Tag Archives: Tackling

Tackling our love affair with booze — from deep brain stimulation to ‘Dry January’

The worst part was the noise and vibration of the drill burrowing into his skull. But Frank Plummer’s main worry, after undergoing deep brain stimulation for alcohol use disorder, “was whether or not my hair would grow back.” It did. So did his joy for life. The former scientific director of Canada’s national microbiology laboratory… Read More »

Tackling the loneliness epidemic

According to the most recent statistics, loneliness is at “epidemic” levels in the U.S. In a 2018 Cigna insurance health survey1,2,3 of 20,000 individuals aged 18 and over: 46% report sometimes or always feeling lonely 47% say they feel left out 47% say they do not have meaningful in-person social interactions or extended conversations on… Read More »