Pune Challenger | Tim van Rijthoven dumps Prajnesh Gunneswaran

Tim van Rijthoven of The Netherlands ousted top-seeded Prajnesh Gunneswaran 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the pre-quarterfinals of the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger Series tennis here on Thursday. The Indians to advance into the last eight were Davis Cuppers Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sashi Kumar Mukund. Easy passage Nagal, who had an easy passage into the last eight as his Russian opponent Ivan Nedelko retired due to lower back pain, will next face Ramkumar, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Cem Ilkel…

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Half of disability benefits appeals won in tribunal court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the appeal process is confusing, stressful and does not give claimants enough time to gather evidence One in two people who appealed in court against a decision to deny them disability benefits were successful, analysis of five years of data shows. In total, more than 550,000 people won an appeal over their benefits at tribunal between 2013 and 2018. The success rates showed benefits assessments were beset by “poor decision-making” and…

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Chiropractor tells inquest patient’s death was ‘rare and unusual’

Image copyright Lawler family Image caption John Lawler died following treatment at the Chiropractic 1st clinic in York A chiropractor whose patient’s neck broke during treatment has told an inquest she had “never experienced anything” like it. Arleen Scholten was treating 80-year-old John Lawler at Chiropractic 1st in York in August 2017 when he became unresponsive. His family were later told in hospital his neck was broken and he had multiple spinal fractures. He died the next day. A…

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Carolina veteran gets bathroom makeover

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Thousands of veterans call North Carolina home; it’s the most military-friendly state in the nation.  However, It’s no secret that when our military members come home, they don’t always get the help they deserve. “Things happen and they come home and need help.” “Most of us in the military are too proud to ask for help.” RELATED: Carolina Has Heart: Woman has volunteered at Billy Graham Library from the beginning So when veterans do…

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How can IDD Therapy help unresolved back pain and sciatica?

In this article, Mark Webb MCSP, AACP, Broad Oaks Health Clinic, looks into IDD Therapy – a new way to help unresolved back pain and sciatica When people suffer with back pain or sciatica for a long time, it can feel like having their own personal rain cloud following them around all day, even when the sun is shining. For a long time, physiotherapists have used a variety of mechanical and manual traction techniques to address back pain. However,…

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Spinal Surgery Devices Market 2019: Comprehensive Analysis by Top Key …

The “Spinal Surgery Devices Market” 2019 report provides market size (value and volume), market share, growth rate by types, applications, and combines both qualitative and quantitative methods to make micro and macro forecasts in different regions or countries. Spinal Surgery Devices Market report also aims to provide useful and comprehensive insights into current market trends and future growth scenarios. Spinal Surgery Devices market report contains information like SWOT analysis, business highlights, strength, weakness, threats and opportunities of industry. As…

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Combined Encorafenib-Binimetinib-Cetuximab therapy associated with lon…

1. A phase 3 randomized clinical trial showed that combined therapy using a BRAF inhibitor (encorafenib), EGFR monoclonal antibody (cetuximab) and a MEK inhibitor (binimetinib) led to longer overall disease survival in patients with BRAF V600E mutated metastatic colorectal cancer as compared to control groups who received a single agent. 2. Doublet therapy with encorafenib-cetuximab was also shown to have longer overall disease survival as compared to control. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Colon cancer patients with…

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Lower Back Pain and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 31 million people suffer from chronic lower back pain, and about 80 percent of all adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain is one of the leading causes of job-related disability and a major contributor to missed workdays. About 25 percent of adult women suffer with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) issues such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. As women age,…

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How sitting for long hours can affect your health

You must get up and stretch every now and then, to keep your bones active. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock) Does your job entail sitting glued to the chair for long hours? Science says that not getting up and moving intermittently can negatively impact your health. So the next time you get a little too comfortable in your seat, remember to alight and stretch for a bit. If this still doesn’t convince you, here are some ways in which sitting for long…

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‘Always pain’ despite years of treatment

CLOSE Garrett Greene takes opioid medication for pain management and has struggled to find effective treatment. Crystal Vander Weit and Jasper Colt, USA TODAY LANSING – Heather Tompkins-Herber had headaches for four or five years before a doctor took her seriously.  The headaches, which she later learned were caused by arthritis in her neck, started in 2005. She was 26 or 27 and had young children, so doctors attributed the pain to the stress of dealing with kids.  “Most people…

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