There’s another health crisis looming – what happens when the poker machines switch back on?

When the COVID-19 restrictions came into force more than two months ago, it meant lights out for the country’s 200,000 poker machines. Now, the pokies are slowly turning on again across the country. This week, NSW became the first state to allow venues to reopen, with certain rules mandating patrons keep 1.5 metres apart. While the health risks certainly need […]

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When can we safely get back to work and school?

Without the luxury of sheltering at home, essential workers are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety, according to mental health experts. “We’re in the battlefield,” said Paul DiCarlo, co-owner of Jimmy’s Food Store, a small Italian grocery in Dallas. “You’re just trying to get the customers in and out quickly.” Nearly half of all American adults say the COVID-19 […]

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4 more planes filled with US citizens fly back from Wuhan

Four more planes carrying American passengers from Wuhan, China, will arrive in the U.S. this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today (Feb. 5) during a press conference.  The planes will land today and tomorrow at Travis Air Force Base in Sacramento, California; Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego; Lackland Air Force Base in […]

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For low back pain in older adults, treatment doesn’t match guidelines

Opioids are prescribed to nearly one-third of older adults with “new and persistent” low back pain—in most cases without trying guideline-recommended pain medications or physical therapy, according to the new research by Dan Pham Ly, MD, MPP, of Harvard University. He comments, “This study raises concerns about excessive use of low-value and potentially harmful treatments for the common problem of […]

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Kailyn Lowry Claps Back Against Criticism Over Son Lux Not Wearing Clothes

No big deal! Kailyn Lowry doesn’t see anything wrong with her 2-year-old son, Lux, not wearing clothes around the house. When a Twitter troll asked the Teen Mom 2 star, 27, “why Lux is always without clothes and just wearing a diaper when everyone else is fully clothed??” on Thursday, December 5, she clapped back. “Because my toddler likes to […]

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