Vaping and EVALI: An examination of the facts

by Samoon Ahmad • January 31, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Since the summer of 2019, there have been thousands of reported cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI). While indeed alarming, numerous media outlets ran articles on the subject, thereby raising the alarm to a fever pitch. Concerns about the outbreak have since diminished, but there continues […]

The Anatomy of Insomnia: The neurological and psychological correlates of troubled sleep

by Samoon Ahmad • January 24, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Insomnia is the most common sleep condition in the world, with half of adults globally reporting occasional episodes. Chronic insomnia, though far less prevalent, affects as many as 10-15% of the adult population. Though these sleep problems are extremely common, the neurobiological mechanisms behind insomnia are not entirely understood. Research […]

Sunshine as an Antidepressant? : The link between vitamin D and depression

by Samoon Ahmad • January 20, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today, Like all vitamins, vitamin D is integral to several bodily functions. It helps the body absorb calcium, which makes it important for bone health. Those who do not receive adequate levels of vitamin D may suffer from weak bones—a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults—while older […]