What He Does With A Regular Tennis Ball Could Get Rid Of Your Lower Back Pain

It’s something that affects 60 to 80% of the U.S. adult population…lower back pain.

Treatment for some is as easy as get a new mattress or exercising more, but for others, there’s a need to get surgery or costly massages.

If normal remedies haven’t worked for you, you might want to give this little trick a try. Grab a tennis ball and watch Manu Kalia, a physical therapist, walk you through a simple exert for lower back pain.

Here’s another quick stretch routine.

You’d be surprised at how massaging your butt can affect your lower back. Everything in your body is connected and it’s important to listen to what your muscles and bones are telling you.

Of course if your ache persists or worsens, definitely consult a doctor.

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Video appears to shows Hillary Clinton being helped into van after 9/11 rite

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves as she strolls from her daughter’s apartment building Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in New York. Clinton unexpectedly left Sunday’s 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York after feeling “overheated, ” according to her campaign .
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Hillary Clinton left a 9/11 ceremony in New York City early on Sunday, dedicating her Republican critics more ammunition for their claims that she isnt healthy enough to serve as president.

Some Republican, including Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani, have been accusing Clinton of hiding serious health problems, especially after she suffered a coughing fitduring a speech on Labor Day.

Clinton left the September 11 th Commemoration Ceremony because she was feeling “overheated, ” a spokesperson said. The press wasn’t given a statement until 90 minutes after Clinton left the event and no reporters were allowed to follow her.

Later, the Democratic presidential nominee’s personal physician, Lisa Bardack, said in a statement provided to Politico that Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and prescribed antibiotics.

“While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated, ” Bardack said. “I have just analyse her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.”

Still, as a result of the incident, Clinton has canceled schemed traveling to the West Coast for Monday and Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.

A video from photographer Zdenek Gazda appears to show Clinton being helped into a van after the memorial.

“I assured she was coming out a little early and someone was helping her, ” Gazda told Bloomberg. “She has some difficulty getting inside the van and one of her security guys had to help her.”

Later in the day, according to the Associated Press, she left her daughter’s apartment, waved to the crowd and said she was “feeling great.”

Trump, who has built questions about Clinton’s health a part of his campaign message, hasn’t commented on Sunday’s events yet. However, he didn’t shy away from the issue after Labor Day.

This could renew calls for Clinton to release her health records something Trump hasn’t done, either.

Conservatives have been questioning her health since she caught a stomach virus and fainted in 2012. That resulted Clinton to a release a letter from Bardack in 2015 saying she “is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States.”

On Sunday night, interim DNC chair Donna Brazille released a statement supporting Clinton.

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Nine Weird And Wonderful Facts About Death And Funeral Practises


It might not be something you want to think about very often, but it turns out that the style we treat our dead in the modern age is heavily influenced by the way our ancestors treated theirs.

When you look at demise and funeral practises through the ages, repeated patterns of behaviour emerge, building it easy to ensure where some of our modern notions about death such as maintaining an urn on your mantelpiece or having a gravestone have come from.

So here are nine surprising facts about death and funeral practises through the ages 😛 TAGEND

1. Some prehistoric societies defleshed the bones

This was done with sharp knives. And we know this because human skeletons interred during this period indicate the tracings of many cut marks to the skulls, legs and other bones.

During the medieval period, bodies that needed to be transported over long distances for burial is likewise defleshed by dismembering the body and simmering the pieces. The bones were then transported, while the soft tissues were interred close to the place of death.

2. Throwing lances at the dead

During the Middle Iron Age, speared-corpse burials were a pretty big deal in east Yorkshire. Spears were thrown or placed into the tombs of some young men and in got a couple of instances they appear to have been hurled with enough force-out to penetrate the body. It is unclear why this was done, but it may have been a military send-off similar to the 21 -gun salute at modern military funerals.

3. The Romans introduced gravestones

As an imported practise, the first gravestones in Britain were concentrated close to Roman military forts and more urbanised Romano-British settlements.

Back then, gravestones were more frequently dedicated to women and children than Roman soldiers. This was most likely because Roman soldiers were not legally allowed to marry, so monuments to their deceased family members legitimised their relationships in death in a manner that is they couldnt be in life.

After the end of Roman control in Britain in the fifth century, gravestones fell out of favour and did not become widely popular again until the modern era.


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4. The Anglo Saxons opted urns

During the early Anglo-Saxon period, cremated remains were often kept within the community for some time before burial. We know this because groups of urns were sometimes buried together. Urns were also included in buryings of the deceased who were likely their relatives.

5. Lots of people shared a coffin

During the medieval period, many parish churches had community coffins, which could be borrowed or leased to transport the deceased person from the home to the churchyard. When they arrived at the graveside, the body would be removed from the coffin and buried in a simple shroud.


