A Stanford neurologist’s nine simple tips for quality sleep

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

Isolation Has Profound Effects on The Human Body And Brain. Here’s What Happens

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

The Neuroscience of Breaking Out of Negative Thinking (and How to Do It in Under 30 Seconds)

You just got off the phone with one of your most important clients. The game-changing deal you were trying to close is off. They’re not interested. You’ve just pitched 10 potential investors. They all say they’re “interested” but it’s been two weeks. You refresh your inbox hourly, and yet still no word. How do you … Read more The Neuroscience of Breaking Out of Negative Thinking (and How to Do It in Under 30 Seconds)

Scientists question White House measures to limit spread of coronavirus

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

Surgical masks as good as respirators for flu and respiratory virus protection

Researchers may finally have an answer in the long-running controversy over whether the common surgical mask is as effective as more expensive respirator-type masks in protecting health care workers from flu and other respiratory viruses. A study published today in JAMA compared the ubiquitous surgical (or medical) mask, which costs about a dime, to a … Read more Surgical masks as good as respirators for flu and respiratory virus protection