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Trouble in jPod

“Presenteeism” (the cost of lost productivity from working while ill) is attracting growing attention. A recent BC Human Rights Tribunal ruling illustrated the problem when it upheld the Canadian Charter…

Lost Love

Valentine’s Day is over and so, perhaps, is your relationship. Breakups can be a huge loss, with grief appropriate to a death; in a way it is a death, the…

Smokerism and Mental Illness

Smoking causes many problems, in terms of death, disease, cost, and other risks, but in recent years a strong stigma has also developed. Through anti-smoking campaigns and government bans, attitudes…

Female Hormones, Reward, and Mood

Estrogens and progesterone are not just sex hormones that influence ovulation and reproduction; they also affect a large number of cognitive and affective functions. New brain imaging research shows how…