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6. And rosemary wasnt just for potatoes

Sprigs of rosemary were often be borne by people in the funeral procession and cast onto the coffin before burial, much as rises are today. And as an evergreen plant, rosemary was associated with eternal life. As a fragrant herb, it was also often placed inside coffins to conceal any odours that might be arising as a result of the corpse. This was important because bodies often lay in state for days and sometimes weeks before burial, while preparations were made and mourners travelled to attend the funeral.

7. Touching a assassin could mend

Throughout early modern times, and up until at least the mid 19 th century, it was a common belief that the touch of a assassin executed by hanging could cure all kinds of illnesses, ranging from cancer and goitres to skin conditions. Afflicted persons would attend executions hoping to receive the death stroke of the executed prisoner.

8. There are still many mysteries

For almost a thousand years, during the British Iron Age, archaeologists dont genuinely know what kinds of funeral practices were being performed across much of Britain. And human remains only appear in a few places like the burials in east Yorkshire. So for much of Britain, funeral practises are nearly invisible. We suspect bodies were either exposed to the elements in business practices known as excarnation, or cremated and the ashes scattered.


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9. But the living did respect the dead

Across time, people have engaged with past monuments to the dead, and it is common for people to respect older features of the landscape when choosing where to place new burials.

Bronze Age people made new funeral monuments and buried their dead in close proximity to Neolithic funeral monuments. This can be seen in the landscape around Stonehenge, which was created as an ancestral and funeral monument and is full of Bronze Age burial mounds known as round barrows.

And when the Anglo-Saxons arrived in Britain, they frequently interred their dead close to Bronze and Iron Age monuments. Sometimes they dug into these older monuments and reused them to inter their own dead.

Even today, green burial grounds tend to respect preexisting field bounds. And in at the least one modern cemetery, burials are placed in alignment with medieval ridge and furrow. These are the peaks and troughs in the landscape resulting from medieval ploughing.

TheYvonne Inall, Research Assistant in Archaeology, University of Hull

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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Highly Hot And Sticky Summers Will Become The Norm By 2050

It’s a well-established and increasingly disturbing fact that as climate change ramps up, the world will continue to warm at an unprecedented rate. Heatwaves will become simply regular summertimes, and plenty of people- especially the most severe and sickest in society- will struggle to adapt.

A recent analyse in the periodical Earth’s Future expands on this somewhat, and it’s not good news. In much of the Northern Hemisphere, summertimes with record-breaking temperatures will become the norm in just a few decades.

This unnerving paper uses a metric known as the wet-bulb world temperature( WBGT ), which assesses how humid, bright, and hot an environment can get before it becomes unbearable for anyone within it. The higher this value is over an optimal level, the more physiologically dangerous the environment is.

It’s basically a measure of consolation, and the climatic models driving this particular piece of studies indicate we’ll be distinctly lacking in that in the days to come.

The study- led by the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford- points out that the historical record WBGT value has jumped by a factor of 70 in the past 40 years. This means that freakishly hot summertimes are 70 times more likely to occur in future.

By 2030, half of all summertimes will have WBGT values higher than any record-breaking value that’s been historically observed. By 2050, 95 percent of all summertimes will have surpassed the peak historical values.

This means that by the middle of the century, what we experience as a “normal summer” now will all but cease to exist. By 2050, they will be replaced by what we now consider to be very hot summers.

Make no mistake: If anthropogenic climate change continues under a “business-as-usual” scenario and nothing is done to mitigate it, the future will be unrecognizable.

This is one of several analyses published lately attempting to paint a picture of the hotter world of tomorrow. Another notable publication found that heatwaves in Australia will experience summertime days of 50degC( 122 degF) by as soon as 2040.

According to the World Health Organization, the optimum air temperature for the human body is between 18 degC and 24 degC( 64 degF to 75 degF ). Exceeding( or falling below) this slows down productivity, which damages the economy. Greatly exceeding this for prolonged periods of period generates health risks for enormous swaths of the public.

According to one analysis, three-quarters of the world will experience deadly heatwaves by 2100. All in all, we’re in difficulty- unless we all do something about it, of course.

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Supreme court temporarily blocks Louisiana abortion law

Court awards request was striving to reinstate a lower-court injunction that blocked statute that required doctors to obtain a formal affiliation with a hospital

The supreme court on Friday temporarily blocked a Louisiana abortion restriction that threatens to shut down all but one of the states four abortion clinics.

The ruling came just days after the justices heard arguments challenging a similar law in Texas. It could be taken as a sign that the Texas law is in trouble. Justice Clarence Thomas would have denied the abortion providers application for a bide, the ruling noted.

The order said the courts action was in line with its decision in June to temporarily block part of the Texas abortion law. The justices heard oral arguments in that case on Wednesday.

The law in Louisiana is a 2014 measure that requires all abortion providers to have admitting privileges the ability to admit and treat patients at a hospital no more than 30 miles from the clinic.

Mainstream medical groups are systematically said that acknowledging privileges are not necessary to make abortion safer than it already is. In mid-January, John deGravelles, a federal judge in Baton Rouge, ruled that the law was unconstitutional.

