Healthy living: Muscle mass declines with age. Here's what you can do about it

But they don’t realize that as they’re gaining weight, they’re losing something too: muscle. “Even into your 90s, you can regain muscle mass,” Nelson says. In studies, Nelson and her colleagues have found that resistance training like this improved strength, balance and muscle mass in older women. If you’re getting that, protein supplements like powders or shakes won’t help, Nelson says. Testosterone injections might help maintain muscle in men with low levels of this hormone, she adds.

February 23, 2017 12:56 UTC

Marciano Art Foundation sets L.A. museum opening date for May

The Marciano Art Foundation has announced the opening date for its new contemporary art museum: May 25. “We hope you will be just as excited when you discover Marciano Art Foundation.”Like the Broad museum in downtown L.A. and the Hammer in Westwood, the Marciano museum will be free. Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang chat about the 2017 Academy Awards, and which movie might win for best picture. Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang chat about the 2017 Academy Awards, and which movie might win for best picture. Caption Grammys 2017: Best moments Highlights from the 2017 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center.

February 23, 2017 12:56 UTC

Bernie Sanders is the leaderless Democrats’ anti-Trump evangelist

The event had sold out quickly, and tickets that started at $25 were being scalped for hundreds of dollars. By the time I joined him at the two chairs at center stage, the rowdy crowd was revved up and Sanders was far from finished with them. I kicked off my segment of the program by showing three of my cartoons on the big screen behind us. “I left the campaign more overwhelmed and impressed by the beauty in our country,” Sanders said, bringing the evening to a close. But Democrats have an evangelist in Bernie Sanders, and his campaign seems far from done.

February 23, 2017 12:56 UTC

Five Simple Ways To Improve Your Financial Literacy Today

By taking a few minutes a day to educate yourself and form smart, simple money habits, you can be well on your way to improved financial literacy. The financial section of local/regional newspapers are great resources, as are the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Fortune, Forbes and Money. Most people don’t know that there are four broader ways of making money – employment, self-employment, business and investing. Use Financial Management ToolsOne great way to gain financial literacy is to attach a finance management tool to your personal accounts. Financial management tools like Mint are great aids to improving financial literacy.

February 23, 2017 12:56 UTC

Most Clinical Trials Have A Glaring Flaw Before They Even Begin

Most clinical trials have a diversity problemClinical trial research helps scientists, doctors and patients understand whether drugs and devices are safe and effective. ACE inhibitors had been studied in clinical trials, but those trials had so few black patients that it wasn’t clear whether the risk was significant. “When I started doing my clinical trials, I had a white coordinator, I had a Hispanic coordinator and I had an African-American coordinator,” Rice noted. Regardless of the extra hurdles, increased participation among minorities is critical for improving clinical trials’ accuracy. “We can’t afford to be reticent when it comes to including a diverse patient population in clinical trials,” Ogedegbe said.

February 23, 2017 12:56 UTC



CMO Today: Facebook Cozies Up to the Media

Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesOLIVE BRANCH: Facebook is continuing to face up to its role in the media industry. “Clearly Facebook feels some combination of responsibility, confusion, and determination to do something about it,” said Mr. Remnick. TABLES TURN: Amobee, the digital marketing firm owned by Singapore’s Singtel, is buying advertising technology company Turn for $310 million, reports TechCrunch. President Obama’s monthly earned media value hovered around $200 million to $500 million during his last term in office. Mr. Trump “is no longer just the message,” wrote Mr. Manjoo.

February 23, 2017 12:50 UTC

A colorless Masters? Augusta's angst over azaleas

Story highlights Azaleas blooming early at Augusta ahead of MastersFamous feature of year's first major could be absent(CNN) The azaleas at Augusta National are as much a part of the Masters as green jackets and Amen Corner. Indeed it's one of golf's most glorious sights -- great swathes of one of the world's most famous courses bedecked in a dazzling array of colors. But that beautiful backdrop to the year's first major could look a little barren this time around, due to an unseasonal stint of warm weather in Georgia. Spring's early arrival has seen temperatures regularly peaking into the mid-80s Fahrenheit in Augusta, and the flowers have bloomed early.

February 23, 2017 12:45 UTC

Cheesemaker Sargento expands listeria recall, cuts supplier

Story highlights Sargento Foods ends relationship with supplier over possible listeria contaminationThe company had recalled some cheese products earlier this month(CNN) Sargento Foods Inc. is expanding a recall over its products and has ended its relationship with its supplier over potential listeria contamination of its cheeses. The company, one of the largest cheesemakers in the United States, recalled several of its products last week over the fears. "Out of concern for the health and well-being of Sargento consumers, the company has also terminated its relationship with Deutsch Kase Haus, which supplied Sargento with the affected Longhorn Colby cheese," the Plymouth, Wisconsin-based firm said in a statement. Its products, including Sargento Sliced Colby, Muenster and Pepper Jack, have been taken off the shelves. The Sargento statement said that "there have been no confirmed illnesses" from the potentially contaminated packets.

