The Ebola outbreak has become an international crisis that has caused raised security at airports, an influx of pop-up hospitals in Liberia and other Ebola hotspots, and what president Obama calls "the largest international response in the history of the CDC."
It’s no secret that when someone is tired, motivation and mood suffer and stress becomes more difficult to cope with. Feeling stressed may also make it harder for a person to get a good night’s sleep, which can create a vicious cycle.
There's increasing real evidence -- not just anecdotal -- for the bio-psychosocial relationship between stress, insomnia and depression, and the recurring, circular nature of these three unhealthy and unhappy states of mind and body. Not a shock for patients who suffer from insomnia or for the medical professionals who treat them, but important news in creating an environment to ramp up research and treatment options for insomnia.
Speaking more than one language has some advantages beyond ordering food in the local tongue -- psychologists believe that bilingualism has many other positive side effects. Now, researchers have evidence connecting bilinguals' talents to stronger so-called executive control in the brain.
What is more effective for an hour of exercise — 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight lifting? Or vice versa ? Is there a science on which should be done first?