experts questioned whether the approach would be effective. A steep rise in the number of cases … Read more Scientists question White House measures to limit spread of coronavirus