Upset patients appeal for more haste to reopen hydrotherapy pool

A 66-year-old Latrobe woman has had to increase her pain medication because she can not use the hydrotherapy pool in her town. The pool remains closed a month on from when the Tasmanian Health Service was asked by Health and Wellbeing Minister Jeremy Rockliff to pursue a short-term lease arrangement to get the Latrobe hydrotherapy pool reopen so patients impacted by its closure for months can use it again. The pool is owned by aged…

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It takes more than half of India’s minimum wage for a nutritious diet

It takes more than half of India’s minimum wage for a nutritious diet

Amid a line-up of glitzy news about the Indian economy—fast growth rates, low inflation, etc—there is a one aspect that should worry India’s policy makers. Those living on the country’s minimum wage have hardly any money left after paying their food bills. According to data analysed by Picodi.com, India ranks 50th among 52 countries with respect to how much a basket of food items that cover basic nutritional needs eat into their respective minimum wages. The…

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Biodiversity is more than just the forests

Biodiversity is more than just the forests

TOO often when we talk about biodiversity, it evokes a notion of forest destruction or species extinction. To many, it is just about the environment. Little do we realise, however, that in fact biodiversity is the foundation for human health. It underpins the functioning of the ecosystems on which we depend for our food and fresh water. It contributes to local livelihoods, to traditional and modern medicines, and to economic development. It aids in regulating…

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People are fleeing from New Jersey more than any other state—here’s the No. 1 reason why

People are fleeing from New Jersey more than any other state—here’s the No. 1 reason why

New Jersey became the No. 1 state to move away from in 2018, according to new data from moving and relocation company United Vans Lines. The top reason why residents left was for a professional opportunity, the UVL data shows. Of all the residents who moved out, 46 percent listed “job” as the deciding factor. “A leading motivation behind these migration patterns across all regions,” in fact, “is a career change,” the report says. About…

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Young Men More Prone To Ankylosing Spondylitis

Young Men More Prone To Ankylosing Spondylitis

Young adults in their late twenties and early thirties are experiencing a chronic condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). AS is a condition which can affect anyone, but primarily it impacts young males in their teenage and the age group of 20-30 years. It is an irreversible, inflammatory and autoimmune disease which occurs when an overgrowth of the bones results in the spine’s bones fusing together which results in a rigidity of the spine. Prevalent amongst…

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Why You Should Be Paying More Attention To Your Gut Microbiome

Why You Should Be Paying More Attention To Your Gut Microbiome

Getty Why is it important to be interested in learning more about our gut microbiome? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Pedram Shojai, Founder of Well.org, on Quora: If you’re remotely connected to the world of wellness today, you’ve probably heard of the microbiome—the mini-ecosystem of microorganisms that make up the human body. In fact, over the…

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