The New Testament has arrived

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Play sport to avoid osteoperosis in later life

By playing load bearing sports such as volleyball, basketball for four hours a week or more, young men increase bone mass and may gain protection from developing osteoporosis later in life.

According to a new study in the May issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, young men with an active lifestyle in their late twenties seemed to gain the greatest bone benefit.

“Men aged 19 to 24 who increased their load-bearing activity not only developed more bone, but also had larger bones compared to men who were sedentary during the same period,” said senior study author Mattias Lorentzon, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Gothenburg.

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Women’s boxing gets Olympic spot in 2012

Women's BoxingWomen boxers will get the chance to compete for gold at London 2012 after a decision by the International Olympic Committee’s executive board.

Boxing had been the only Olympic event without any female participants. Three women’s weight classes will be added, with one of the 11 men’s classes dropped to make room for them.

“Women’s boxing has come on a tremendous amount in the last five years and it was time to include them,” said IOC president Jacques Rogge.

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