wellness

Encephalitis Lethargica and Long COVID: Repeated history and stigma around mental health.

by Samoon Ahmad • May 12, 2022

As seen in Psychology Today. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn comparisons to the 1918 influenza pandemic. Both pandemics spread globally with remarkable speed, and their acute phases led to millions of deaths. What might come as a surprise is that a second pandemic emerged roughly at the same time and lasted for over a decade before disappearing […]


Higher Diet Quality Linked to Less Cognitive Decline

by Samoon Ahmad • May 29, 2015

An international cohort of 31,456 subjects aged 55 and older from 40 countries completed a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) during baseline testing and at least once during follow-up. Each participant provided dietary information and was measured on cognitive function/decline over the period of 5 years. The study did not focus on the Mediterranean diet specifically […]