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The hard truth about back pain: dont rely on drugs, scans or quick fixes | Ann Robinson

Most treatment is wasteful, wanton and wrong, says the Lancet. The key is to try to keep walking and working, says the GP Ann Robinson Back pain is the biggest cause of disability globally, and most of us will have at least one nasty bout of it. But papers in the Lancet . Worldwide, overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging, opioids and surgery means patients are not receiving the right care, and resources are wasted, it says. Its perfectly understandable to want a quick-fix solution to make…

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‘Beer yoga’ is a real thing, now, because of course it is

Hmm, beer.Image: bieryoga/facebook Nothing like putting down an icy cold beer. Except, of course, achieving a higher state of being and eventual transcendence of the Self through the practice of yoga. But what if you could do both, at the same time? SEE ALSO: Australia’s oldest living prime minister really knows how to chug a beer Yes: Beer yoga is here. After being enjoyed by Berlin hipsters, it’s now found its way to Australian shoresa land where beer’s most definitely a religious practice, at least as much as yoga. And…

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