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Marcelo Mico Pilates Educación
Natural Therapies and Health Philosophies

Marcelo Micó Pilates Educación is more than just a form of exercise: it is a way of viewing and living life. The instructors offer a challenging and rewarding experience through their synthesis of the Pilates Method, physiology and other leading natural therapies and health philosophies.

Debt Adds to Pressure of Stressed-Out Americans
Jeannine Aversa

The economy trudges ahead yet debt dogs many Americans, stressing them out even as they firm up their own financial foundations.

Throat Exercises Can Relieve Sleep Apnea
Anahad O’Connor

For people suffering from sleep apnea, specialized breathing machines are the standard treatment. But the machines are expensive, and some people complain that the mask and headgear cause uncomfortable side effects. One free and fairly simple alternative may be exercises that strengthen the throat.

Virtual Reality Used to Transfer Men's Minds Into a Woman's Body
Ian Sample

Scientists have transferred men's minds into a virtual woman's body in an experiment that could enlighten the prejudiced and shed light on how humans distinguish themselves from others.

Sex Will Not Be Used to Have Babies in Just 10 Years, as Couples Turn to IVF
Daniel Martin

Couples will stop having sex to conceive babies within a decade and use IVF instead, scientists said yesterday. They say 30-somethings will increasingly rely on artificial methods of fertilisation because natural human reproduction is 'fairly inefficient'.

A Dad's Point-of-View: Your Kids Need You, Even When You're On Vacation
Bruce Sallan

I learned something very simple, very basic, and very important about parenting while on vacation, overseas, these past three weeks. I was being selfish. I have two teenagers who needed their dad, and this three-week trip resulted in my not being there for my older son when he needed me.

Older People in Assisted-Living Facilities Sleep Poorly
Jennifer Beal

In a study of residents of Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) in Los Angeles showed that 65% had clinically significant sleeping problems and that poor sleep was associated with declining quality of life and increased depression over a six month follow-up period.

Sleeping Well at 100 Years of Age: Study Searches for the Secrets to Healthy Longevity
Kathleen McCann

A study in the May 1 issue of the journal SLEEP is the first to examine sleep issues in a large sample of exceptionally old adults, including nearly 2,800 people who were 100 years of age and older.

Promise Seen in Drug for Retardation Syndrome
Gardiner Harris

An experimental drug succeeded in a small clinical trial in bringing about what the researchers called substantial improvements in the behaviors associated with retardation and autism in people with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of these mental disabilities.

Kirtan with Raoul Diaz at davannayoga
Anna Laurita

Come to davannayoga at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 30 to practice devotional singing with Raoul Diaz, founder of Saraswati Multidimensional Creativity Organization. Bring a friend and bring instruments if you like - and be prepared for an inspirational evening.

Kunlun Nei Gung Workshop in Yelapa
Jeff and Janice Godfrey

Kunlun Nei Gung is a very ancient art, said to be 'the forgotten practices of self-awakening' because it was kept secret only in monasteries and temples, shared with a chosen few. Join Jeff & Janice Godfrey for a Kunlun Nei Gung Level 1 & The Arts Workshop in Yelapa Mexico from April 23-25.

Experiment Shows Brief Meditative Exercise Helps Cognition
James Hathaway

Some of us need regular amounts of coffee or other chemical enhancers to make us cognitively sharper. A newly published study suggests perhaps a brief bit of meditation would prepare us just as well.

Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again
John Tierney

Scientists are taking a new look at hallucinogens, which became taboo among regulators after enthusiasts like Timothy Leary promoted them in the 1960s with the slogan “Turn on, tune in, drop out.”

Empathy and Violence Have Similar Circuits In the Brain

Just as our species could be considered the most violent, since we are capable of serial killings, genocide and other atrocities, we are also the most empathetic species, which would seem to be the other side of the coin.

Mexico Study: Two-Thirds of Students Bullied
Rocío Zayas

The first Gender Violence Report in Basic Education by the Public Education Secretariat (SEP) reports that two thirds of students in Mexico are physically and verbally assaulted and 90 percent of feel humiliated by their classmates.

A Dad's Point-of-View: Taking Risks: When, How, and If
Bruce Sallan

Lots of sports have risks attached to them. When, as a parent, should we limit our kid's activities and when should we show restraint? I enjoy pushing my limits on skis, as I do tricks in the terrain park on the half-pipe, jumps, boxes, as well as hard mogul and steep runs. Am I being irresponsible?

