According to the World Health Organization, cancers figure among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths in 2012. While survival rates have increased for almost all forms of cancer, oral cancer is usually not diagnosed until it has become advanced and/or metastasized. Data complied by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research shows that oral cancer rates are significantly higher for males than females.
by Jody McCutcheon
Ancient Egyptians sought to stem hair loss and stimulate hair growth with a cocktail of iron oxide, red lead, onions, alabaster, animal fats and honey. Today, we’re still deploying creative approaches. Men’s hair loss, specifically, is a billion-dollar industry, touting solutions ranging from chemically laced topical treatments and drugs to transplants and wigs. Yet hairloss science is imperfect; it’s riddled with misinformation that allows companies to sell products of varying efficacy.
Years of research in the field of neuroscience have shown that habits are created through repetition. All that is needed for us to repeat an action or a thought pattern is a reward, which causes the release of a “feel good” chemical in the form of neurotransmitters— the chemical messengers that coordinate transmission of signals from one nerve cell to the next. Neurotransmitters interact with receptors located throughout the brain and body to regulate a wide variety of processes including emotions, fear, pleasure, joy and anger.
by Dee Ann Newbold
Happiness—it’s a feeling we all desire regularly. Our active minds sometimes like to help us create different ideas on achieving happiness, but focusing on the moment, combined with a simple acupressure technique, can bring a feeling of contentment that anyone can tap into at any time.
Move Make Create is a fitness and arts studio for families, where instructors Seana Olvera and Fabiana Roller offer classes for children and adults that allow the m to share their love of music, movement, and the visual arts. This summer they are offering mini-camps that give children the opportunity to explore dance, healthy living, cultural learning and the visual arts. Classes meet at Flamencura Music and Dance, in Austin. Each week will focus on a different country or culture and feature a high energy Zumba Kids dance fitness class based on the rhythms of that culture. Kids can also enjoy games, learn about healthy food and fitness choices, and engage in art projects that incorporate each week’s theme.