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Long-duration space flight equal to decade of bone loss in astronauts, study says

Long-duration space flight equal to decade of bone loss in astronauts, study says

Science
July 1 (UPI) -- Scientists have long known that astronauts lose bone density while in space, but a study published this week found they only partially recover this loss one year after returning to Earth. The researchers said the findings suggest long-duration spaceflight is equal to decades of bone loss in weight-bearing bones on Earth. The extent of the impact, though, varies depending upon the subject. Bone loss happens because bones don't have to carry your weight in microgravity, meaning astronauts use them less, leading to weakening. "Bone loss happens in humans -- as we age, get injured, or any scenario where we can't move the body, we lose bone," said Leigh Gabel, assistant professor in kinesiology at the University of Calgary and lead author of the study. The researchers scanned ...
South Korean same-sex couple sues health insurer for equal rights

South Korean same-sex couple sues health insurer for equal rights

World
SEOUL, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Same-sex couple Kim Yong-min and So Seong-wook filed a lawsuit against South Korea's national health insurance agency on Thursday over its removal of So's status as a dependent family member, a move they claim violates their rights. In February of last year, Kim, 30, registered So, 29, as his dependent under the National Health Insurance Service, South Korea's public scheme that covers almost the entire population. Advertisement Although South Korea does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions, the couple was able to register for health insurance as spouses, in what lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender advocates believe was the first such case in the country. However, their progress was short-lived, as the NHIS abruptly canceled So's dependent status in ...
Liverpool now equal with Manchester United as English football’s most decorated club after Champions League victory

Liverpool now equal with Manchester United as English football’s most decorated club after Champions League victory

Sports
level pegging Liverpool and Man United are the two most successful teams in English football having racked up 42 major honours Liverpool are now equal with Manchester United as English football’s most decorated club following their Champions League triumph. Jurgen Klopp’s men were crowned champions of Europe for the sixth time after beating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid. Getty Mohamed Salah opened the scoring with a two-minute penalty A penalty from Mohamed Salah and a late Divock Origi strike sealed a historic victory for the Reds and gave Klopp his first trophy with the Anfield club. The victory also bears significant consequences for English football too, as the Merseyside outfit now have equalled their bitter rivals...
Investing with equal pay in mind may be more difficult than you think

Investing with equal pay in mind may be more difficult than you think

Finance
Women earn just about 80 cents for every dollar that men make, and that difference can add up big over time. A women who starts her career today will miss out on $ 406,760 in earnings over 40 years, according to new estimates from the National Women's Law Center. With more public attention to this issue — and with April 2 marking Equal Pay Day — gender and diversity funds have emerged to help investors identify companies that are paying attention to these concerns. The universe of funds operating in this area is relatively small. New research from Mor...
Women's national team sues U.S. Soccer, wants equal pay

Women's national team sues U.S. Soccer, wants equal pay

Sports
March 8 (UPI) -- All 28 members of the United States women's national team are plaintiffs in a gender discrimination suit filed Friday against the United States Soccer Federation -- on International Women's Day. The filing comes just three months before the team is to begin its title defense at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Team players accuse U.S. Soccer of years of "institutionalized gender discrimination" in the lawsuit, which they say impacted their wages and the way they train and compete. The lawsuit was filed under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. "The USSF discriminates against Plaintiffs, and the class that they seek to represent, by paying them less than members of the MNT [men's national team] for subs...