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Oxygen
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Society

Alcohol=Muscle Loss?

Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle tissue that occurs as a natural part of the aging process. But how fast and how much muscle is lost may increase as a result of alcohol consumption, according to a new study conducted at Korea University College of Medicine in Seoul. Typical muscle loss occurs at an average rate of 6 percent per decade in postmenopausal women, but drinking alcohol accelerated sarcopenia in women who were moderate to heavy drinkers. The researchers concluded that the study findings strengthen the recommendation that postmenopausal women should limit their alcohol intake to impro
Newsweek
2 min read
Wellness

Cancer Treatment Is Changing: Meet the People Rebelling

My wife snuck into her father’s ward on the palliative care unit where he was being treated for cancer in the summer of 2006. Visiting hours were coming to an end. Most family members and friends had left for the day so the area was quiet. My wife sat next to her father, and they talked quietly. “I don’t want to die,” he said. “It’s so nice sitting here with you, chatting.” But soon after, he did die. It broke my wife’s heart. She still sheds tears for a father who she always called when she needed advice, who made it through his father-of-the-bride speech when he had only months to live. I th
NPR
6 min read
Sports

He Took A Knee On The Field In Protest, And He Still Has No Team

Less than a month away from the start of the regular season, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains a player without a team. Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before games last season. He said he was protesting treatment of people in black communities during a time of great tension sparked by police shootings of African-Americans. But his actions sparked outrage. Critics called his pregame protests anti-American, even accusing him of being against the military, a charge Kaepernick has repeatedly denied. Bringing awareness and sparking social change were hi