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What happens when you get an adrenaline rush?
Certain situations will trigger an adrenaline rush, which is the release of adrenaline from the adrenal gland. This defense mechanism causes an increased heart rate, sweating, and pupil dilation. People can control an adrenaline rush with slow breathing and calming techniques. Learn more about an adrenaline rush here. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria and heart health: Is there a link?
A first-of-its-kind study finds a link between having a healthy heart and having a diverse range of beneficial bacteria in one's gut. (Medical News Today)

How does exercise help consolidate new motor skills?
If you want to pick up a new motor skill, you may want to do some exercise between practice sessions. This helps your brain remember better, but how? (Medical News Today)

Is time-restricted eating effective for weight loss?
Time-restricted eating is a diet plan that requires people to limit themselves to only eating during specific hours of the day and then fasting outside of this period. Here, we look at what time-restricted eating is, whether or not it works, and what effect it has on muscle gain. We also provide tips for beginners. (Medical News Today)

How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?
Lower back spasms can be debilitating, but they are treatable. People can get immediate relief from muscle spasms by using home treatments, such as stretching and massage. For long-term treatment of chronic back spasms, doctors can prescribe muscle relaxants. Learn how to treat and prevent future lower back spasms. (Medical News Today)

Product review: The desk that's also a bike
Could a desk that doubles up as an exercise bike really work in an office environment? We were intrigued, so we trialed the FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about dextrose
Dextrose is a type of sugar that comes from corn. It has a wide variety of uses, including as a sweetener in many foods and as a medical treatment for low blood sugar and dehydration. In this article, learn about the uses of dextrose in food and medicine. We also cover the possible side effects. (Medical News Today)

How to treat and prevent ear barotrauma
Ear barotrauma is a condition that occurs due to a change in pressure around the ear. It often causes pain or discomfort in the ear, and can also affect hearing. Ear barotrauma usually resolves itself, but it can sometimes be chronic and require surgery. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of rotator cuff tendinitis?
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder. Injuries and overuse can harm it, leading to inflammation of the connective tissues. This is called tendinitis, and it can be painful if left untreated. Here, learn about causes, symptoms, and the range of treatment options for rotator cuff tendinitis. (Medical News Today)

A supple aorta might slow brain aging
Researchers investigate the role of arterial stiffness in memory decline in older adults. A flexible aorta may be key to maintaining cognitive ability. (Medical News Today)

What causes knee buckling?
Knee buckling is common and can signify injury or an underlying condition. It can affect people of all ages and levels of fitness. It is often possible to treat it at home or with physical therapy. Here, we explore the causes of knee buckling. We also cover exercises that can help, treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Sleep paralysis, hallucinations may raise depression risk in some people
A new study finds that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are unexpectedly common and predict depression severity among young athletes. (Medical News Today)

What's the truth about chiropractors?
Many wonder whether chiropractors are doctors. They are not. Chiropractors complete a lengthy period of study before becoming licensed, but they are considered practitioners of alternative medicine, not doctors. Learn about the research supporting the practice, who may benefit from chiropractic treatments, and more. (Medical News Today)

Diaphragm spasms and flutters: What to know
A diaphragm spasm is an involuntary contraction of the muscle that divides the upper abdomen and chest. A spasm may feel like a twitch or flutter and can occur with or without pain. A person may also temporarily have trouble breathing. In this article, learn what causes diaphragm spasms and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Deltoid pain: Types and treatment
The deltoid is a muscle responsible for lifting the arm and helping the shoulder to move. Strains and injuries from overuse can lead to pain. In this article, learn about the types of deltoid strain, which range from mild to severe. We also describe exercises and stretches that can relieve pain and aid recovery. (Medical News Today)

The faster you walk, the longer you may live
A habit of walking supports health on numerous levels, but does walking pace influence these benefits? A new study suggests that it may. (Medical News Today)

What is biceps tenodesis?
Biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure used to reduce pain in the shoulder and surrounding area. It is an option when pain is caused by problems with the biceps tendon in the arm. In this article, learn about the types of procedure, who could benefit from it, possible complications, and alternative treatments. (Medical News Today)

How much should seniors exercise to improve brain function?
A new review analyzed several randomized controlled studies to figure out what is the ideal number of hours needed to improve thinking skills in seniors. (Medical News Today)

Tips for gaining weight safely and things to avoid
Being underweight can cause health problems, but anyone wanting to put on weight should take care to do this the right way. In addition to increasing their calorie intake, they must eat a balanced diet, weight train, and do cardiovascular exercise. This article explains how to gain weight safely and what to avoid. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hyperlordosis
Hyperlordosis means excessive curvature of the lower spine just above the buttocks, which results in a C-shaped spine. It can cause pain and muscle problems. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hyperlordosis. We also provide a series of exercises that may help to relieve symptoms. (Medical News Today)

When should I use a cold compress?
A cold compress is a chilled or frozen object, often a piece of cloth. A person can apply one to the body to relieve pain, swelling, and fever. In this article, learn how to make a cold compress and when to consider using one. We also examine risks and what to keep in mind when trying this form of home care. (Medical News Today)

What does caffeine anhydrous do for the body?
Caffeine anhydrous is a dehydrated form of caffeine that is often an ingredient in sports drinks and energy bars. It is a lot more concentrated than caffeine, which means that people need to be aware of the maximum safe intake and the symptoms of overdose withdrawal. Learn more about caffeine anhydrous here. (Medical News Today)

Can chewing gum help you walk faster, burn more calories?
Do you chew gum when bored, or after enjoying a very flavorsome meal? You may want to do so while walking, to reap extra health benefits, researchers say. (Medical News Today)

How can you boost your energy levels?
Do you often feel sluggish and would like to give your energy levels a boost? Read this Spotlight for research-backed suggestions on how to achieve this. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment of lower back spasms
There are many possible causes of lower back spasm, including poor posture, muscle overuse, and injuries. In some cases, the spasm may occur as a result of a more serious, underlying condition. Here, we look at the causes of lower back spasm as well as prevention, diagnosis, first aid for symptoms, and treatment. (Medical News Today)

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