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By Doctora Aliza | Lo que me intriga en salud y sociedad

El ejercicio te ayuda a prevenir el estrés y la ansiedad

<i>Si todavía necesitas más razones que te motiven a ponerte en movimiento, aquí tienes una más. Un estudio reciente ha detectado que el ejercicio</i> …

Nothing Will Change After the Las Vegas Shooting

WASHINGTON — In the wake of one the deadliest mass shootings in our nation’s history, perhaps the most asked question by Americans is, “Will anything change?” The simple answer is no. The more vital question is, “Why not?”<p>Congress is already doing what it sees as its part. Flags have been lowered, …

Gun Control

Should I Help My Patients Die?

OAKLAND, Calif. — I WAS leafing through a patient’s chart last year when a colleague tapped me on the shoulder. “I have a patient who is asking about the End of Life Option Act,” he said in a low voice. “Can we even do that here?”<p>I practice both critical and palliative care medicine at a public …

Health Care

Fidel Castro and Frida Kahlo came here. Why the oldest dance hall in Mexico City isn't quitting yet

The old dance hall doesn’t turn as much of a profit as it used to. Young people these days would rather play video games than cha-cha or do the twist.<p>But Miguel Nieto, whose grandfather opened Salon Los Angeles 80 years ago this week, refuses to quit, even as his gray-haired regulars dwindle, even …

Mexico

Graciela Iturbide talks about going viral, L.A. cholos and shooting Frida Kahlo's bathroom

Countless photographers hope to produce a single indelible image over the course of their careers, something so unforgettable it is seared onto the collective unconscious. Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide has made not one but several of these images.<p>There’s the photograph of a Zapotec woman …

Mexico

What Is Pseudoscience?

Drawing the boundary between science and pseudoscience isn't always straightforward.<p>Amid the clear extremes is a murky territory occupied by bad science, fraudulent science, and sometimes even religion. Is creation science, for example, an example of bad science, pseudoscience, or something else …

Pseudo-science

El narcisismo – una enfermedad mental

<i>El quererse demasiado o adularse todo el tiempo son síntomas de un desorden de personalidad llamado narcisismo. En Vida y Salud te contamos de qué se</i> …

The Normalization Trap

What’s normal?<p>Perhaps the answer seems obvious: What’s normal is what’s typical — what is average.<p>But in a recent paper in the journal Cognition, we argue that the situation is more complicated than that. After conducting a series of experiments that examined how people decide whether something is …

Psychology

Donald Trump, the Religious Right’s Trojan Horse

This time a year ago, leaders of the old guard religious right were determined to stop Donald J. Trump from winning the Iowa caucuses. James Dobson, the founder and former president of Focus on the Family, and Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, joined Senator Ted Cruz as he …

Donald Trump

President Trump, Meet My Family

This newspaper has periodically, to its shame, succumbed to the kind of xenophobic fearmongering that President Trump is now trying to make American policy.<p>In 1875, The Times sternly warned that too many Irish and German immigrants (like the Trumps) could “deprive Americans by birth and descent of …

Political History

What Is Hiding Behind Donald Trump’s Lies?

Bannon was right: The press is the ‘opposition party,’ the guarantor of the public interest. If democracy stands any chance, journalists must be vigilant.<p>Let it be said that when it comes to catastrophic presidencies George W. Bush set the bar high. For a start, he blew up the Middle East on …

Journalism

George Lucas Chooses Los Angeles As Home For His Art Museum

After years of planning, negotiations and speculation, filmmaker George Lucas has chosen Los Angeles to be the home for his museum honoring visual storytelling. It will display his personal collection of fine and popular art, including Norman Rockwell paintings, Mad Magazine covers, photography, …

Los Angeles

Photos of the Women's Marches Around the World

In Washington, DC, today, hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets in a demonstration called the Women’s March on DC, while even more marched in cities across the United States and around the world, one day after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Larger-than-expected …

Activism

¿Qué sabemos acerca del virus del Zika?

De Brasil se ha ido extendiendo por toda América Latina y Estados Unidos<p><i>Hasta hace poco no se escuchaba nada acerca del virus Zika o virus del Zika.</i> …

Serie Especial: Bajar de peso

En Vida y Salud no creemos en las dietas para bajar de peso¿Por qué? Porque no hacen nada para cambiar tus hábitos de vida. Son una “solución” …

Reflexión: ¿Por qué quieres bajar de peso?

<i>Antes de pensar en cómo bajar de peso y mantener un peso ideal, es importante que reflexiones sobre cómo subiste de peso. Porque esas libras de más</i> …

Alimentación: 8 recomendaciones para perder peso de forma gradual y sin sacrificarte

<i>Si estás cansado(a) de probar dietas y de privarte de comer cosas sabrosas para perder peso, aquí te damos ocho recomendaciones que te ayudaran a</i> …

Acción: Los ejercicios que más queman calorías

<i>Quieres hacer ejercicio como parte de tu plan para bajar de peso. ¡Qué bien! Pero no sabes por dónde empezar… ¿Cuáles ejercicios sirven más? ¿Por</i> …

Children’s Lies Are a Sign of Cognitive Progress

Research shows that kids’ ability to bend the truth is a developmental milestone, much like walking and talking<p>Child-rearing trends might seem to blow with the wind, but most adults would agree that preschool children who have learned to talk shouldn’t lie. But learning to lie, it turns out, is an …

Cognition

¿Qué es el VIH/SIDA y cómo se transmite?

El Síndrome de Inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA), es una enfermedad crónica causada por el Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH). El VIH daña el …

The Secret of Immigrant Genius

Having your world turned upside down sparks creative thinking<p>Scan the roster of history’s intellectual and artistic giants, and you quickly notice something remarkable: Many were immigrants or refugees, from Victor Hugo, W.H. Auden and Vladimir Nabokov to Nikolas Tesla, Marie Curie and Sigmund …

Marie Curie

Dos mexicanos que cautivaron a Google

<b>Catalina Stern,</b> desarrolladora de un sensor que sería capaz de predecir el padecimiento de diabetes hasta por 15 años, y <b>Carlos Gershenson</b>, creador de …

El Cigala, un artista viudo

El cantaor actuó en Los Ángeles en homenaje a su esposa, fallecida horas antes del recital<p>“Buenas noches, Los Ángeles. Feliz de poder compartir con …

Mascotas sanas, personas sanas

<i>Las mascotas pueden ser una compañía saludable tanto para los niños como para los adultos, pues se sabe que los animales domésticos tienen la</i> …

¿Conoces los ejercicios que mejoran tu vida sexual?

<i>He aquí dos actividades que no deberías dejar de practicar: el ejercicio y el sexo. Tanto uno como otro le proporcionan grandes beneficios a tu salud</i> …