February 23, 2017 12:45 UTC

Russia has launched its own service to counter 'fake news'

The Russian government has launched its own “fake news” watchdog service. The heavily-controlled media landscape evidently wants to make it clear that it disagrees with a lot of the news published by foreign outlets. In the western media, there are plenty of independent websites that claim to “debunk” articles and trends it deems false. The articles deemed false by the Russian government are shown dramatically on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, with a big red “FAKE” stamp over it. It’s accompanied by a disclaimer that reads: “This material contains data, not corresponding to the truth.”CLICK TO READ MORE FROM NEWS.COM.AU

February 23, 2017 12:42 UTC

Protests Erupt After Video Shows Off-Duty LAPD Cop Firing A Gun In Dispute With Teen

Hundreds of activists protested near the home of a police officer in Anaheim, California, Wednesday over video allegedly showing the plainclothes cop firing a gun in front of a group of minors. Anaheim Police Department later identified the man as an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer, though they did not name him. In the video, the off-duty officer can be heard saying that the boy threatened to shoot him. One kid rushes at the off-duty officer and the teen, causing them to fall in a bush. The officer then appears to pull a gun from his waistband and a single gunshot rings out.

February 23, 2017 12:41 UTC

France's PSA Profits Strengthen GM Europe Takeover Position, But Hurdles Are Huge

So GM’s dreams of ridding itself of its financially troubled Opel-Vauxhall subsidiaries aren’t likely to be met. PSA reported profits Thursday, defined as recurring operating income, jumped nearly 20% to 3.24 billion euros ($3.4 billion) in 2016 compared with the previous year. Last week PSA, which owns the mass-market Peugeot, Citroen, and DS upmarket brands, and GM announced they were talking merger. PSA has staged a remarkable recovery over the last three years, turning life-threatening losses into fat profits. Opel-Vauxhall has been a chronic loss-maker in the 21st century, although it has always promised that profits are just around the corner.

February 23, 2017 12:33 UTC

In Sweden, tensions temper pride over refugee policy

Stockholm, Sweden (CNN) With its brick and pastel-colored mid-rise apartment blocks, neatly-paved square and tree-lined streets, Rinkeby could be just about any town in Sweden. Crimes against MuslimsBetween 2012 and 2015, Sweden granted asylum to 101,925 refugees -- that's about 1% of the country's total population. Crime against Muslims in Sweden jumped by nearly 90% between 2012 and 2015, Swedish statistics show. "I'm very grateful to President Trump that he addressed this issue," says Mattias Karlsson, a lawmaker from the right-wing Sweden Democrat party. Lawmaker Mattias Karlsson of the right-wing Sweden Democrats says his country is in crisis.

February 23, 2017 12:33 UTC

Democrats’ insatiable appetite for opposition to Donald Trump

First, we have Republican voters saying they are more likely to side with President Trump if and when he clashes with GOP leaders. And second, we have Democratic voters saying, overwhelmingly, that they are more worried about their leaders doing too little to stop Trump rather than going too far. GOP voters have long sided with Trump over GOP congressional leaders, dating back to the 2016 campaign. Schumer is viewed unfavorably by 26 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, compared to 37 percent who see him favorably. Those are the kinds of numbers that Republican leaders became accustomed to when their party's base saw them as insufficiently anti-Obama.

February 23, 2017 12:32 UTC

Andrew Napolitano: The chickens have come home to roost

In the pre-Revolutionary era, British courts in London secretly issued general warrants to British government agents in America. FISA established a secret court and permitted it to issue warrants authorizing spying on agents of foreign governments when physically present in the United States. We don’t know whether the authors of this scheme really wanted federal spies to be able to spy on anyone at will, but that is where we are today. The chickens have come home to roost. Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel.

February 23, 2017 12:28 UTC

Maryland refuses to hit the panic button after loss to Minnesota

We just can’t panic right now,” said Brantley, who scored eight of Maryland’s 31 bench points Wednesday night. Maryland’s struggles on the defensive end sped up the pace of the game, Turgeon said, and the Terrapins’ offense went cold when it mattered most. Maryland didn’t connect on a field goal again until Cowan nailed a three-pointer with 5:49 to play. Maryland didn’t score again until the 3:12 mark on a layup by Trimble, but by then it was too late. But beyond that, Maryland can’t afford another letdown at home after suffering a fourth loss in six games on Wednesday.

February 23, 2017 12:22 UTC



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