Medical News Today: Key molecule explains why bones weaken with age

A first-of-its-kind study reveals that, as we age, levels of a certain molecule increase, which silences another molecule that creates healthy bone. It also suggests that correcting this imbalance may improve bone health, possibly offering new avenues for treating osteoporosis. Senior women are at a particularly high risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects around 200 million…

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Personal Journeys: For Roy Wood Jr., Alabama Is Painful History, New Hope and Home

In firefighting it’s called a “rekindle”: A blaze thought to be extinguished that later reignites soon after firefighters have left the scene. Failure to find and douse embers smoldering behind walls and flooring leads to rekindles. The only thing that can prevent a rekindle is a thorough overhaul (tearing apart floors, ceilings and furniture). If…

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When Family Members Care for Aging Parents

I hadn’t realized how quickly my father’s mind was fading until one morning a few years ago when he asked me why he was taking only six medications per day. “What will I take on the seventh day?” he wanted to know. My mother, who had been given a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, had been…

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Adolescence: How to Help Teenagers Embrace Stress

Happily, studies also find that it’s not hard to convert people to the stress-is-enhancing perspective. To do this in my own work with adolescents, I liken the demands of school to a strength-training program. Everyone understands that lifting weights to the point of discomfort is the only way to build muscle; the process of developing…

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Critical Shopper: At Round Two, There’s Always a Buyer

Advertisement Critical Shopper The racks at this resale outlet on the Lower East Side are packed with Supreme, Palace, BAPE and Off-White. The sneaker wall is crowded. Image You may have to wait outside Round Two for a bit before being let in. CreditCreditStefania Curto for The New York Times Sept. 19, 2018 The resale…

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Lizzo Doesn’t Care What You Think About Her Body

Advertisement “I made a commitment to feel-good music,” the artist said before a show at MoMA PS1. “I had to show my belly a lot of attention, a lot of love.” Image The hip-hop artist Lizzo writes music that is as much about building yourself up as it is about accepting who you are.CreditCreditAmy Lombard…

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Los Angeles Will Ban the Sale of Fur

Advertisement The City Council voted on Tuesday for a fur-free future. Image Protesters with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) attended a news conference where it was announced that Los Angeles would ban the sale of fur products.CreditCreditRichard Vogel/Associated Press Sept. 18, 2018 Los Angeles is on track to become the largest city…

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I Guess I Dress Like Little Bo Peep Now

It all started with a serial killer. A fictional one, mind you. Killing Eve‘s Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer, is as enamored of luxury goods as she is swift to murder; from fancy throws to top-shelf champagne, her creature comforts are more mammoth than mini. Even in a show full of ingenious and high-stakes kills,…

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