These days, we all live under considerable stress — economic challenges, job demands, family tensions, always-on technology and the 24-hour news cycle all contribute to ceaseless worry. While many have learned to simply “live with it,” this ongoing stress can, unless properly managed, have a Read the rest of this entry »
War on Drugs (OpEd at the NYT):
“LAST year, more active-duty soldiers committed suicide than died in battle… Worse, according to data not reported on until now, the military evidently responded to stress that afflicts soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan primarily by drugging soldiers on the front lines…The trouble is that we have no idea whether it’s effective — or safe — to use antipsychotic drugs on a continuing basis to treat war-related stress or to numb or sedate those affected by it…The medical, military and civilian population share an interest in knowing about patient-level prescription trends, medical indications for use, effectiveness of conventional as well as off-label treatments, and longitudinal follow-up of those soldiers receiving psychotropic drugs.”
Related article: Misuse & Abuse of ADHD Meds among college students
By: Dr. Evian Gordon
There’s no doubt that the biggest buzz at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas didn’t come from the slimmest of televisions, the most fashionable headphones or even a dancing robot.
The buzz of CES 2013 was firmly centred on all things health and the Digital Health Summit is where the action was happening. On the eve of opening Arianna Huffington described what was about to happen in Las Vegas as a ‘Perfect Storm’
“I’m talking about one of those moments in which several trends converge to create something larger, a moment we will look back on as the time everything changed ….. this year’s CES has the potential to be one of the most transformative ever, and that’s because of a significant change in attitude about what role technology can, and should, be playing in our lives. That’s the foundation of this perfect storm”. Read the rest of this entry »
(Editor’s Note: every month we host an online Q&A with participants in the e-course How To Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach. This is the lightly edited and anonymized transcript from the January Q&A session; the February Q&A will take place on Tuesday, February 12th)
OK, ready to go! Happy 2013 again. You can start writing your questions and comments in the box at the bottom, and hit Send.
Which activities or games or websites do you recommend to improve memory? Read the rest of this entry »
The Brain: On the Frontline of Digital Health in the Workplace (Huffington Post):
“…It is estimated that some two billion worldwide, one-third of the global population, suffer from brain-based health and productivity challenges with a related cost burden of more than $2 trillion. The broad scope of this market is emphasized further when consideration is given to Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
We’re having a good conversation among SharpBrains Summit participants, prompted by the blog post Lifelong brain wellness and performance–not medical disease–drives growing demand for digital brain health solutions. In what is a beautiful example of the need to see both the forest and the trees Read the rest of this entry »