The state of Louisiana appealed to a three-judge panel is coming from the fifth circuit court of appeals, the nations most conservative circuit. On 25 February, the fifth circuit court of appeals ruled that the law could go into effect while the nation of Louisiana appealed.

The ruling plunged Louisiana clinics into chaos. Merely two Louisiana abortion providers out of six have admitting privileges. For the past week, only two abortion clinics in the state, in New Orleans and Shreveport, have been able to provide the procedure.

The supreme courts ruling allows clinics in Baton Rouge and Bossier City to reopen immediately.

Just two days after arguing our example before the supreme court to strike down a similar sweeping statute in Texas, we look to the justices to put an end to such sham measures threatening womens rights, health and lives across the US, said Nancy Northrup, the president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, whose attorneys are representing Louisiana abortion providers.

Louisiana is a state with nearly 1 million women of reproductive age. The week that the law was in effect gave abortion rights advocates a glimpse at the difficulties of providing for that many women with only two running clinics.

The two doctors who were able to keep performing abortions accounted for less than half of all abortions in Louisiana in 2013. One of the doctors, who works for Hope Medical Group in Shreveport, has testified that he would not continue to provide the procedure if he was the only abortion provider in the northern part of the state. His fears of harassment and violence were too great.

It has been a tremendous hardship for our patients, Sylvia Cochran, the administrator at the Womens Health Care Center in New Orleans, said last week. Hers was one of the two clinics that was still providing abortions. Were already getting an influx of women and it has already increased our wait times.

Rochelle Tafolla, a spokeswoman for Schemed Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, called it a nightmare. She noted that the clinic up and running in Baton Rouge, Hope Medical Group, was already treating hundreds of women driving over the border from Texas, after a similar statute shut down half of that states clinics.

It is impossible for one to two physicians to provide services for all the women in Louisiana in need of abortion care, said Kathaleen Pittman, a spokeswoman for Hope Medical Group.

Supporters of the Louisiana law say it is necessary to ensure that women having complications from abortions receive continuous care if they require hospitalization. It is an argument major medical groups reject. The American Medical Association places the risk of a major incident between 0.05% and 0.2% abortion providers rarely satisfy a hospitals particular requirements. Privileges requirements do nothing to protect the health and safety of women and are incongruous with modern medical practice, different groups wrote in a brief to the supreme court.

Before Louisianas law took effect, five out of the states six abortion providers stimulated 13 different attempts to secure acknowledging privileges at nearby hospitals. Several physicians struggled to get the necessary references from hospital faculty, deGravelles ruled, because of fears about being associated with abortion.

Reuters contributed to this report

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Acid house legend DJ Spank-Spank of Phuture dies

Earl Smith Jr was one of three founders of the Chicago house legends who released the groundbreaking 12 -minute single Acid Tracks in 1987

One of the innovators of acid house has died. DJ Spank-Spank was one of three founders of Chicago house legends Phuture, alongside DJ Pierre and Herb J, who released the groundbreaking 12 -minute single Acid Tracks in 1987.

DJ Spank-Spank real name, Earl Smith Jr suffered a stroke in May, but the cause of his death was not apparent. The news was initially broken via a tweet, since deleted, from Chicago DJ The Black Madonna, but it had now been been confirmed on Phutures official Facebook page.

The post read: To our Acid House family and Music family at large we are very sorry to say that our friend and partner DJ Spank Spank has passed away. Spank is( was) a legend. We will for certain continue the run hes started on his final album project and his innovations in music. Please for now: Pray for his family and DJ Pierre two brothers. Allow them is high time to grieve. We will come back with news. Much love.

DJ Pierre told Thump: Spanky is the reason why the group Phuture was formed. The world has no idea how talented he was and how much I depended on him. He texted me last night saying he was working on music and how excited he was to have this opportunity to perform again. We were working on our album project and he was so excited about that. Im simply speechless right now. He lived for this music. So we will make sure he forever will live in this music we created together. He will be in a better place. Love each other people. Love life.

Dance music legends queued up to pay tribute on Twitter.

Justin Robertson (@ robertsonjustin) September 22, 2016

Phuture – Spank Spank your music changed my life. Thank you for creating such great jacking greatness #DJSpankSpank https :// t.co/ NvFI1MZyYH

Gilles Peterson (@ gillespeterson) September 21, 2016

RIP DJ Spank Spank … Phuture https :// t.co/ kljovMVsQG

alan_oldham (@ alan_oldham) September 21, 2016

#RIP #Chicago Acid House pioneer #DJSpanky. I used to play this on my old radio demonstrate back in #Detroit https :// t.co/ ibsOyDb9Ts

Mike Servito (@ mikeservito) September 21, 2016

that sound is still resonating 30 years later and changing my damn life one squelch at a time. https :// t.co/ hVn6u 4OJT7

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