A Sense of Home Important is in Residential Care for the Elderly
Hanna Falk

Many elderly people in residential care feel insecure during relocation or renovation work – but there are ways of handling the situation. Those who manage to create a sense of home where they live are in a better position to cope with the stresses that go with change.

Depressed? Fearful? It Might Help to Worry, Too
Diana Yates

A new study of brain activity in depressed and anxious people indicates that some of the ill effects of depression are modified – for better or for worse – by anxiety.

Self-Esteem Declines Sharply Among Older Adults
Audrey Hamilton

Self-esteem rises steadily as people age but starts declining around the time of retirement, according to a longitudinal study of men and women ranging in age from 25 to 104.

Follow the Leader: How Those in Charge Make Themselves Known
Jo Kelly

Do you find yourself leading groups, or are you naturally more comfortable following others? Research published today shows that if you want to be a leader you're better off at the edges of a crowd, and not in the middle of the action.

A Dad's Point-of-View: The Best Thing About Getting Older Is...
Bruce Sallan

The subjects of a recent conversation with a good friend really made an impact on me. Among the topics were the new technologies that are now a big part of our culture, the medical maladies that come with aging and how the future will affect our children as both technology and medicine evolve.

The Longevity Revolution
Bethany Carland-Adams

The UN has said that population aging is "transforming the world." Now that a large portion of the world population is joining the ranks of the "baby boomers," the phenomenon is permeating many areas of life, including the economic, medical, moral, political, and social.

Do Not Burn The Midnight Oil: Sleep Well And Stay Healthy on World Sleep Day, 19 March
Shobha Shukla

Sleep is a basic human need, much like eating and drinking. It is crucial for our overall health and well being. Research shows that we spend up to a third of our lives sleeping. Good quality and restorative sleep is essential for day-to-day functioning.

Mexico: Music and Dance Classes Foster Tolerance, Self-Esteem
Emilio Godoy

Ten-year-old Jessica Algoneda leaps in the air, raising her arms and spinning around at her primary school in the Mexican capital, as if in honour of Terpsichore, the Greek muse of dance and poetry.

Psychopaths' Brains Wired to Seek Rewards, no Matter the Consequences
Melanie Moran

The brains of psychopaths appear to be wired to keep seeking a reward at any cost, new research from Vanderbilt University finds. The research uncovers the role of the brain's reward system in psychopathy and opens a new area of study for understanding what drives these individuals.

Exercising Just Got Easier for Busy People, Study Shows
Jane Christmas

f you're the type of person who invokes the "not enough time" clause when it comes to exercising, it's time to find a new excuse.

Mexico Health Secretariat Warns of Bullies
The News

The Health Secretariat said this week that the National Pediatrics Institute (INP) provides services for cases of children mistreated at school, a phenomenon known as bullying or school harassment.

Massage Eases Anxiety, but no Better than Simple Relaxation Does
Group Health Research Institute

A new randomized trial shows that on average, three months after receiving a series of 10 massage sessions, patients had half the symptoms of anxiety. This improvement resembles that previously reported with psychotherapy, medications, or both.

The Truth About Online Dating and the Link Between Depression and Relational Uncertainty
Mithu Lucraft

There's no doubt that meeting partners on the Internet is a growing trend. But can we trust the information that people provide about themselves via online dating services? And why is depression so dissatisfying in relationships?

5 Ways Your TV is Slowly Killing You
Linda Carroll

You’ve accepted the idea that TV makes you dumber. You know those hours sprawled out in front of the screen are going to make you fatter. But you’ll be surprised to learn the host of other bad things TV can do to you.

IU Study Finds no Consensus in Definitions of 'Had Sex'
Brandon Hill

When people say they "had sex," what transpired is anyone's guess. A new study from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University found that no uniform consensus existed when a representative sample of 18- to 96-year-olds was asked what the term meant to them.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Individuals Risk Psychiatric Disorders from Discriminatory Policies
Stephanie Berger

A Mailman School of Public Health study examining the effects of institutional discrimination on the psychiatric health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals found an increase in psychiatric disorders among the LGB population living in states that instituted bans on same-sex marriage.

Obesity: Lifestyle Choice or Lifestyle Chance?
Arya Sharma

Although energy balance is simply a matter of energy in and energy out, the determinants of energy in and energy out are anything but simple. indeed, the how, when, and why we eat is perhaps the most complex of all human behaviors.

Thicker Brains Fend Off Pain
Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins

Researchers made their discovery by comparing the grey matter thickness of Zen meditators and non-meditators. They found evidence that practicing the centuries-old discipline of Zen can reinforce a central brain region that regulates pain.

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